There’s no doubt that most people dealing with an addiction would like to get sober. The issue, however, is that people who struggle with addiction often don’t know how to do so. The concept of getting clean seems so overwhelming, that many addicts remain in addiction because they don’t know what other options are available to them.
Here are two strategies that you can use today to support your recovery goals.
Surround yourself by positive people. This is important, because you are only as good as your weakest link. If you are surrounded by someone who encourages and promotes your continued use of drugs, it would be hard for you to overcome this in their presence.
That may be hard to understand, as most people would like to think they are in charge of their own emotions. But the power that an addiction has on the brain, is very overwhelming, and you need to do as much as you can to support yourself and your brain to stay clear from the the temptation to abuse substances.
Bottom line: the more often you surround yourself with people who promote your addiction, the less likely you will be able to reach your recovery goals.
Journaling. Journaling is something that a lot of people overlook, because writing can be challenging.
After all, many of us found our English classes to be hard, and may associate writing anything in the same way. However, journaling can be very liberating. It helps us to clear our minds, develop new ideas, and process things that we find challenging, including our drug use. For resources to assist you with your journaling needs, please contact our book store here.
No one said that the journey to recovery would be easy. In fact, it’s probably going to be one of the hardest things you ever will attempt to do. But it’s important that if you want to live your best life, you learn to reduce your amount of alcohol and drug consumption you use.
If you would like support on how to do this more effectively, we welcome you to book your free consultation today.