A Robust Recovery
To keep your recovery strong, there are numerous things you should not continue to do. There would be places and people to avoid and habits to change. But there are numerous things you can do to build a robust recovery and prevent relapse from occurring. To the degree you do these things, you will get stronger, feel better about your progress, and increase the probability of staying in recovery.
Numerous setbacks and temptations occur along the road to recovery success. Missing appointments, skipping meetings, losing motivation, reducing selfcare, and neglecting mental health concerns are just a few. In the beginning of a successful recovery program, there will be certain skills that you learn. These skills will help you increase frustration tolerance and regulate emotion. You will acquire an increased ability to take responsibility for your own mood and behavior. You are learning to follow through on your duties, responsibilities, and assignments with no exception and no excuses.
Many people establish increased self-control during their time in early recovery. This level of discipline, perseverance, and motivation must be maintained long-term. To succeed in your recovery work, diligently establish and maintain a well-rounded program. Be careful to recognize and refute negative thoughts. Watch for apathy and avoidance patterns to subtly increase and derail your recovery. Treatment provides structure and limits-a helpful component that is easy to lose when treatment ends. Continue to cultivate relationships with people who support your recovery. Be honest in your self-assessment of slips, setbacks, and triggers. The road to relapse may be paved with good intentions, but the road to recovery success is paved with persistent follow through.
Recovery is a Journey. Enjoy the Ride!