When starting your journey to sobriety it is key to define and describe recovery as well as demonstrate and practice recovery oriented skills. A continued plan for your recovery is necessary to make the most of your sober transition. There are many ways to guide your new life and starting with a new schedule is key.
Following sessions and individual goals will help structure your new routine. Having daily tasks to complete will not only serve as a feeling of accomplishment but will encourage you to achieve more. Sessions will provide you with information about yourself and your recovery. From start to finish goals and sessions will teach you how to explain your addiction, cope with it, and ultimately overcome your dependability.
Sessions will also help you identify the best mechanisms for dealing with your recovery. Because recovery is so personalized, certain methods might only work for specific individuals. We pride ourselves in finding the best methods for your personal challenges and goals.
A preview of the first two sessions are:
- Starting recovery: Within the session “starting recovery” you will partake in activities such as visualizing the best part of your day, revisiting your rock bottom and moment of clarity, identifying your triggers, and more lessons geared towards self-discovery.
- Changing thought pattern: After learning about yourself and your conditions in the first session, the second will help you to initiate changes. Topics you will cover include urge surfing, taking risks, finding the virtue of patience in recovery, re-evaluating long-held beliefs, and other ways of creating change in your life.
The material you learn in sessions will allow you to simplify your daily schedule, learn how to explain your situation to others, make meetings a priority, ask for help when needed, and many more tips and tools for recovery. Recovery is all about learning more about yourself and your needs. Our sessions will give you the best shot at accomplishing these tasks by discovering your strengths and weaknesses. A great understanding of “self” is the key to success.
When you first start to make goals they can seem vague or unclear, but as you start your recovery they will quickly become more concrete. Having separate short and long term goals is also important. Short-term goals can help you appreciate smaller accomplishments. Long-term goals should include much larger successes and should involve completing many smaller goals along the way.
Learning new methods for staying sober will teach you about yourself and give you new tools to beat addiction. Maintenance is the next step. Each session and goal will build on your recovery story. Sobriety is a long-term goal and outcome. Goals and sessions will challenge you every day, and the daily responsibility of completing these challenges can help you stay on track.
The regularity of goals and sessions will help you build a new recovery-focused schedule- a schedule that helps you stay in good spirits and boost productivity while teaching you about yourself and your recovery. The further along you get, the more information and knowledge you will have to continue down a sober path.