Simplicity: Add It To Everything In Your Recovery


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Many people are afraid to get into recovery from their addiction. They are afraid or nervous about all the changes that will need to happen in order to live a clean and sober lifestyle. While that is true, recovery can be a lot of work, it doesn’t have to be so complicated. According to the book, Narcotics Anonymous, it states, “Simplicity is the key to our symbol…” As you can see in this picture, if you don’t keep things simple, your recovery may start having cracks in it. You may start breaking down in certain areas of your recovery. This can ultimately lead to a relapse. So, how can you add more simplicity to everything in your recovery? There are some tips that can help you out with this.

Going to Rehab

One of the best ways to add simplicity to your recovery is by going to an alcohol or drug rehab program. If you try to go through your recovery and the detox process on your own, things can become quite complicated. You may not have the right support systems in place. Maybe you take a step back and don’t know how to move forward. If you choose to go to a rehab center program, this can make things a lot easier for you while you are in recovery from an addiction. It can make the future of your recovery a lot easier as well.

Keeping Up with Your Support System

After many people get out of an alcohol or drug rehabilitation center, they often relapse. Why is this? Part of the reason for this is because they aren’t keeping up with their support system. They may believe that because they finished the rehab program, they don’t have to work hard at their recovery any longer. The truth is that just because you are home from your rehab program, that doesn’t mean your recovery is finished. It is lifelong process. If you keep up with your support system, you can make bring a lot more simplicity into your recovery. You can reach out to these people when you need help and before things turn sour.

Following Through with Your Aftercare Plan

When leaving rehab, many people will follow through with their aftercare plan for a little while. Then, they start letting it slide and falling back into old habits. If you don’t follow through with your aftercare plan, things are going to become more complicated. You are going to lose that simplicity you are trying so hard to keep. Your aftercare plan can change with time. However, you should always be sure to keep sticking with it, day after day, month after month, and year after year. This is the best way to prevent a relapse.

Not sure about getting into recovery? Don’t worry. There are many people who want to help you out. Just call 888-992-7955 to get a hold of an alcohol or drug treatment center today. You can get the help that you need and keep things simpler in your recovering lifestyle.

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Esra Ahmed - MS, NCC, LPC, MHSP

Experienced Clinical Director with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Anger Management, Healthcare, Medicine, EMDR, and Life Transitions. Strong healthcare services professional with a Masters Degree focused in Psychology from The University of Memphis.

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