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Nothing Changes if You Don’t Take the First Step

Nothing Changes if You Don’t Take the First Step

Finding a way to move past ‘stuckness’ can take some time. Nothing will change, however, if you don’t even bother taking the first step. That first step is everything when it comes to recognizing addiction, figuring out what to do next, and how to take the steps necessary to get help. If you do nothing, nothing changes. With just one step, it can change everything.

Fresh Starts

Wherever you are in life right now, there is always the opportunity to make a fresh start. The importance of eliminating triggers and cutting ties to people you used to know cannot be underestimated. It takes discipline and determination to take charge of your life, but it will not happen if you do not embrace sobriety. Going down the path of ‘just one more drink’ or trying a substance ‘just one more time’ will keep your mind and body locked in a habit of doing what is not supportive of your recovery. In fact, it can be triggering, even leading to relapse and overdose eventually. Even staying clean is not enough, you need a fresh start altogether in mind, body, and spirit.

Breaking Up with Addiction

When you are ready, you will know it. You will be sick and tired of being sick and tired from alcohol or substance use. Breaking the routine of drug and alcohol abuse can be a challenge that requires commitment and inner strength. There will be no changes unless you want to change something. At the end of the day, recovery from substance abuse is not so much about willpower as it is about making lasting transformation. Change comes in many forms. There is nothing more important than changing people, places, and things from your past. These factors can keep you in lock-step with addiction, rather than forcing you to diverge paths with a new way of thinking and being in recovery. It helps to:

  • Break up with toxic people from your past
  • Break up with toxic habits
  • Break up with toxic mindsets

There is also the necessity of breaking up with your body’s addiction to drugs and alcohol as that can be a challenge in and of itself. The body is used to one way of doing things and now you are asking it to do something foreign. Be kind and be gentle with yourself. Don’t expect things to change overnight. For sober success, you need to focus on finding that time necessary to detox, get well, and move forward. It starts with admitting you have a problem you cannot change on your own and seeking other people with wisdom and advice necessary to help you achieve your recovery goals.

Don’t let fear have the last word. You can change if you are willing to take that first step. We are here with you every step of the way forward in recovery. If you are ready to admit the need for help over addiction, call us 24/7 at our toll-free number: 866-294-9401