It takes courage to seek treatment for addiction. It takes courage to face the unknown and do the hard work of rehab. It takes courage to avoid triggers, overcome cravings and urges and prevent relapse. It takes courage to commit yourself to a new, healthy life.
Although courage is crucial for all stages of recovery, it’s not always easy to muster the strength and courage you need; sometimes you just need a little encouragement. It may take practice, but with a few steps you can continue to build the courage, confidence and strength you need to get and stay sober.
- Identify your fears. Are you afraid of losing your family or friends? Are you scared that you can’t withstand temptation or that you don’t know how to act when you’re sober? Be honest about your true feelings and then work with your addiction counselor to come up with attainable strategies to best overcome your worries and fears.
- Be patient with yourself. Recovery takes time and your emotions will ebb and flow; one day you’ll feel like you can conquer the world and the next you may fear getting out of bed. Just know this: You will get stronger with each passing day.
- Practice positive thinking. Sometimes we all need a little self-talk to get started in the right direction. For example, if you wake up feeling nervous about meeting a recovery goal, tell yourself that it’s okay to have these feelings but that you have what it takes to move forward with your recovery plans for the day.
- Celebrate small wins. Each recovery victory – whether big or small – is a step in the right direction. Be proud of your accomplishments and let this pride give you the strength and courage to keep going.
The Journey of Recovery Starts With Treatment
Your journey begins with detox and/or addiction treatment. If you are a male ready to discover the miracles of addiction recovery, please contact 10 Acre Ranch today. Call 877-228-4679.