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5 Tips To Help You Stick With Recovery

5 Tips To Help You Stick With Recovery

| January 17, 2016

At the beginning of the recovery journey, it can seem daunting to look at others who have been sober for decades. People who are completely confortable in their own shoes and know their limitations are excellent role models, but that doesn’t mean you should have false expectations of yourself during as you move through your recovery journey.

It is important to remember that finding your serenity takes time. When you are still getting your life together, comparing your life to others is the worst thing you can do. They too had their struggles, and anyone who’s been through treatment knows first-hand, getting clean isn’t easy.

Here are a few tips to help you keep your mind clear and focused.

  1. Put your recovery first.

If you want to stick with sobriety, be sure to look at you day-to-day life realistically and be prepared to make changes. Successful people are disciplined – whether that means being surrounded by the right people, finding healthy routines, eating right or staying connected with friends and family. Different people need different things; figure out what you need and stick with your plan.

  1. Take good care of yourself.

It sounds cliché, but your doctor really is trying to help you. Rest, exercise, diet and balance really DO impact your happiness. Take care of your body and your body will take care of you.

  1. Recovery is a lifestyle.

Recovery is more than a decision; it’s a lifestyle. That means reexamining your choices and habits from many angles. Do your behaviors really line up with your goals? Perhaps certain friendships or activities need to be scratched in favor of healthful and positive options.

  1. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Everyone makes mistakes; we all miss the mark sometimes. Don’t beat yourself up and don’t be afraid to ask a counselor for help. AA and NA are there to help, so is your family. Don’t be afraid to lean on the people who care for you for guidance and compassion.

  1. Stay Positive!

Expect that certain times you may feel a bit forlorn, just like everyone else you know – that’s just life – but your strength can propel you forward and keep you moving in the right direction. Know yourself well enough to know the things that make you happy, and DO those things! Whether you love a day at the arcade, a sweat session at the gym, or a great concert – go check one out and restore your spirit.

Drug addiction does not have to be a way of life.  At The Addiction Recovery Network, we believe treating addiction begins with understanding the person and their specific circumstances and motivations for substance abuse. We have seen that many factors contribute to drug and alcohol abuse and we offer personalized rehabilitation services to help addicts find the right treatment option.

The Addiction Recovery Network is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide 100% confidential free counseling to those struggling with substance abuse. Call us today at 844.84.SOBER and make the choice today to live a better life.

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