Congratulations! So you’ve had a fantastic start to a new life, you’re feeling motivated, energetic and confident. You’re looking forward to a life of terrific opportunity and possibility. Now, take this opportunity to press pause on that thought process for a moment as we talk about some strategies in order to help keep your powerful resolution of sobriety in place.
Here are five ways to keep your sobriety resolutions.
- Make A Plan
The first step towards keeping your resolutions is by making a solid plan. It is crucial that you set realistic, attainable goals for yourself before you begin your journey towards sobriety. Some people like to start with small goals that are easy to achieve and then work their way up the ladder. For example, this could mean that you abstain from drinking or using drugs for one month, three months, six months or a full year before changing your behavior permanently. Whatever goals you choose, make sure they are clear and attainable. Once you have set goals for yourself, it is time to devise a plan on how you will achieve them.
- Get Help
Another important part of your recovery plan is getting help when you need it. There are many different resources available that can help you stay sober and avoid a relapse after leaving drug rehab. Some people choose to attend 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous while others may prefer one-on-one therapy sessions
- Find a new hobby or revisit an old favorite
Going out for happy hour with coworkers was once a way for you to relax and socialize. You should never feel like you’re missing out on fun because you’re not drinking. Consider taking up a new hobby or revisiting one from childhood like running or playing an instrument. You can also join a club or team in your community for a new way to meet people and do something you love.
- Sign up for sober events
It’s easy enough to get tickets to see your favorite band when it’s coming through town, but if you’re going solo and don’t drink, what will you do in between sets? Sign up for sober events like recovery meetups, lectures by sober celebrities and 12-step retreats where you can go out and have fun without being tempted by a beer at the bar.
- Set specific goals for yourself.
Make your resolution to have an end date, such as saying “I will be sober for the next 30 days” or “No matter what happens today, I will not drink alcohol.” By setting these small, achievable goals for yourself, you are becoming a better person each day.
Daylight Detox is perfect for you!
If you want to start your sobriety resolution early, we are here to help! The first step to getting sober is to get clean and sober. That starts at Daylight Detox. Our staff will help you make the best decision for your situation. Our 24/7 addiction hotline operator can recommend a facility that will help you through your withdrawal and detox, as well as recovery. Treatment has many options, and it is important to make an educated decision. We will help you get through your greatest struggles. For help locating a treatment center, please call our helpline at [main_phone_number]. Our caring specialists can answer your questions and help you find the right program for your recovery.