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Addiction Recovery is never out of reach for anyone. No matter how hopeless or bleak your situation may seem. With the right addiction treatment and support, life change is possible for you.

Even if you’ve tried and failed many times before – please don’t give up on yourself. The road to recovery often comes with its fair amount of bumps and challenges. However, by examining the situation and thinking about the changes that need to be made, you’re on your way to a better healthier and happier life.

It is important for you to commit to life changes, find the best treatment option for you and get the support you need from others.

Commit to Make Life Changes

For those struggling with an addiction, the first step towards recovery is the most challenging step. You need to acknowledge that you have a problem. It’s normal to feel uneasy about whether you’re ready to make a change. It’s okay to feel conflicted about the new changes that you are going to make. Committing to sobriety involves life changes such as:

  • How you cope with stress
  • Who you have relationships with
  • What you do in your free time
  • How you view yourself

Recovery requires time, effort, commitment, motivation, and support from others. By committing to your recovery, you can overcome your addiction, take control of your life again, and start a fresh chapter in your life. Committing to these life changes can be a challenging, so it is important for you to remember why you want to do this for yourself and to have a supportive people around you.

Explore Treatment Options Available

Once you’ve committed to your recovery journey it’s time to explore treatment options that are available to you. Here are different types of treatments available. Read more about them to see which one would be a good fit for you. The following information was gathered from the Help Guide website:

Residential Treatment – Typically involves living at a facility while undergoing intensive treatment. Residential treatment can last from a few days to several months. (Source: Help Guide)
Day Treatment or Partial Hospitalization – This is for people who require ongoing medical monitoring. People will usually meet at a treatment center for 7- 8 hours during the day and they have the option to return home at night. (Source: Help Guide)
Outpatient treatment – Typically have the flexibility to be scheduled around work or school. You’re treated during the day or evening but aren’t required to stay overnight. The major focus of outpatient treatment is relapse prevention. (Source: Help Guide)
Sober Living Communities – Living in a sober living community normally follows an intensive treatment program such as residential treatment. You live with others in a safe, supportive, and completely drug-free environment. Sober living facilities are helpful if you have no place to go or you’re worried that returning home too soon will lead to relapse. (Source: Help Guide)

As you consider treatment options that are available it’s important to keep in mind the following:

  • Some treatment options don’t work for everyone.
  • Treatment should address more than just your addiction.
  • Commitment and follow-through are essential to your recovery.

As you seek help for your addiction, it’s also important to get treatment for all medical conditions. To improve your chances of recovery get a comprehensive treatment plan. By getting combined mental health and addiction treatment from the same treatment provider it would be the option for you.

Find the Support You Need

Don’t try to get sober alone. Reach out to others for support. Whatever treatment option you choose, it is important to have positive and supportive people and a solid support system. The more people you can turn to for encouragement and guidance will improve your chances for a successful recovery. Create a network with people who support your recovery and with others who are going through the same things as you.

By being able to face your addiction and commit to making changes, getting the right treatment, and finding the support you need – you are the right track to overcoming your addiction. There are other things that you can do to overcome your addiction, but is just the beginning to get you started.

If you or anyone you know needs help, please feel free to call our hotline at (877) 430-0086.

How to Overcome An Addiction
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