Sober living may be a huge change for you, but not an impossible task. Keys to making this change will be your commitment to creating a spiritual, physical and emotional metamorphosis. Seeking outside help through Alcoholics Anonymous, therapy or a Rehabilitation Facility can assist you in structuring a routine for the changes that await you.
Sober Living arrangements can help with your recovery. Treatment Centers offer structured inpatient setting to help you through the beginning stages of recovery or if you have suffered a relapse. They can offer medical detox if necessary to aid with the initial shock your body can go through. Most treatment centers also offer outpatient treatment and counseling, family support groups, as well as medical and legal assistance programs.
Halfway houses are another way to utilize structured Sober Living. There are usually programs to assist you getting back on your feet can that include group and individual counseling sessions, job and training services, and overall life skill education. Structured living arrangements will provide you with a daily program to help you with your physical change goals.
One of the significant messages to a new sober self is that your thinking got you here. With that message in mind, opening up to different thinking in the spiritual realm can be helpful. Finding a support group that can assist you in your quest for a new spiritual self can help with the road for you. Not all people are meant for structured religion, which does not mean they cannot attain spiritual change. Many people find their spiritual change through nature, others through prayer and meditation. Using counseling, therapists, support groups to help guide you through your journey can help you understand what spirituality can do to help with your sobriety.
A physical change can be manifested in many ways. Some of the change may be as simple as waking up without a headache; this may sound simple but significant. Working off some of the anxiety and energy you may experience in beginning sobriety is important. Walking around the block also may sound simple, but when is the last time you did this? Joining a gym always sounds like a good idea, but perhaps starting little with a walk might bring you better success. Keeping small goals in mind like waking up, getting a shower, taking a walk, and connecting with another sober person daily can help in your early recovery. If you are not in a structured living situation, keeping it simple so you can achieve small goals is very important.
Emotional recovery takes time. Being able to have healthy relationships with yourself and others is a big part of that recovery. You may not think this will ever happen, but if you are questioning if this will ever happen, you are already beginning your emotional recovery