Making the transition from treatment back to your regular routine can be a difficult one, full of brand new mental and emotional challenges. We can be filled with fear that we’ll relapse. We can be hit with the anxiety and depression that can come during difficult transitions. We can feel suddenly very alone and isolated after having professional help and the support of community. All of these emotions are normal, and to cope with them, there are some things we can give ourselves to help us along in the process.
Now is the time to lean on the family, friends and loved ones who’ve told you they’re there for you. Take them up on their offer to spend time with you and keep you company if you feel lonely. Ask them to check on you. Reach out to your sponsor, attend support group meetings, and find a therapist if you don’t already have one. Create a support system for yourself with people you trust, and take advantage of their love, care and support. You don’t have to attempt the recovery process alone. Allowing people to be there for you and accepting their help sets you up for even greater chances of a successful recovery.
Be patient with yourself, and have patience with the process. You didn’t become addicted overnight, you didn’t decide to enter treatment overnight, and you won’t recover overnight. Recovery takes time. If you’re struggling with addictive urges and compulsions, understand that they will take time to fade. You will continue to build your strength and willpower, and in time your addictions won’t hold the same power over you they once did. Trust that if you keep doing the work, you’ll get there.
Believe in Yourself
Perhaps the greatest gift we can give ourselves is our faith. We can’t recover if we don’t believe we can. Believing in yourself means you can direct your energy in positive and productive ways. You’re affirming yourself and your ability to heal. You’re putting your inner power into your recovery rather than self-sabotage. You’re staring your inner demons down and refusing to believe their lies. You’re believing in your own truth instead, and that’s an extremely powerful thing. A huge factor driving our addictions is our self-destructiveness. When we can transform our energy to be self-empowering instead, we are that much closer to manifesting a healthy recovery.
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