Tools to Live a Sober Life

For the alcoholic, drug addict or substance abuser, entering a rehab program is like entering a dark cave.
Admitting to oneself or others that addiction is causing a problem can be very frightening.

There is a socially imposed sense of failure associated with addiction that can keep some people from fully addressing the problem.  Feelings of guilt and shame that wrap around the actions an addict takes, possibly imposing on friends and loved ones, possibly creating problems in social and business situations – all make the entire process more fraught with angst and difficulty.

The science of addiction is constantly evolving and research medical professionals have discovered more about how the brain works in the past twenty years than could possibly have been imagined in the last one hundred years.  There are biological, genetic, chemical and psychological components to addiction which have to be treated simultaneously and appropriately.  Because addiction so often co-presents with other mental health issues, it’s important to work with a qualified and competent professional addiction recovery team in order to have the best chance of a lifelong recovery and a productive sober life.

For the alcoholic, drug addict or substance abuser, entering a rehab program is like entering a dark cave.  There is plenty unknown and the skills to get through the dark period are normally not at hand.  Even knowing what those skills are can be a challenge many addicts are unable to face alone.  Having a team of professional addiction recovery specialists will not only help to serve the addict with a supportive community of understanding people, but will also provide the recovering addict with behavioral  tools so that addiction will not present problems in the future.

Battling addiction is, for most people, a lifelong journey, even after rehab is completed.  Understanding the triggers which cause an alcoholic or drug addict to want to escape can be an invaluable benefit that can help the addict prepare an appropriate response, ahead of time.  Feeling prepared and ready to meet the challenges of managing triggers is one skill set that the rehab professionals at a qualified and well-respected recovery center will provide.

Many addicts and alcoholics are masters of isolation.  They often remove themselves from relationships that might become uncomfortably close and create distance, which ultimately leads to isolation.  The problem with isolation, particularly after recovery, is its risk profile for relapse.  The addict who can’t be around people, either due to social anxiety, chemical imbalance, internal feelings of self-judgment or for other reasons, is at a higher risk for relapse than someone who has dealt with their addiction and found a way back to normal society and healthy relationships.  The addiction recovery team at a licensed recovery center will help the addict to develop skills which draw appropriate boundaries.  These skills will let the addict be in the company of others, without requiring their own behavior to deviate from the recovering addict’s own, personal standards and norms.  

In other words, it is possible for the recovering addict to once again feel deserving of trust and to receive feelings from others, without becoming absorbed in them. The skills to handle social and work life are available, through the recovery treatment platform.


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