It’s true that being able to recognize and admit that you have an addiction is the hardest
step to overcoming that addiction.
It is also true that recovering from that addiction and leading a sober lifestyle can also
be incredibly difficult.
Luckily, there are techniques you can try and steps you can take to ease the transition
and better adapt to your new life and lifestyle.
“It is important that you choose
the right treatment plan for you
as a person as well as for the
substance or behavior from which
you are trying to recover.”
First Get the Right Treatment
As One Recovery Center states on their website, “It is critical that the best match for
treatment is made.”
Just as not all addictions are alike, every treatment program is going to be a little bit different.
It is important that you choose the right treatment plan for you as a person as well as for the
substance or behavior from which you are trying to recover.
It is also important to understand that you might need to explore a few treatment methods
before you find the one that “sticks.”
Talk to your doctor or a trained addiction professional about getting help with this part of the
process of recovery.
Don’t try to do this alone.
If you want to lead a sober lifestyle you can’t simply pick up all of your old relationships and
habits as if nothing has changed.
It was those relationships and habits that led to your addiction in the first place.
You have to change everything (some things more than others) if you want to truly recover
and stay sober.
Let’s break it down.
you had with people you love.
It is also important to try to examine each of your relationships for toxic and troublesome
behaviors and habits.
If you have friends that are encouraging you to use “just a little bit” or “in moderation”
these are friendships that might need to be severed at least for a while.
Seek out people who encourage your sobriety and help you work at it.
Stay away from those who want to sweep it under the rug or ignore it.
“Giving your body the nutrients it needs
from natural sources is one of the best ways
to communicate to your inner self that
you want to be healthy and that you
deserve to feel good.”
This is because they replace their old addiction with new addictions to snacking and
It’s fine to focus on food and even better to develop a cooking hobby.
Just make sure that you’re putting only good foods into your body.
Aim for nutritious and healthy ingredients instead of salty and fattening.
Giving your body the nutrients it needs from natural sources is one of the best ways to
communicate to your inner self that you want to be healthy and that you deserve to
It is also vitally important that you put together a workout routine and stick to it.
Science has proven over and over again that regular exercise helps people fight addictions and
You don’t necessarily have to join a gym–even using apps like Couch to 5k or Gorilla Workout
can help you get those endorphins pumping.
“Science has proven that
regular exercise helps people
fight addictions and
Finally, make a point of finding a therapist and working with that therapist regularly to keep
your brain as healthy as you are keeping your body.
Addictions don’t pop up spontaneously; they are fed by a variety of issues.
Talking with a professional will help you work through those issues so that you can stay sober.
Addiction isn’t something that affects just one part of your life; it takes your life over.
Don’t try to treat it as if it were a tumor to be simply sliced out of you.
If you really want to heal, you have to treat your whole self.
Have you explored holistic treatments for addiction?
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