Calling it Quits
Sailing through treatment and looking forward to the next steps of your new journey in life? Great! What is more attractive than knowing you have the chance to start from another point? It can be scary just getting out of treatment for an addiction and stepping into a reality that has been far away for some time. Life doesn’t stop for anyone, therefore you have to get on the train to living and what’s more, living and enjoying life. It’s important to know there is a path for recovery success.
Tips on Successful Recovery
Taking steps to ensure recovery gets the best outcome possible, will take courage, strength, and a dedicated support system. Courage comes from within and if you have already completed a rehabilitation stay, you have passed the first step into recovery. It is not easy to admit there is a problem with addiction naturally, but when a person is tired of constantly “coming up short,” the awareness and courage it takes to get help has a depth that cannot be instilled by others. Some people have made recovery look real easy, however, there is not a sign that tells a person recovering that everything they ever experienced that has marred their life, possibly will reach back to the surface and cause some disturbance.
Travel your New Journey with Support
Emotions are never bad. Emotions are temporary feelings that a human must experience, which is why many people choose to self-medicate. They may want to escape feelings of guilt, shame, abandonment, disparity, and any other uncomfortable feelings that exist. When a person is in recovery and commits to the work it will take to remain stable and regain a better way to live, it is detrimental to have a secure support system. A support system can include but is not limited to, a therapist, addiction counselor, close relative, close friend, spouse, parent, child, etc. Recovery from addiction is not easy and does not have to be a lonely road. Having supports and establishing goals with a professional, are definite ways to help a recovering addict be hopeful on the road to recovery.
Set Yourself up for Success
Relapse is not a given; many people have had to try from point A more than one time. If you put relapse in your mind as a possibility, it can become more of an option. Yes, it is possible, but when you have had enough negative consequences of active addiction, there truly is no room for relapse. Although recovery from addiction can be challenging, making sure to have a plan as soon as you are nearing your completion date of treatment, will give you a better chance at success in recovery. Contact us today for more information.