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Taking Back Your Life: How to Begin the Road to Recovery from Substance Abuse
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The road to recovery is usually an uphill journey. Many people who have gone through the process will admit that it's a pretty steep climb. While it's not impossible to recover, it can often feel this way. The wonderful part is that you absolutely can take back your life and start again. However, there are few things you'll want to put in place as you begin your road to recovery from substance abuse. 

Change your environment

Completely avoid your old hang-out spots. It's important to create a new life and new patterns. Find new hobbies that you can spend time doing. They'll help to occupy your mind and personally develop. Physical activities such as dancing, jogging and weight lifting are excellent options. If you desire a spiritual life, joining and getting involved in a local church will do wonders for rebuilding. 

Make mental health a top priority

With substance abuse, there's usually a sense of isolation and struggle people go through. As a result, there's a significant level of trauma that comes along with that. It's incredibly vital that as you step out onto the road to recovery, you'll make your mental health a priority. If you have insurance, find out if mental health therapy or counseling is covered. If not, many programs and mental health clinics are available to help you make the transition.

 Just as much as your physical health and financial health are important facets of your life, your mental health is just as important. If the mind isn't in the right place, this will directly impact your quality of life in major ways. Sitting down with a therapist will allow you to dig deep and give words to the feelings and thoughts you haven't been able to share. It's a restorative process that's very necessary. 

Get a support system

Having the right people around you can make a huge difference in your journey. You'll want to surround yourself with people who can serve as positive influences. Be honest with them about what you need as a support. Stay away from people who smoke or deal with the substances that may cause you to relapse.  It can also be a really good idea to work with a recovery facility like the Brightside Clinicor a similar facility.

Take it one step at a time

It's often stated that Rome wasn't built in a day. The same concept applies to your life. It's unfair to expect that your recovery process will happen in a matter of days, weeks or even months. Understand that it's all part of your journey and remember to take it one step at a time and one day at a time. 

Healing isn't a linear process. It has its unexpected twists and turns. As long as you're gentle with yourself and consider these four tips, you'll be able to begin and complete your journey. Before long, you'll look back and realize that you made it through the hurdle and became a stronger person because of it.




By Kara Masterson
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Biography: Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog Max.

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