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Can I Get Back Up After Falling Down?

Can I Get Back Up After Falling Down?

Struggling with addiction is not for the faint of heart, but if you want to get past the challenges you faced in addiction, the only way out is through. Sometimes relapse is a reality of going down that difficult road. It feels like everything is crumbling down on you, but in reality it’s all about your perspective. It is possible to get back up after falling down, with a healthy perspective on positivity and growth.

Don’t Stay Down

The challenge of falling down after being in recovery, whether it is for a day, a week, month, or years, is not to stay down. Once you have fallen down the rabbit hole of relapse, it can feel nearly impossible to see a way out. There is always a way out, it just depends on your perspective. It helps to know there are people cheering you on, focused on your recovery and not your failure. Everyone in your life wants you to succeed, but you have to want it the most. When you are truly ready to be successful and sober, you will get up and start over again.

Review the Facts

When relapse happens, it is not the end of the world. It helps to go back and review what exactly happened so make returning to sobriety that much easier. Try these tips:

  • Tell someone what happened. You may feel like a failure and fear judgment from others, but reaching out to a friend or therapist is the best thing for you. Honesty is a powerful tool against addiction.
  • Recovery is not done alone. Seek help and find support from groups in person, online, or whatever way makes sense. Sometimes returning to treatment is necessary to get on track.
  • Be kind to yourself, even if your first instinct is to dive into negative thoughts about yourself. Keep perspective, even if you had a setback. This does not mean you are a failure, just because you fell down this time.
  • Avoid triggers when possible. There are certain ones which will trigger you more than others. Sometimes it is family, friends, seeing other people drinking or doing something and at other times it is the environment. Know what triggers you so that you can avoid it.
  • Take things one day at a time. It is easy to spin out in fear of the future. The best thing you can do is focus on staying sober today, right now. There is no reason to worry about tomorrow until you get there.

Serenity is here for you, even if you fall down. We will help you pick up the pieces and put yourself back together. Your life is not over because of relapse; it is only the beginning. Spiritual direction is a great experience for people in recovery who want to dive deeper into We will help you find what you need. Call us 24/7 at our toll-free number: 844-339-6964