Is Your Pride Standing in the Way of Your Recovery?

Last Updated: Sep 20th 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Here are four ways that your pride may be getting in the way of your recovery. To get better, you need to be aware of these issues and check them.


Recognizing that you have a problem

Denial is the step most people stay at. They refuse to recognize that they have a problem, even when it’s staring them in the face. Especially when it’s staring them in the face. Often, by remaining in denial, they continue to turn to the substances and dependencies which make their problem worse.


Recognizing you can’t recover alone

Recovery works best when we have input and advice from other people. They can see things about us that we might not see–or are trying not to see. Also, it is easier to give someone else advice than to give that advice to ourselves. Working in support groups and with therapists can make a big difference.


Recognizing that you have to be vulnerable

It can be hard for some people to admit the truth. It can be hard to open up and tell our truths to others. And, it can be hard for some people to cry, which may be an important release. Sometimes it can be hard to trust others, but recovery demands vulnerability so it’s important to find people you can trust to be there with you in your recovery.


Recognizing that help may not come in the form that you want it to

We try to remain in control all the time. But the fact is that we need to give up some control to recover. We need to realize that many of the ways we’ve been leading our lives needs to be readjusted to help get us into a better place.


There are substance abuse treatment centers in Florida that can help you achieve your recovery, whatever you’re facing. But you have to put your pride aside. For help getting started, please call (866) 971-5531.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Brittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is the Assistant Clinical Director at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.