Recovery is not easy, but is worth it. At first, quitting drugs or alcohol may seem like a daunting task and you may doubt yourself. However, recovery does get easier with time. The first couple of weeks or months are generally loathsome. There is good news though: that feeling is temporary and doesn’t last long, especially when you realize how much progress you’ve made for your sobriety. Living life sober becomes much easier when the initial pain and disorientation wears off and you can experience life once again with drug or alcohol use.
Recovery is not easy and recovery does not simply come from the cessation of drug or alcohol use. To successfully overcome addiction, you must also address the issue (or issues) that cause your substance abuse. Your behavior and pattern of thinking must undergo a change as well. Negative thoughts, feelings of shame and guilt, must be addressed in order to successfully move forward.
If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.