The months, years and decades in which people are in active addiction creates a life fraught with bad health, negative thinking and self-induced destruction. People can become thieves, who steal from family, friends and companies without regard to the impact. The only thing in mind is getting high and obliterating emotions and feelings so they don’t have access to the mind. Those with an addiction can end up homeless and living on the streets.
This portrayal may or may not sum up how you lived before you became clear of drugs and alcohol. Nonetheless, whatever your lifestyle was, can no longer sustain you in recovery. You have to go through a cleansing of the substances you took, sometimes via a detox facility.
After that you can benefit from going to a 28-day rehab. Rehabs provide a safe place for your body to adjust and acclimate to living without harmful substances. They also provide valuable information on how to begin living a sober life.
Adjusting to life without substances will have its ups and downs. You can augment your recovery by creating a brand new lifestyle for yourself. This ought to be a slow and deliberate process. Slow, because, in recovery, you are on a learning curve. In order to be mentally and physically free of addiction, it is important to understand the root causes that drove you, and helped facilitate the addiction.
Creating a new lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to move somewhere new. Geographical cures don’t work, because wherever you go, there you are—the same person. You can begin thinking about a new lifestyle by keeping in mind three major parts of yourself: your body, mind and spirit. As stated before, start slow. You could begin by working on your mind, what you think, your attitudes, belief systems, and prejudices. If there’s something you don’t like about yourself, then you have the choice to seek counselling to work on that issue. You can also listen and learn from others when they speak at meetings.
Having a lifestyle in which you take care of your body is an excellent goal. Taking care of your body includes learning about nutrition and preparing healthy meals. Your body, being your physical self, needs flexibility, supportive bones, muscles and tendons. Exercise and eating well are tools towards creating a new lifestyle. Gaining a spiritual foundation is as well. Creating a new lifestyle includes embracing a clear intention, kindness towards yourself and others, forgiving yourself, and being open to the unknown as well as synchronicity. It is about becoming your highest and best self, full of self-compassion and self-awareness.
If you or a loved one struggles with addiction, get help now. Nexus Recovery Services specializes in addiction treatment and encompasses holistic therapy for the mind, body, and soul with a focus on staying active and connected to nature. Our mission is to provide tools and support for every client’s seamless transition into a meaningful and fulfilling life of sobriety. We offer a free and confidential consultation. Call us to get started:(310) 881-9151