MAKING A RECOVERY SUCCESSFUL IN THE FIRST FEW MONTHS
- August 10, 2018
Addiction is a disease that can be overwhelming. When you are addicted to drugs or alcohol, your body believes that it craves and needs the substance to keep functioning. Discontinuing use of these substances can lead to painful and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. These facts can make it hard to imagine overcoming an addiction. However, it can be done.
Addiction can be treated effectively and successfully if you do want to make a change in your life. There are effective ways to manage the symptoms of addiction and keep it under control. Treatment programs can offer various therapies, medication, and other tools to help manage your addiction.
After you complete a treatment program, the first few months are important. Some people say that the first 90 days after completing treatment are the most important to succeeding in recovery. Creating a structured life with routine can help you immensely in these early days of recovery.
There are several tips that people will offer for those who want to succeed in the first few months of recovery. Making sure that you attend meetings, such as 12-step meetings, can be essential to keep your recovery on track. Alcoholics Anonymous encourages members of their groups to attend 90 meetings in 90 days, helping people to stay on track.
Speaking with a sponsor or therapist in your first few months of sobriety can also be extremely helpful. They have experienced what you are going through, or they are experienced in helping those who have gone through similar experiences. Their guidance can be crucial in times that you find it hard to stay clean.
Make sure that your living space is free of anything that might draw you back into substance abuse. If you have anything related to drugs or alcohol laying around your home, this serves as a temptation. You could end up using again if you are in that close of a proximity to anything related to your addiction. If you are aware of what triggers your addiction, it is also important to avoid those triggers. A craving could be triggered by something as simple as a sound you hear on TV. If you learn what these are, it will be that much easier to avoid them and not go back to using drugs or alcohol.
Asana Recovery understands that the early days of your recovery are going to be difficult. We provide you with the tools that you will need to face the world after your residential addiction treatment. Our experience in treating addiction helps us guide you to living a clean life when you return home.
Asana Recovery offers supervised detoxification and a residential treatment program in a supportive, relaxing, and inspiring environment. Throughout our comprehensive drug and alcohol treatment program, you will learn how to lead a healthy and happy life free of substance abuse. Call us at (949) 438-4504 to learn more about how you can begin your journey to recovery.