Today, I’m struggling with staying sober despite fear. I’ve lived in fear most of my life, and that’s the main trigger for my addiction. Anything that could have gone wrong in my life, did, and I’m afraid of what may come next. The anxiety that goes with that makes me into a complete basket-case. No matter what coping mechanisms I try, I still struggle. I do not want to go back to using, but I’m having a rough go. Here are a few things I’ve learned, that may help you if you are like me.
For the last few hours, I have been trying to talk myself out of a relapse. My life is nothing but chaos right now, and I need a break. Back when I was using, things like this didn’t get to me as much. I went through and got high whenever things got crazy. Now, I’m stuck struggling with life, and no way of coping. Going back to using seems like such an easy solution right now.
Making amends in recovery is an important stop along your journey. This is important because regardless of what you’re addicted to damage is done to your relationships. Once active in your recovering, repairing the lost trust and healing the damage done is important.
There are a lot of different things you and your loved ones can get during rehab. A luxury rehab can help you get sober, and reconnect with people you love. They will teach you the importance of each step of recovery. The lessons will apply to the here and now, to some degree, and to the future in other ways. The more you soak in while at rehab, the more successful you recovery journey can be when you go home. Instead of just getting help for you, you should consider going to luxury rehab for those you care about, too.
When you attend any type of rehab, there are going to be choices you make that are not easy. They will determine how successful your recovery really is. If you make positive choices, they will help you get better more quickly. If you fall back and make negative choices, your recovery could take longer. It could even get stunted or fall apart altogether. You need to carefully consider the choices you make in rehab. They can affect you long after you return home.
Drugs and alcohol numb your emotions. This means that once you escape from their addiction you’ll go through the emotional stages of drugs during recovery and if you ever happen to relapse too. Since you probably haven’t had to deal with these feelings in many years, these emotions are really overwhelming.
There are many ways of managing daily struggles. However, they are not going to be the same when at rehab to when at home. You will need to implore different techniques at the different places. You will be under different types of stress at both of the different locations. It is important that you take each of your daily struggles and manage them one at a time. If you try and take on too much, you could get overwhelmed. That could cause you to relapse, which you definitely do not want to do.
You will likely find yourself overcoming exhaustion on a regular basis at rehab. Your body is tired from how hard it has had to fight. Battling an addiction is hard work. If you do not pay enough attention, your body may simply give out while you are using. That is part of what makes rehab as hard as it is. Your body wants to feel better, but it needs your help to do so. Here are a few things to remember that can help.
During rehab, I was asked to spend a good amount of time reflecting on my past. I had to think about what choices got me where I was. Rehab was all about thinking for me. It was just me and two other people at the luxury rehab facility I went to. Each of us had totally different backgrounds. For each of us, time thinking about what got us there was not an activity we liked, but it was a necessary one. After a lot of reflection, we would talk. It was amazing how many insights we gained during that time.
No matter how low you feel right now, relapse is not the answer. There are better ways of coping than returning to drugs. I can tell you this as I have relapsed in the past. It was the worst mistake I could ever have made. It led me to using for nearly another year before I got up the guts to seek out help again. Life had me down, really down, and I wanted to disappear. However, disappearing into a puddle of alcohol and drugs is not the way to get back into life.