Making the decision to get clean and sober is something that will change the trajectory of your life. Once you understand that you have a problem and need help, the next step is starting the recovery process. It can be difficult to know where to start, especially with so many paths open for traveling. Should you seek an inpatient treatment program? What is the ideal length of treatment? How often should you attend counseling?
Recovery Starts With A Single Choice
No matter how long you have been abusing drugs or alcohol, it’s important to realize that getting sober is not something that happens overnight. Recovery is a gradual, lifelong process. But it all starts with the decision to change.
To make things less overwhelming, it helps to break down the process into smaller steps.
- Commit to getting clean and sober
- Establish realistic expectations and set goals
- Choose the right treatment plan
- Get adequate support and learn real-life tools during treatment
- Plan to live a life free of drugs and alcohol
Why Personalized Treatment Matters
The above are basic steps that benefit all individuals looking to stop their addiction. Yet just as you are unique, your treatment plan should be as well. A personalized treatment plan takes into account your personality, lifestyle, addiction history and underlying issues such as mental illness. Personalized treatment is important because it is built around your strengths. This helps you stay on task.
For instance, when you make the choice to quit drinking or using, you need to build a foundation that allows you to follow through. If you suffer from anxiety and you don’t address it, it’s going to be hard for you to stay true to your original intent because you won’t know how to control your feelings. A personalized treatment plan will ensure that you get the help you need for your anxiety so you don’t rely on substances to self-medicate your symptoms.
Each day that you stick to your decision brings new opportunity. This can be scary because you start to realize that it’s not a single decision that will land you in the world of sobriety. Instead, it’s a daily decision that you will have to face every day. Some days will be tougher than others. But if you stick to your decision to change, get the treatment you need and build a strong support network, you will find that committing to a sober life becomes easier.
Remember, every successful recovery starts with a single choice.
Make the decision to get sober today! Call our staff to get the caring, compassionate support you need to start your new beginning. We will be with you every step along the way.