Living life while struggling with addiction often has no stability. Addiction is great at uprooting your life and causing you to live in a way you cannot predict. This can lead to increased anxiety and decreased motivation in recovery. Having stability offers you a predictable life, for the most part. This is partly due to having a structured schedule that allows you to take part in activities that are necessary to recovery. Learning how to develop and maintain stability will help your recovery in the long term.
Building a Foundation
Laying down a solid foundation is necessary to build your recovery. Building a foundation is a step by step process, as going right into it can be overwhelming and, for some, cause them to have further urges. Develop a stable foundation is composed of three parts:
- Medication: Medication management is crucial to recovery. It helps lessen withdrawal symptoms, decrease the risk of relapse, and helps to reduce cravings. When used in conjunction with other therapies, medication is an excellent treatment to help individuals recover.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT helps individuals change how they talk to themselves, as negative self-talk can lead to depression, anxiety, and possibly addiction.
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): While CBT mainly focuses on your self-talk and thoughts, DBT helps you change your behavior to make you more resilient to negative emotions. It also teaches skills to pick yourself back up after a setback.
Make Sober Friends
When you enter treatment, you may find yourself surrounded by people you don’t know. As frightening as this may be, it allows you to meet and bond with others working on getting sober. These individuals can give you advice and support you in ways that no one else can because they understand what you have gone through.
Another critical aspect of recovery is learning to set healthy boundaries. Those struggling with addiction often do not have healthy boundaries, enabling them to stay in negative situations. Setting healthy boundaries will help you gain self-respect and self-love as you stand by your morals and what you want for your life.
Stability in recovery is crucial. It keeps you on a consistent schedule that works towards your sobriety every day. Addiction often does not allow individuals to live a stable life. It consumes you, causing your day to day life to be different. At Alta Loma Transformational Services, we have seen addiction’s effects on people’s lives, often leaving them in a sea of uncertainty and hopelessness. At our facility, we offer a way out of that darkness and teach you how to lay a solid foundation for your recovery. Over time, you will become more stable and better manage your sobriety on your own. Through our treatment modalities, we believe you can become the person you always dreamed of being. For more information on finding your stability in recovery, contact us today at (866) 457-3843.