Overcoming Addiction in the New Year

With the New Year upon us, there is no better time to resolve to overcome addiction. The phrase “new year, new me” can take on a literal meaning as you step into a new life. Let 2018 mark the year that changes everything!

To make this year your year for recovery success, begin by first making a few tangible resolutions to jumpstart your recovery. First, resolve to lean on your family and friends for support. They want to be a part of your treatment process, and can provide invaluable encouragement and strength to keep going. Write down your resolutions and share them with your support team. This way, they can be involved in your progress and keep you accountable.

Next, resolve to count your blessings every day. Gratitude can be one of the most vital aspects for your success. Though you cannot control every aspect of your life, you can control how you view it. Each day is a new opportunity to take a step forward toward health and wholeness no matter what challenges may come.

Come up with an action plan on how to follow through on your resolutions. If you do not decide on a date, a time, and a course of action, you will never begin. Be sure to share this with your support team and let them walk with you.

Finally, remember that resolutions are about progress, not perfection. One misstep does not undo all of the hard work you have put in. Create smaller, measurable goals and be sure to celebrate each victory. No matter how small the achievement, acknowledge how far you have come.

If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, call us today at (888) 238-1038 for a free, over-the-phone, confidential addiction assessment. Our trained treatment specialists are standing by to help you find the best treatment options for your unique needs. Start the New Year off right and overcome addiction today.

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein