Are you ready to get sober? Is this a passing thought or is it a commitment? Moving beyond active addiction requires more than a purposeless fancy- it requires dedication and diligence. You have to want it, and you have to commit.
First, find the viable resources. Maybe your job offers insurance to help pay for treatment or an employee-assistance plan. Sometimes, there are government funded programs. The price of rehab is often nothing compared to the value of a sober life. In the long run, the cost of active addiction far outweighs the price of entering a treatment center. Sometimes, the requirements of treatment require certain steps.For some, a stay in a detox center before transitioning to outpatient or 12-Step programs is sufficient, but it is important that you understand the nature of your addiction. Withdrawal symptoms from some substances can cause severe health risks and need medical supervision. Additionally, the length of active use requires more stringent management.
Secondly, identify the barriers to your recovery. Do you live with an active addict unwilling to enter treatment? Will you lose your job if you take the time off for treatment? Beyond these physical world barriers, you will need to find ways to overcome the emotional blocks to recovery. The stigma of admitting to an addiction prevents some from seeking help. There is, however, a decent chance that someone you know has already gone through what you are going through. You might find an unknown source of support.
After shame, it is often hard to deal with the guilt of some of the things we might have done. Guilt can leave you feeling unworthy. You have to choose whether the weight of carrying that guilt is worth your life. Also, keep in mind that living in recovery offers you the opportunity to make amends when possible.
Trust issues can keep you from fully experiencing recovery. If you cannot trust people, you can not get past the core issues of addiction. Learning to trust is an integral part of living in recovery.
The third element of change is knowing that the very real threat of relapse is a part of recovery that requires you to be constantly vigilant. You have to identify things that might trigger a slip or relapse ahead of time and make plans to deal with them. Set up a phone tree, get a mentor or a sponsor, go to regular meetings where people will check on you, and get involved in the sober community.
Yes, getting sober is difficult. It is life-altering, but it is worth it. You are worth it. Recovery is about building a life worth living. Do not give up. Fort Worth Recovery can help you navigate the challenges. Call us at 817 382 2894 or reach out online today.