Engage In Recovery

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Coming to terms with addiction and completing a rehab program is a significant step toward living a fuller, happier life. However, transitioning from the protection of inpatient rehab to living independently in the "real world" is going to present challenges. At first, there will be a whole host of feelings, like excitement, hope, insecurity, and anxiety. All the emotions that you experience are expected or reasonable, but they shouldn 't be allowed to direct your behavior in all cases. There are a few things that you should do, and a few that you shouldn 't, to find lasting success in recovery. Eat right Extended use of drugs or alcohol causes physical deterioration that continues long after getting sober. Eating well after rehab repairs some of the damage and when you eat better, you feel better. If you give your body the right fuel, your…show more content…
Some in recovery may experience post-acute withdrawal symptoms(PAWS) that may include fatigue, anxiety, depression, and problems with concentration, among others. Regular exercise helps release essential brain chemicals that naturally elevate your mood, improve motivation, reduce stress, and improve sleep quality. Engage in forgiveness Part of the recovery process will involve looking at the past and making amends to those you may have hurt, as well as yourself. Resentment is poison and forgiving yourself and others will be one of, if not the most powerful steps that you will make in recovery. Connect with thriving people It is necessary to re-engage the healthy relationships that you may have disconnected from during active addiction. People from your past that believe in you and lead happy, productive lives can be a remarkable influence on your future success. A robust support system is vital to your progress. Spending time with new friends that are thriving in sobriety is also a powerful motivator. Practice
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