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No one says you have to wait until January 1 to start anew. But if you are the type of person who likes to wait until the 1st of the New Year to begin a journey, you aren’t alone, and you don’t have to do it alone.
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Identify Your Goal or Resolution
Is your goal to be sober? Be sober. Those two words can seem so daunting. If that’s the case, break it down a little more. Stay sober today. Then, stay sober tomorrow. Keep in mind you may not be able to do that alone, but you don’t have to. Every person in recovery had to have that first day of being sober. Maybe it took a few first days for it to stick, but if you never start, how will you get there?
Make Your Plan
If you experience withdrawal symptoms when you are not drinking or using, your best choice may be to start by entering into a detox program. When you think of detox, you may think of sweating out the drugs or alcohol, purging, getting the shakes, or extreme pain from withdrawing from the drugs or alcohol that made you feel so normal for so long. Medically supervised detox doesn’t have to be that way. By committing to a medically supervised detox program, your withdrawal symptoms can be monitored and alleviated. There are things that can be done to make detox a little more comfortable. Many addicts fear withdrawal symptoms more than getting sober but that doesn’t have to be the case with the right detox program and staff.
If you do not need to detox, you still don’t have to be alone in your sobriety journey. Choosing a long term inpatient rehab program can increase your chances of sobriety success. Ocean Hills Recovery has a 73% success rate for recovery for those who complete a 90 day rehab program. The chances of relapse without proper treatment are high. By committing to an inpatient treatment program, you are setting yourself up for success in sobriety and by committing for more than 30 days, you are giving yourself the best plan for recovery. By choosing a long term drug rehab program, you will build a nice strong foundation for recovery and learn how to live a sober life. You will also have access to recovery resources that will enable you to be strong in your sobriety and prevent relapse.
Now… Do It.
Don’t wait until tomorrow. Start now. Are you waiting for a sign? This is it. This is your sign to get help. Don’t let an opportunity to be a better version of yourself slip away without grabbing on and giving it a try. You may just like the way a sober you fits!
If your resolution for 2015 is to begin living a sober life, contact a counselor at Ocean Hills Recovery to begin your California addiction treatment today.
About the author:
Nicole earned her doctoral degree in Psychology with an emphasis on marriage and family therapy at California School of Professional Psychology. Her doctoral thesis was a grounded theory study exploring the role of alienation and connectedness in the life course of addiction. She specializes in treating addiction and trauma. She is certified in DBT and EMDR, two of the most highly regarded evidence-based methods in psychotherapy. Dr. Doss is a strong LGBT advocate and provides open and affirming support to her LGBT clients.
Dr. Doss’s earlier education included graduating cum laude from the University of California, Irvine in June of 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. While there, she received honors recognition by Psi Chi and Golden Key honor societies.
Nicole has been working with alcoholics and addicts in our California drug and alcohol rehab center as an advisor and counselor for many years. She is passionate about providing quality counseling and care to her clients. Her main focus is on integrating the 12 Step and disease models of addiction with experiential therapeutic theory. She is married to Greg; they have two adorable sons together and an energetic yellow Labrador Retriever.