The new year is a good time to make some promises to yourself that focus on your recovery. Let your New Year’s resolutions this year encourage you to look even deeper into your addiction and resolve issues that might impact your recovery. New Year’s resolutions bring hope, so why not use them to create positive change. Here are some suggestions.
Make Positivity a Priority on New Year’s Day
It is easy to get caught up in the negativity. Make this year the one where you let positivity guide you. Focus on positive thoughts, positive actions, and positive words. Start each day reading an inspirational quote. There are apps and websites that will send you one daily via text or email to make it easier.
When you start to feel angry or upset, do something positive to reverse that course. It might be something as simple as taking a walk or going to a meeting.
Also, now is a good time to lose the negative people around you. If you have a friend that seems to always focus on what’s wrong in life or the world, it might be time to make some new friends. Meetings are a good place to start.
It’s probably something you do already as part of your recovery but put taking responsibility for your actions and choices into focus for the coming year. It’s time to stop blaming others for how life has turned out or for something that happens to you.
When you face a challenge, sit down and walk through what got you there. What decisions did you make along the way that brought you to this place? Once you genuinely own what is happening, you can develop a strategy to improve.
Work for a Healthy Mind and Body
Physical health often tops the New Year’s resolutions list but you shouldn’t stop at dropping a few pounds or exercising more. Consider what you can do to improve your mental health, too, such as:
- Read a book
- Take up a hobby
- Start a journal
- Take a class
If you do find you are feeling down or stressed, consider talking to someone about it. You might have a long talk with your sponsor, a close friend, or even your doctor.
Promise to Share About Recovery
It’s probably the hardest part of going to meetings, but one that can really help you and others. Make this the year that you share regularly at meetings and even with friends. Talking about your addiction can help someone else better understand themselves. It can also help you see how far you have come and take pride in your accomplishments.
If you find along the way someone facing challenges you face often, you can work to support one another.
Reach Out to San Antonio Recovery Center
If you are struggling with relapse or addiction, then make getting treatment your resolution this year. San Antonio Recovery Center (SARC) bases its programs on the 12-step philosophy that has helped millions of people.
SARC strives to keep our program affordable, as well, including offering an affordable pricing schedule to ensure you can get treatment if you need it in a safe and comfortable facility.
Our dedicated staff works with each client to develop programs based on their individual needs and addiction because no two people follow the same road to recovery.
SARC believes that a full continuum of care offers the best chance at recovery. San Antonio Recovery Center offers:
Residential/inpatient treatment is a type of specialized care that takes place in a therapeutic facility. It typically involves 24-hour supervised care and access to evidence-based services such as individual and group counseling, medication management, physical health exams and screenings, nutrition education, relapse prevention planning, and aftercare planning. The goal of inpatient addiction treatment is to provide a safe and structured environment for people in recovery to learn how to sustain sobriety and adopt healthy lifestyle habits.
Intensive Outpatient Services
Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) are designed to provide individuals with the tools they need to manage and overcome their addiction. IOPs typically involve a combination of individual therapy, group sessions, and education sessions on topics related to addiction. The goal is to help clients develop the skills and resources needed for long-term sobriety. These programs also focus on helping individuals build a sober support network, while providing them with ongoing individualized care and guidance.
Detox is the process of allowing your body to physically rid itself of the toxins associated with substance abuse. It helps to safely manage withdrawal symptoms and significantly reduces the risk of relapse in individuals who are struggling with substance use disorder. Detox can be done through medical or natural approaches and usually involves a combination of medication-assisted therapy, counseling, and other evidence-based treatments.
Gender-specific programs for addiction are specialized recovery programs designed specifically for individuals of a particular gender. These programs provide treatment to address issues specific to the gender group, such as cultural pressures or relationship dynamics that can contribute to the development of addiction. Gender-specific programs can also provide a safe space for people to talk about issues related to their gender identity or sexuality, which might not be addressed in traditional treatment settings.
90-Day Treatment Options
90-day treatment programs for addiction are comprehensive, evidence-based programs that provide individuals with the skills and support needed to achieve lasting recovery. The duration of the program allows individuals to not only gain insight and healing but also build a recovery plan that will help them maintain sobriety after they complete the program.
Get the Help You Need Today
Addiction doesn’t have to ruin another year. If you or someone you love is still trying to find that path to recovery, let us help. Give San Antonio Recovery Center a call at 866.957.7885, or contact us online today.