By Judy and Julie Butler
As we have just moved our clocks forward I’m reminded how quickly we can lose time. Often we put off doing the simple things that would only take a minute and would make a difference such as a note to a friend, taking out the trash, putting away books, folding clothes, doing the dishes, etc. The same is also true for not getting help from addiction. “Not now, later”… this procrastination coupled with the excuses about this place or that is very common. For instance a potential client agreed with her family that her life was out of control and health was diminished. She agreed to visit rehabs and to go into treatment. However, when it came to actually committing… she didn’t like this place because it was too big, or that one because it was co-ed, and then of course she really didn’t have the time to do it anyway. When I hear these comments, especially about Bayshore Retreat (because it’s co-ed) I tell the parent or partner it’s the addiction talking. Addiction will do anything – say anything to protect its host and keep the addiction alive. Ironically, time will cure the addiction as its host becomes more and more unhealthy and/or eventually dies at an early age. Realizing that we just lost an hour in our lives with the Spring Forward reminds me that time is really all we have. If someone needs to go to rehab, but doesn’t have the time know that they can bring their cell phone to Bayshore Retreat… also their lap top and some actually run their business while taking care of their personal business. Now what’s your excuse?