The First Rule of Addiction Recovery
You do not recover from an addiction by stopping using. You recover by creating a new life where it is easier to not use. If you don’t create a new life, then all the factors that brought you to your addiction will eventually catch up with you again….
You don’t have to change everything in your life. But there are a few things and behaviors that have been getting you into trouble, and they will continue to get you into trouble until you let them go. The more you attempt to clutch your previous lifestyle in recuperation, the less well you will do.
Here are the three most common things that people need to change in order to achieve recovery.
Avoid High-Risk Situations
Some common high-risk situations are described by the acronym, HALT:
How do you feel at the end of the day? You’re probably hungry because you haven’t eaten well. You’re probably angry because you’ve had a tough day at work or a tough commute home. You may feel lonely because you’re isolated. You don’t have to be physically alone to feel lonely. And you’re tired. That is the reason your most grounded yearnings typically happen toward the day’s end. Here’s another method for taking a gander at high-risk circumstances:
- (People who you use with or who are related to your use. People who you have conflicts with, and who make you want to use. People who you celebrate with by using. People who encourage you to use either directly or indirectly.)
- (Places where you use or where you get your drugs or alcohol.)
- (Things that remind you of your using.)
How might you maintain a strategic distance from high-chance circumstances? Obviously, you can’t generally dodge these circumstances. Be that as it may, in case you’re mindful of them, they won’t find you napping, and you can keep small longing for from transforming into real inclinations.
Care more for yourself. Have a more advantageous lunch so you’re not as eager toward the day’s end. Join a 12 stage amass with the goal that you don’t feel detached. Figure out how to unwind with the goal that you can relinquish your outrage and feelings of hatred. Grow better rest propensities with the goal that you’re less worn out.
Keep away from your drinking companions, your most loved bar, and having liquor in the house. Maintain a strategic distance from individuals who you utilized cocaine with, driving by your merchant’s neighborhood, and cocaine stuff.
Recuperation isn’t around one major change. It’s about bunches of little changes. Maintaining a strategic distance from those high-hazard circumstances causes you make another life where it’s less demanding to not utilize.