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What Strengths do You Gain from Early Recovery?

When it comes to early recovery, keeping it simple can go a long way. Getting clean and sober is one of, if not the most difficult, yet rewarding life choices we will ever make and live. Some days you may not feel up to the challenge, but so long as you don’t pick up a drink or a drug, you will gain strength in the days that pass. Keep the following lessons in mind, and remember to always take days one at a time:

  1. Recovery First – If you don’t put your recovery before everything else in your life, and this includes people, you will lose everything. Everything means relationships, family, career, your pet—everything will be lost if you go back to drinking or using. It’s simple, but it is a vital piece of knowledge you need to be successful.
  2. It Gets Easier – Early recovery is hard. There’s no sugar-coating those first days, weeks, and months, but it does get easier. No matter how much you may want to give up, just keep going. You will begin to enjoy life clean and sober, and if you stick around for the miracle, you will be rewarded and beyond grateful that you didn’t throw in the towel.
  3. It’s Not Just Abstinence – Not drinking or using is one thing, recovery is another. It takes a lot of work and dedication. Drugs and alcohol are only symptoms of what is really wrong. If you truly want to be free, do the work it takes to find out who you really are, and why you were driven to drink or drug like you did. It will be worth it.
  4. It Takes a Village – Find your tribe. Whether you look for them in 12-Step meetings, through new connections from treatment, sober meet-ups, and/or online support communities, it is so beneficial to have others around you who have been in your shoes. We recover together.
  5. It’s a Lifestyle – Recovery doesn’t just happen over a course of time, then all is good and you don’t have to keep working at it. It’s a lifelong process. Yes, it gets easier, but you have to keep growing in it or you will get complacent. Living in recovery is a lifestyle that is so worth it. Do your part to keep it thriving.

Use your inner strength, and get help for your addiction today. You don’t have to do this alone. The Serenity Recovery Center will help you begin your path in recovery today so that your tomorrow will be a little brighter. Give us a call, we are available toll-free at (844-339-6964). You can do this. We do recover, and so can you. Call us today.