Forgiveness is important today in my recovery because holding onto grudges only affects you in the long run. No matter how hard the situation is, it takes courage to forgive. There has been instances in my life where I held on to certain resentments and would not forgive. I held onto them until they turned into a poison, hurting me daily. When I finally found the courage to find forgiveness, it was a complete relief to let go of that baggage. I am the type of guy that holds a lot of grudges and usually needs the motivation to let them go. South Orange County Detox & Treatment (SOCD) and Salina have helped me identify and let go of these grudges. Although I am not perfect and still have a lot of work to continuously do, letting go and finding forgiveness has helped me focus on the goal at hand. To stay clean and find recovery. Without SOCD.I would be stuck in a constant state of pity and anger.