Once you finally put down the drink or the drugs, you may really question yourself with the thought of what the heck I am doing? The onset of recovery does not mean that everything will suddenly become settled and comfortable. Recovery makes some major changes in your life that can cause you to feel out of sorts for a while. With anything that is new, it may take a while to become acclimated to your new way of living.
You may become resentful and wonder why you have to take this difficult journey in recovery. In fact, you may be angrily asking yourself how come this had to happen to me? The longer you put one foot in front of the other in your sobriety, the more that will be revealed. If you pay attention to what is happening there is no doubt that you will eventually be thankful for the choice you made to get sober.
The obsession to drink and use can be lifted with the recovery tools that you will learn to use. Once you are sober for some time, you will be grateful that you are independent from having to use or drink to get through the day.
Remembering where you came from will help you to appreciate what you had to go through to get to the place that you are right now. The past can be a measuring stick of what not to do in your future.
Practicing your sobriety one day at a time while using recovery tools and principles will help you to intuitively know what to do in a pinch. Whether your newfound knowledge is for relapse prevention or how to navigate relationships, recovery can help you to do the right thing more often than not.
No one wants to become an alcoholic or an addict, but it happens. When you are newly sober you are probably sure that you do not have anything that anyone wants. This assumption could not be further from the truth. Your experience, strength, and hope are your best gifts to offer to others who also want to stay sober.
Concluding that you are grateful for your sobriety is not something that will just automatically happen. You will have to comprehend how recovery is the best solution for your addiction and the things that you will have to walk through will be worth it in the long run for your chance at recovery.
The Kimberly Center is an evidence-based treatment facility that helps someone who is suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Successful recovery encompasses improvements in self-esteem, vocational productivity, and interpersonal relationships which is what is our goal is with your unique treatment program.
Call us today to begin: 855-4-KCENTER (855-452-3683)