Long-standing recovery is a lifelong effort that takes support, and is a project that has no endpoint. It requires you to fully commit to sobriety for the rest of your life. It will take a lot of will power and effort to overcome your natural inclination towards negative thoughts and feelings, thus you need to strengthen your positive attributes everyday to keep improving. You should never get content with your sobriety because you’ve come a long way to reach this point in recovery and you shouldn’t diminish all of the effort you’ve put in.
Recovery takes the support of others. Friends, family members, therapists; they’re all valuable assets. Uniting with others in recovery allows you the opportunity to express your pain and success, as well as reaffirm the benefits of sobriety. Connecting with individuals who understand the cycle of addiction can give you a better understanding of your own emotions and better insight into your recovery.
If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.