FIVE SIGNS OF EMOTIONAL STABILITY
- August 31, 2018
During the rehabilitation process you learn a lot about addiction and the way that it relates to you. You reach recovery through physical sobriety but the most important thing it teaches you is how to control your emotional sobriety. Most addiction has its roots in internal struggles, so learning how to understand and relegate your emotions is a vital step towards full recovery.
Controlling Negative Feelings
Negative feelings are impossible to completely extinguish, but you can learn how to manage them. One of the most important parts of sobriety is learning to understand the things in your life that you can and can’t control. When negative thoughts entire your headspace, the methods you learn in the rehabilitation process will help you navigate yourself into a more positive outcome instead of immediately finding a way to cope.
Living in the Present
Allowing yourself to live in the present moment is difficult for people that aren’t even battling addiction. Many people find themselves stuck on choices they made in the past or things they wish they hadn’t said to someone they care about. But instead of dwelling in the past, it’s important to understand where you are today and how far you have come. You are not the person you used to be and you need to be proud of that. Part of rehabilitation is learning to accept the mistakes you’ve made and allow them to help you grow as a person. Allowing yourself to live in the moment at had allows you to place your addiction behind you.
Saying No to Temptation
Perhaps one of the hardest parts about leaving the rehabilitation center is curving temptation on your own. Thankfully, you’ve been given the tools to successfully and healthily avoid anything that gets in your way to a full recovery. You won’t always be able to avoid everything that may cause you to feel weak but through rehab and therapy, even those obstacles will become just small and manageable hurdles.
Feeling at Ease
A major symptom of addiction is paranoia and feeling on edge. You make excuses for your behaviors that can ultimately isolate yourself form the people you care about the most. During treatment, you get to acknowledge this kind of behavior allowing you to let it go. Recovery means that you are entering a new period of your life and things will get stressful, but when you learn to feel at ease and go with the flow the whole process will allow you to gain confidence and live your life.
Forming Deep Bonds
Recovery has many ups and downs and something that can alleviate the stress is having people around you that you can lean on to for support. During your recovery, you will meet many people that you can relate to because of your addiction, some of those friendships will last and some of them won’t – and that’s okay. But now that you are entering a period in your life no longer shrouded by your addiction, the friendships you make will become more meaningful. You are no longer just someone who is defined by your addiction. Through rehabilitation, you will find it easier to connect with people on a much deeper level.
Recovery and rehabilitation are hard, but with the right tools they don’t have to be. At Asana Recovery, we understand how difficult recovering from these addictions through our daily work to help those struggling most from this disease. While some may believe they can make it alone, rehabilitation programs are essential in the fight to break dependency. The road ahead is not a smooth or easy one, but you can traverse it if done so with the support of the right team. Counseling and aftercare processes can assist you by addressing the psychological facets that led you to addiction and help you build a structure from which to better cope with life without succumbing to addiction.
The supervised detoxification and residential treatment programs at Asana Recovery are offered in a supportive, relaxing, and inspiring environment. We’re deeply committed to ensuring your long-term recovery, and guiding you on your path to a healthier and happier future. There is no better time than now, and we’re always available to speak with you. Call us at (949) 438-4504 to learn more about our comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment program today.