Early Recovery is a Challenge. We are lost, confused, angry, frustrated, insecure, hopeless, searching for purpose. We also just have a bad case of “the Fuck its." How do we begin our road to change?
Selfishness, dishonesty resentment and fear can cause to get stuck in our own heads and lead to our downfall. This usually means we are focused on ourselves, or on things that are going on in our lives that we can't control.
Acceptance is also a key growth factor for life. If we're restless, discontent, and cannot accept where we are today, how can we expect to be in the right state of mind to make the right decisions? Accepting that we are placed right where we are supposed to be at any given moment is an important component to inner peace.
We all have triggers, but are we mindful of them? Stressful times make us want to drink and use. We can't do anything alone, we need help. If it's a friend, or God, or a group, we need to take slow steps forward in our recovery and avoid old triggers.
Most of all, it's important to remember the good times before we started drinking or using. We were once carefree kids who didn't need drugs or alcohol to have a blast. We can get back to that state of mind again.
In this monologue episode, Shane Ramer goes through his recovery checklist and shares his challenges in sobriety and how he's surmounted them.
"Remember, people in good recovery are dangerous. We have the power to do anything we want.“
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What makes the difference in recovery? How can one help a struggling person find his or her way to healing? Substance use and co-occurring mental health conditions provide a number of formidable obstacles that can keep individuals from living the healthy, happy lives that they deserve. What does it take to usher a person from the disease of addiction into long-term recovery?
At Foundations Recovery Network, we believe in providing evidence-based, integrated treatment and patient-centered care. We treat the whole person, mind, body and spirit. Because we treat both substance use and underlying mental health conditions, we are able to address the root causes of addiction and prepare individuals for a sustainable life in recovery.
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