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Getting Back to Life after Addiction

Posted on :  December 4th, 2014  |  By :  towardsrecovery

Addiction is a constant battle. There is nothing pretty or easy about addiction and those who have been stuck in the ditch of addiction have had difficulty getting out of the mud and back onto the road of life. Instead of continuing to suffer and be an addict, there are severals ways to defeat addiction and get back into the real world of normality.

Challenging Recovery Options

Addiction to opioids is one of the most challenging addictions to fight. Fortunately, methadone or another opioid replacement therapy can help make the fight more successful for you. The first step is the hardest.

Once you take that first step of looking for help with methadone, the rest of your addiction recovery will be easier to manage. You will be able to reflect on your addiction and your life. You will also be able to assess your way of life and community. You will be able to look into creating a life of successes that are not connected to opioids. You will also be able to manage the feelings that recur as you fight the good fight.

Recovery Takes Time

People with any type of addiction should know that you cannot recover overnight. Steps to recovery occur bit by bit, one day at a time. You might not ever completely return to a sense of complete normalcy, but that is not the goal of recovery. You need to experience progress, but you will never experience perfection. You might even feel like you take a step forward one day, only to take a step back the next. This is the normalcy that patients recovering from addictions experience. If you can take joy in the little things, you will have a better experience with your personal journey of recovery.

Commit to the Journey and Take the First Step

Fighting an addiction requires taking the first step. Like a hero on a journey, you must cross the threshold into your new life free from addictive substances. You need to commit to the journey. Then you can begin to count the steps and recognize that no journey ends in 24 hours. You will gather friends and companions along the way. You will have tests and quests, too. Your journey will be exciting and adventurous, but it will also contain fear and danger. These tests are what will help you grow and heal.

Learning about Patience

You will need to develop some abilities and traits as you travel along your journey to recovery. The first trait is patience. People fighting addiction will notice that the world might move faster than you remember, so you should look into yourself and enjoy the world at your own pace. To do this, you will need patience through therapy, mindfulness, and other methods. Once you develop patience, you will not lose it.

Building a Sense of Purpose

You also will need to develop a sense of purpose. You need to commit to a person or a goal. Your first goal might be to avoid your addiction. You then might develop goals about your mental and physical health. When you have a purpose, you will enjoy waking up in the morning and going about your business. You might even decide that you want to have a purpose of being a good spouse, parent, child, student, employee, or friend. You might even decide your purpose is to help others with their recovery. But, you cannot gain the sense of purpose if you do not take that first step to get the help you need.

Contact Us for Help with Your Journey

If you are in the early stages of recovery, you might not have developed patience or established a purpose. Do not worry. The time for both will come. At Towards Recovery Clinic, we can help you with all of your opioid recovery needs. Our progressive counselling team will guide you through the first steps toward success. Contact us on 519-579-0589 if you have any questions.

Who We Serve ?

  • Individuals using/abusing street narcotics (e.g. heroin).
  • Patients abusing prescription narcotics(i.e., Codeine, Talwin, Percocet/Percodan, Dilaudid, Morphine or Demerol, et cetera).
  • Individuals displaying any of the following behaviours: Compulsive drug use or drug seeking/craving.
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