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Staying resilient in addiction recovery

So far, your life may not have been a bed of roses. You could have grown up in a family who struggled financially or you may have lost people that were close to you.

Now, you’ve just completed an addiction treatment program inside a drug or alcohol rehabilitation centre, you wonder how it’s possible that you are still here today.

The important thing to remember is that you are still here! Believe me, you are very lucky. There are lots of people that simply do not make it through addiction.

I don’t know what you’ve been through because we all have our own journeys, but one thing’s for sure – you are resilient. You’ve proven to yourself and to those around you that you can handle whatever life throws at you.

Resilience - Staying resilient in addiction recoveryBeing resilient is your ability to stand up again when you’ve been knocked down. You could have allowed your addiction to get the better of you, but instead, you said NO!

Now that you are in addiction recovery, you’re going to have to be even more resilient because it’s not going to easy. You’re going to have to face your old problems again and this time, you’re going to deal with them correctly – without using drugs or alcohol.

Staying resilient in addiction recovery will prepare you to face all the challenges it will throw at you, however there will be obstacles that can be overwhelming, that’s why it’s important that you keeping building on your resilience.

Here’s how you can do that.

Have Support!

Have you ever watched a sporting event where the home team was losing hopelessly, but after the crowd got behind their team, they suddenly made a miraculous turn-around to win it from almost nowhere?

That’s what support can do for you. It will help you tap into your inner strength that you never thought you had. Family members and friends will always be there for you, despite the damage that you may have caused.

If you can get over these challenges with the support of those who love you, what cant you overcome?

Learn From Your Mistakes!

It’s so easy for us to feel sad or critical whenever we make a mistake, but on the bright side, it teaches how we can avoid making the same error in future!

Now that you are in addiction recovery, you have the experience to make sure that you don’t use drugs or alcohol again. Use it.

Look After Yourself!

Rebuilding your life and managing your addiction recovery can take a lot out of you and it becomes so easy to ignore your personal needs. It’s important that you look after yourself as the healthier you are, the more resilient you’ll be!

Take Action!

Sometimes, I wish that when I close my eyes or wake up the next morning that all my problems will disappear. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that.

It’s important that you face your problems and deal with them in the right way. In the past, you may have used drugs or alcohol to try an overcome them, but it only made things worse.

If you have a problem, think things through, use your support and work out an effective plan of action.

Remember, addiction recovery won’t be easy, but it’s definitely worth it and being resilient through the tough times will help you achieve it.

Article by We Do Recover

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