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Sobriety The Power of Goals in Addiction Recovery

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Make it a point to embrace your sobriety going into the new year. For many who struggle with addiction, the holiday season can be the most difficult time of year the most difficult to stay sober. Temptations and triggers are bountiful during the holiday season. Compared to the rest of the year the last 3 months are hard when you’re a recovering addict. However, there is light at the end of the year, as everyone begins talking about resolution goals. Setting a new year’s goal can inspire and motivate your recovery. If rehab is your New Year’s resolution, don’t let your fears of the unknown hold you back.

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The Power of Goals in Recovery

Millions of people make new year resolutions. It’s the best way to welcome in the new year with new goals and a fresh outlook. Sobriety for the new year should be your priority! When you are in recovery it’s a great idea to take time to set your sobriety goals. Never underestimate the power of goal setting. Goals help you to take control of your actions. The clients are Resurgence Behavioral Health set goals for substance abuse treatment. This helps to increase the chances of completing treatment and maintaining sobriety. Let’s explore ways to set sobriety goals for 2021!

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Create Your Sobriety Goals for the New Year

Sobriety isn’t a one size fit all solution. Your sobriety goals are a personal milestone. Recovery goals will depend on where you are on your recovery journey. Create your goals to reflect where you are at. Someone who has 5 years of sobriety under their belt will have different goals compared to someone fresh out of rehab. Focus on one goal at a time. When you are in early recovery, set yourself daily goals. Avoid planning too far in the future. Doing this can help you reach your recovery goals. Your goals should be your own and not influenced by other people.

Write Your Sobriety Goals

It is always a challenge to reach your sobriety goals. Writing down your goals can help you achieve them. This allows you time to think. Ask yourself these questions:

  • What are my recovery goals?
  • How will I track my progress?
  • Do I have the ability to reach my goals?
  • Are my goals reasonable?

Set deadlines for your goals. When you write out your goals it provides you with a visual reminder. Write your goals down in a notebook that you have easy access to.

7 Achievable Recovery Goals

If you are stuck on figuring out what goals to set yourself here are few ideas to get you started.

  1. Resolve to lean on others for support
    Sometimes your loved ones may not fully understand what you are going through. This can cause you to feel alone. If your family and friends are reaching out to help you, instead of pushing them away, choose a select few that you will lean on for support.
  2. Be positive
    It is often easy to fall into negative thinking. Make it your goal to find the positives. Come up with a motto that will help you through the tough times.
  3. Be accountable for your choices
    Stop blaming others. You are in control of your actions. Remember that every choice, good or bad, is your own.
  4. Read an inspirational book
    If you love reading, this will be an easy goal. Take the time to read books about other addicts’ journey into sobriety.
  5. Count your blessings
    Take the time every day of each week to write down all the things that you are grateful for. Collect them all in a jar. When you are feeling down, take one out to remind yourself of all the great things in your life.
  6. Do acts of kindness
    When you are using drugs, you may have been unable to focus on the needs of the ones that need you the most. Recovery requires that you be mindful of how your actions affect others. Helping others will boost your self-esteem and confidence. Volunteering and helping others will help you rebuild the trust that may have been lost.
  7. Learn a new hobby
    When you are no longer using drugs, you will discover you have a lot of time to fill. The best part about recovery is the ability to rediscover yourself. Try out different hobbies until you find one that brings you happiness.

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Recovery and Relapse

The new year is a time when you can look at what you are doing to help fight back against your addiction. A fresh start with a clean slate is a dominant theme in recovery. This is the chance to break free from the chains and turn your life around. However, these promises are only as good as the commitment you are willing to give them. Many addicts relapse. Others struggle with relationships or past events. The road to recovery is not achieved on just wishful thinking. Relapse is often a huge setback. Adopt a healthy attitude that relapse is not a failure. You can pick up the pieces and start again working towards recovery. Resurgence can help you take the steps needed towards a sober life. Together we can help you create sustainable positive habits that can last a lifetime. Each year of recovery is one of hope and progress.

Committing to Recovery

For those that are in recovery, New Year’s resolutions are much more than just a tradition. This is a very important part of long-term recovery. This is a time to reflect on the last 365 days and remember all the reasons to stay sober. Whether you are seeking recovery, freshly recovered, or in recovery it is important to continue making positive steps forward. The New Year is a perfect time. It is a fresh start. Many people who make New Year’s resolutions never follow through, however, that does not mean you cannot. The innovative rehabilitation programs at Resurgence Behavioral health can help you integrate your New Year’s resolutions and addiction recovery. If you are ready to commit to walking the path towards recovery, you don’t have to wait until the new year to start.

Recovering in the New Year

When you are dealing with a substance use disorder, you cannot afford to set unrealistic goals. The end goal is important, but the steps needed to reach it are even more important. At Resurgence Behavioral Health we can help you set realistic recovery goals. Recovery isn’t a one-time event; it is a lifelong commitment to setting goals and sticking to them.

Resurgence Behavioral Health rehabilitation is a beautiful resort-like environment that surrounds you in luxury as you recover. We offer comprehensive care along with evidence-based practices. Treatment will help you set and accomplish your goals. Our fitness and nutritional programs will improve your physical, emotional, and psychological well-being.

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