Can’t I Just Stop on My Own

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Can’t I Just Stop on My Own

You may be wondering why you need treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. Perhaps you believe that you can just stop on your own. Even if you can, treatment provides tangible skills and tools that will only help you in  the long run. A recovery program is not lock up either. Recovery programs often have amenities to make sure your stay is enjoyable in between groups or meetings. Treatment essentially teaches you to enjoy and live your life in new, sober ways.

Recovery works best when you have a team surrounding you. In the beginning, your team are treatment professionals and even a sponsor. Later in recovery, the support of sponsors, sober friends, and even family become part of your recovery team. Recovery is not meant to be accomplished alone.

When you think about addiction, you may remember how isolating it felt. Your family may have ostracized you to some degree. Perhaps you have lost jobs or friends due to your addiction. Recovery is the opposite of addiction. Considering this point, you may want to try things a little differently.

Even if you are not an extrovert, you can still utilize other people to aid your recovery efforts. There are special 12 step meetings that involve music, candles, and are more serene in nature than traditional meetings. The 12 step programs are just one way to recovery, although, the 12 step programs are well established to be a powerful recovery program.

Various treatment programs are especially helpful for early recovery. Treatment allows you a chance to breathe, focus on your goals, rid your body of leftover toxins from the substances, and start fresh. Treatment helps you understand some of the reasons why you may have used. In treatment, there is individual counseling and group counseling to help you learn positive coping skills, gain your first weeks of sobriety, and start thinking about your future. Treatment also has a way of jump starting your healing process.

The skills and experiences that you gain in treatment cannot be accomplished on your own. Recovery is no meant to be journeyed alone, and neither is addiction treatment.

At The Kimberly Center, we care about your recovery. We want to help you achieve your full potential through our compassionate approach, as well as our expertise in treatment. Call us now at 855-4-KCENTER to learn more about how treatment can help you today.

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