Last Updated on: 27th February 2024, 07:46 pm

Two Key Elements to Help You Stay Strong In Recovery

Why is it so difficult to stay in recovery? Yes, your brain has already been altered by the drugs you’ve been using and so it will continue to be triggered by the cravings, but it’s not just that. There are so many other reasons that make you go against your best intentions, like if historically your family members have been addicted to alcohol or drugs. Or you feel pressured because of your friends, even though you want to stay sober. Or you feel guilty or shameful because your family doesn’t understand. Or you started young which makes it extra hard. Or you’re caught up in a toxic relationship and don’t know how to get out. Or probably most importantly, you are also dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, or any of the many mental health issues.

With so many factors that could be affecting your life, it’s easy to escape back into addiction, unless you’re really aware, determined and committed to staying strong.

So the 2 key elements you need:

  1. Therapy
  2. Routine

Therapy

We have come a long way since it was considered a stigma to go to therapy. In today’s world, it’s not just a nice to have option but a NECESSITY. At OC Revive, we honestly think that it is impossible to stay the course without continuing therapy after coming out of detox. We have a well thought out transition plan for our clients and a wide range of therapeutic modalities to help them become stronger, more balanced human beings.

Here are some of our Therapy Treatments:

Two Key Elements to Help You Stay Strong In Recovery | OC Revive

Routine

Two Key Elements to Help You Stay Strong In Recovery | OC Revive

It’s probably not talked about enough how important it is to establish a good daily routine for yourself to stay strong on your road to recovery. When you create a positive life-enhancing routine, what it does over time is to replace your old negative self-destructive habits.

Creating a structure in your day gives you a solid foundation for your life so that you’re not driven by boredom or confusion or anxiety to make your decisions. Having a structured routine also helps increase your confidence in yourself and your choices.

What would make a good daily routine? Here are some ideas:

  • Setting your alarm to wake up at a regular time everyday
  • Daily morning practice such as journaling, reading or meditation
  • Incorporating a good nutritious diet
  • Starting an exercise routine that you enjoy and can stick to
  • Family time, if you have family you live with
  • Finding hobbies that can interest you when you’re bored
  • Ensuring 7-8 hours of sleep each night

Start slow and build up a routine for yourself that will work for you. Trying to cram too many things into your routine early on can make it overwhelming to keep up with. Try one thing at a time, and add another item only when you’re comfortable. Take charge of your recovery, and you will take charge of your life!


Want to learn more about how we can help with your Therapy and Routine? Reach out: (844) 964-2770

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Allyson Lake

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