The process of entering and completing treatment can be life-changing and can start us on the path towards full recovery. The decision to enter treatment can be a difficult one. Often when we’re starting treatment, we’ve really been struggling with our addictions and can feel like we’re at the end of our rope and have given up hope. How can we prepare ourselves for the transition of entering treatment? Be optimistic. We can find ourselves filled with fear, anxiety and worry. We might be afraid that we’re too far gone to recover. We may have been in treatment before and are frustrated and disappointed with having relapsed. We might be skeptical about whether treatment even works. We may not know anyone who has recovered successfully, or we may have seen people complete treatment only to relapse shortly thereafter. Try to be as positive and optimistic as you can. Believe in the best possible outcome. Recovery is a reality for many people, and you can be one of those people. Believe in yourself. Many of us are filled with self-doubt. We may not believe in ourselves or think we’re capable of recovering. It’s hard to be optimistic about having a successful recovery when we don’t believe in ourselves. We can’t heal if we don’t believe we can. Our thoughts, feelings and energy manifest our realities. Believe you can heal. Believe in the beauty of life. Visualize your recovery and believe in your ability to manifest it. What will you look like when you’re recovered? Try to envision yourself. What will you be doing? How will you be feeling? Visualize yourself healed, happy, strong and at peace. See yourself feeling proud of yourself and proud of the accomplishment of having healed yourself. Be kind to yourself. Chances are if you’re preparing to enter treatment, you’ve been going through some really challenging things. You’ve probably been really struggling emotionally. When we’re feeling most down is when we need our love the most. We tend to want to beat ourselves up and criticize ourselves. We’re ashamed of how bad our addictions have gotten. We’re embarrassed. We’re filled with regret. Forgive yourself. Give yourself the gift of your own compassion and understanding. Remind yourself that you have been in pain, and now is your chance to get help in facing that pain so you can finally be free from it running your life.
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