By: Shannon Persad
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How to Make 2020 Your Year in Recovery
The mantra continues, “New Year, New Me!”.
Except, many people in recovery fall into various traps, are not consistent with their discipline, or make it their priority going into the new year.
If you are in a loop, now is the best time to decide that 2020 is the year you will be sober and succeed in your recovery.
There are various things an individual can do to make 2020 the best recovery year yet, and we’ll tell you how!
It’s hard accepting you need help for your drug addiction, but it’s the first step to recovery. Acknowledge any changes in behavior, financial woes, stress, and relationship changes with others due to your addiction. Many people see a drop in performance in many parts of their life due to abusing drugs, which means it’s now a problem. Getting off of drugs is the hard part, as many people do believe addiction is a disease, which makes it hard to become sober, but you can do it!
Getting Help in Rehab
Another hurdle many people face is admitting into detox or rehab. There are three main types of drug rehabilitation: detox, inpatient, and outpatient. Usually, a detox is the first type of rehabilitation to admit to, especially if you are withdrawing. After, the clinical team will determine if you are well enough to then enter into inpatient rehab. Then, outpatient is the last step if you wish to continue, and it is highly recommended, as you go back into the real world and still continue treatment.
Living a Sober Life
It will take some adjusting, but living a sober life is possible as you experience recovery. Start an activity or hobby that will take your mind off drugs, such as exercise or going to the beach. Spend time with friends and family. Attend meetings and fulfill the 12-step program. The rehabilitation facility you attended should help with finding support groups or search online.
Make 2020 the year you fight addiction, and win!
If you or someone you know is suffering from drug addiction, seek professional help now.