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"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way" ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Go For the Gold!
Posted by:Jenn--Wednesday, September 28, 2016

“I still remember the days locked up in my room, not wanting to talk to anyone, not wanting to see anyone, really not wanting to live, and I was on a downward spiral; on the express elevator to the bottom floor, wherever that might be.”
Does this sound like your child?  Your friend?  Your spouse?

This was a statement made by Michael Phelps about his mental attitude just a couple years ago.  Yes, that same Michael Phelps who is currently the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, with his 28 medals (23 of them gold).  At the time, it appeared that he was on a path to self-destruction that could ruin his reputation, Olympic ambitions, and financial future – everything that he had worked so hard for.
In that same interview, Michael also made the following comment about the time he spent in rehab:  “It was a great experience, and I learned a lot about myself.”
Perhaps Michael Phelps’ story of self-loathing accompanied by alcohol and drug abuse, followed by his beneficial involvement in rehab, can be an inspiration to others who are feeling the same pain and hopelessness. There are resources available that can help them find that same commitment to change, if they are receptive.
For an article on Michael’s turnaround, titled Michael Phelps: The Importance of His Recovery and Return to the Olympics, click on this link. 

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