Driving an extra hour to work to avoid the freeway isn’t so bad. It’s just an hour. I can spare an hour. It’s not that important that I attend Gloria’s birthday party. She’ ll understand. Decisional analysis opens the lens somewhat so that you can fully examine all the pluses and minuses of starting your recovery. Change begins when you have thoughtfully weighed the reasons to change
against reasons to stay the same. In this way, you take control of your recovery, because you make the choice yourself.