Coming into a recovery program is frightening at first with the knowledge that this is something that you will have to do for a lifetime – one day at a time. Feelings of doubt may arise of whether you really even have an addiction or if you could really pull this sobriety thing off long-term? The good news is that if you want to remain sober for the long-haul, you can do it by becoming deliberate with your recovery measures.
Talk the talk
Yes, there is much more than being able to spout off some of the verbiages that recovery entails. You do have to know what you are talking about by being around others who speak the language of the heart and know what it takes to be sober. Soak in everything that you can that revolves around what you need to do in your program. By fully understanding what has to happen to remain sober, your knowledge can be put into action.
Walk the Walk
Now that you have been better aquatinted with what happens in a recovery program, you should get busy! Go to meetings. Get a sponsor. Work the Steps. Have faith in a Higher Power. Meditate for serenity. Keep it simple. Do all the things that will strengthen your recovery so that you can live a better life than you could have ever imagined.
Balk the balk
There will be haters and naysayers with anything that you do, but you do not have to believe the negative hype. The aspects of recovery do not have to apply just to the cessation of drinking and using. These principles work in all sorts of everyday circumstances which can build your character and lengthen your sobriety time. If you were to listen to the opinions of others and choose to believe them without trying it out for yourself, then you are doing a disservice to yourself and to your sobriety. Do not knock recovery before you try it because doing whatever it takes to stop the insanity of addiction is crucial to finally becoming healthy.
The deliberate intuitive actions that you take regarding your recovery will help you to manifest your sobriety into something you could not imagine living without. Recovery is the greatest gift you can give to yourself and it also one of those gifts that keep on giving – it works if you work it.
Pinnacle Recovery gives you and your loved ones a safe, beautiful place to heal, with the knowledge and tools you need to make a full, successful recovery. We specialize in inpatient rehabilitation, trauma recovery, AA programs and AA alternatives, experiential therapy, dual diagnosis, family therapy, co-occurring and dual diagnosis addictions. We also offer a wide range of sober living and intensive outpatient treatment programs. Call 1-866-301-0573 today for more information.