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Florida Addiction Recovery Center: The 5 Rules of Addiction Recovery

Florida Addiction Recovery Center: The 5 Rules of Addiction Recovery

When you are new in recovery everything feels scary. You're basically learning how to do everything all over again, that can be overwhelming and lonely.

But you are not alone, in Florida, 9.1 percent of minors reported using drugs within the month, and 8.32 percent of adults answered the same.

Addiction recovery isn't easy, but there are some things you can do to help yourself stay on the right track. We've put together a list of 5 things that, if you practice them,  will help take some of the pressure off.

1. Figure Out Your Triggers and Avoid Them

One of the things that you first learn in rehab is how to identify triggers, so this should be nothing new. As you continue your sobriety, you'll get better and better at spotting things that may turn into triggers.

Remember HALT: Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired. These can turn things that aren't normally triggers into situations that trigger you.

It's important that you look at why you are feeling his was and rectify the issue to avoid sticky situations.

2. Be Honest

We're sure you've heard it before, it's an honest program. During active addiction, you probably had to lie a lot about why you didn't have any money or why you look like you haven't slept in a couple of days. So much so that it's probably second nature now. But you have to break that habit.

Let those around you start to learn the real you. Be honest about what you're thinking and feeling, if you're not it can put your recovery at risk.

3. Go To Meetings

Yes, we know this is a no brainer. But it's so important that even though it obvious it still had to go on the list.

Your life used to be surrounded, more like engulfed, by drugs. It's important to rebuild with people who understand exactly what you are going through.

Finding a new solid group of people can make your life so much better.

4. Find Sober Hobbies

One great thing that comes from a new sober group of friends is a lot of new experiences.

Get out there and figure out what you actually like to do! Try rock climbing, camping, go bowling.

You are no longer tethered to where you know the drugs are, the possibilities are limitless.

5. Learn Healthy Ways to Cope

Once you're clean and sober, feelings are going to feel abnormal. You'll be feeling things in a way that before you could have numbed out.

It's very important to recovery that you find health was of coping with these new feelings. One way is to go to groups that focus on relapse prevention, emotional coping and stress reduction.

Addiction Recovery is a Journey

Addiction recovery is never over. It's a continued journey and one day at a time you learn to manage it and figure out what works for you and what doesn't.

Seeking Treatment with Transformations by the Gulf?

If you or a loved one needs treatment and rehabilitation for substance use, Transformations by the Gulf can help.
Transformations by the Gulf offers individualistic and holistic recovery services. We designed our inpatient and outpatient programs to treat individuals based on biological, psychological, familial and social needs.

Our residential homes and treatment facilities are near the beach and offer a comfortable setting for rehabilitation. If you or a loved one needs help, contact Transformations by the Gulf to learn more about our recovery services.

If you are ready to start planning your treatment process, give us a call. (727)498-6498

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