No matter what form your addiction takes – alcohol, drugs, compulsive eating or denying yourself food – you can leave it behind and adopt a new and healthy lifestyle. You can repair damaged relationships and begin making well-thought-out choices for your future. You can find peace and satisfaction in your life. Remember that help is available as you move toward recovery. Call us 24/7 toll free at 888-288-2062. Your confidentiality is guaranteed.
What You Can Do to Get Started on Your Recovery
1. Write Down Your Reasons for Getting Sober
The recovery process will be challenging, so a good first step is to write down your reasons for wanting to get sober. This list will remind you of your goals when your resolve begins to weaken. For example, if you have harmed relationships with your children, parents, or others who are close to you, a compelling reason to get sober would be to repair those relationships. If you haven’t been able to plan coherently for your future, write down “planning thoughtfully for the future” as a reason to get sober.
2. Set Goals for Yourself
Be sure to set specific, measurable goals for yourself so that you can see your progress. Write down your goals. Examples might be: “attend three 12-step program meetings this week” or “enter a 30-day inpatient treatment program” or “remain sober for two weeks, then reward myself with a favorite food.”
3. Learn About the Different Recovery Options Available to You
Learn about inpatient, outpatient, 12-step programs and alternative support groups. Then speak to one of our counselors about which one would be right for you.
4. Build a support network
A strong network of friends, family, and others who have been in your situation will enhance your chance for recovery. Your network can include Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous (or other 12-step program) meetings or regular phone calls with a sponsor. Your support network will ensure that you always have someone to talk to who will help you maintain your recovery when you feel tempted.
Reach Out Today
There is no shame in seeking treatment for substance abuse. It is not a punishment; it’s a healing solution, and it will get your life back on track. Call us for a completely confidential conversation with someone who can help. A new life awaits. Let’s take that first step together.