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Is There a Roadmap for Recovery?

Is There a Roadmap for Recovery?

If you have committed yourself to do what it takes to recover from depression, there have to be some next steps to take. Otherwise, it feels like you’re on a path with no road map. There are forms of therapy, mindfulness, meditation, and other ways to support the road to recovery but putting it all together can be a challenge. Find out how you can build your own recovery road map that will work best for you.

Recommit to Life

When you embark on a recovery journey, it likely feels like starting over in life. It takes commitment and focused determination to get back to where you started before it all happened. It is not possible to be who you were or return to where you were back then but you can start assembling pieces to start your life over again in a better way than when you left it. Getting mental focus back and losing other symptoms is a great start. Once you recommit to living your best life, the only thing stopping you is you.

Find What Works

One method is not going to work for everyone. That is why recovery road maps are a powerful tool in developing your individual pathway. Mental health, addiction, and other trauma can play a key role in how your personal addiction journey has played out. You have to explore ways to make it work for you and find your own journey back to yourself from addiction. It is not about what other people do or did, it is about finding what works best for you.

Exploring Trauma

The role of trauma in addiction is huge. While most researchers speak about an individual’s need to rebuild their life, the emphasis is really on reconnection with people. Once the sense of self is restored, the task of rebuilding becomes easier. There are names for the three phases of working through trauma:

  • Regaining trust and safety
  • Remember and mourning trauma
  • Reconnecting with people

The role of therapy is to empower and those trying to heal the wounds of trauma need to take initiative at all times. Nothing can be done for you. The therapist’s role is to offer guidance and support. The basic roadmap back to you is essential for healing but even more it is for moving beyond recovery to healing.  

Serenity is here to support your healing journey of recovery. Let us help you recover from addiction and seek the resources you need to keep you clean and sober. Call us 24/7 at our toll-free number: 866-294-9401