If you just got sober, congratulations because that is a tremendous feat to accomplish. Now you are probably trying to navigate your way through the ups and downs that life generates without using something to make you feel better or numb out the feelings that make you suffer. There is hope for you yet though especially since you have taken the initial step of total abstinence in your daily life. Give yourself some credit for doing something positive and keep that momentum going.
Find a support group
Look for a place that you can go and learn how to become the person that you were meant to be in sobriety. Being around people that know what you are going through can help bring out your genuine self when you are open to it. Attending 12-Step programs or therapy can really make a difference in setting the tone for what kind of backing you will need in your recovery ongoing.
Work on your inside
One of the reasons that your addiction got as bad as it did is because of the trauma and suffering that you may have endured that never got worked out. By suppressing the pain that made you feel bad, you have not had the opportunity to process what you went through. Working the 12 Steps with a sponsor or finding a therapist that you feel comfortable with can help you with an overhaul to get rid of the excess baggage that you have been holding onto for years. This is your time to purge all the things that have been holding you back so that you can feel a new freedom that is inexplicable until you get it.
During addiction you probably did not take care of yourself in the manner that was conducive to good health. Focusing on hygiene, nutrition, sleep, and stress management can make a difference in how your life flows. Becoming healthy in sobriety is inevitable when you take away the drugs and alcohol, but it is up to you on how you choose to live past the point of no return with your addiction.
Help someone else
Being of service is an important aspect of sobriety that should not be missed. You cannot believe how much better you will feel once you get done putting your hand out to somebody in need. Do not knock it before you try it because extending yourself in service work is a beautiful thing.
Doing the next indicated step plays an important part in how your sobriety will go. By choosing something that can be beneficial for your quality of life will make it extra beneficial in your recovery.
Serenity Oaks Wellness Center wants you to THRIVE in your recovery. Once you leave our facility, the relationship we created with you is far from over. We offer a various of mentoring avenues and resources that are available exclusively for our alumni. Call our 24-hour phone support line anytime: 1-305-783-8896