While it is true that drug and alcohol recovery isn’t easy, but it’s not something that normal people can’t do either.
You don’t need to be a genius or be super-rich to do it. In fact, most people can do it without professional help. You only need the right set of formula, and everything else is dedication and follow-through.
To point you in the right direction, this article is going to cover 3 critical keys that help your recover from substance abuse.
I would also like to point out that if you are thinking of “DIY-ing” your addiction treatment, its best that you consult with professional first. In some cases, a formal rehabilitation treatment isn’t necessary. However, a professional’s opinion can be a great help for your overall addiction recovery efforts.
Choose A Method
The first key is all about choosing a treatment method that works for you. In my opinion, try not to re-invent the wheel. What do I mean by that?
Well, it means that it’s much more efficient if you try a treatment method that is proven to work in the past. Creating your own treatment program may work, but it’s just inefficient. You have to do some trial and error, which is both cost in terms of time and money.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to undergo formal professional treatment. A lot of people have fully recovered from addiction on their own. However, this fact is highly dependent on the severity of your problem.
This is the main reason why you should consult with a professional first if you are thinking of DIY-ing your addiction treatment.
Another important key to a full recovery is the company you keep. If you want the best environment for full recovery, then you will need people around you that support your efforts 100%.
It may sound idiotic, but there are actually people around you that are not really 100% in favor of your recovery. For example, some of your friends or family that is using the substance that you are abusing may not be the fond of the idea. They may be thinking that they could lose a “partner in crime’.
In such situations, its best that you weed them out of your life. It may sound harsh, but in the end, it’s your life and you alone are going to be responsible for what you make of it.
This may not sound important at first, but your body has a big role to play in your addiction recovery.
You see, when trying to get rid of a substance abuse, you have to recover in 3 fronts – psychological, mental and physical. The 3 are interconnected. Leave one behind, and you could be inefficiently slowing down your recovery.
Thus, exercise, eat right and take good care of yourself. A healthy body will give way to a healthy mind and good emotions. Always remember, a good overall life has no room for substance abuse.
Recovering from substance abuse may not be easy, but it’s not impossible either. Like most things in life, its best that you have a good framework to begin with. In this context, it’s vital that you choose a treatment method that is known to work, surround yourself with people that are 100% supports your recovery efforts and take care of your body. Also, don’t forget to consult with a professional if you are thinking of doing a DIY addiction recovery.
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