Someone you love is battling a drug or alcohol addiction, and you want to be supportive. You’ve heard other friends and family members offering gentle words of encouragement, but so far the person isn’t making much progress in their recovery. So you begin to wonder if a little “tough love” is in order. As we tell the family and friends of the people we work with at our Sacramento residential treatment center, that’s a “tool” you need to be very careful with. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2pYH3QB
Addictions are conditions that can be all consuming. They consume your money. They consume your relationships. And they consume your time… lots and lots of time. While you are battling an addiction, you tend to become unaware of how much of every day is devoted to getting, using, and being incapacitated by drugs.
When you start to make progress in your recovery and are no longer using, it can be surprising how much extra time you have on your hands. For many recovering addicts at our Sacramento recovery center, it can feel like too much time and cause a sense of boredom and restlessness. And those feelings can put you at risk of relapse if you don’t address them. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2pYGhDb
When you’re in recovery from an addiction, you need all the support you can get from your counselor, family, and friends. However, at our Sacramento rehab center we explain that “support” implies interactions that are helpful in nature. Unfortunately, it’s possible that some of the people who you consider friends will be unable or unwilling to truly support you. If that’s the case, it’s a difficult thing to do, but the best course of action for you is to end that relationship. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2pYCo0K
We’ve all experienced insecurity. It can be associated with any number of things… starting a new job, meeting someone who intimidates you, moving to a new city. It’s never pleasant, but it’s typically a short-term thing. However, for some people, insecurity progresses from being an occasional occurrence to a persistent pattern and ultimately to a deeply ingrained personality trait. At our Sacramento addiction rehab, we caution the people we work with about how damaging insecurity can be if it’s not addressed. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2pfwKJL
For some people, the process of recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction is almost as confusing and frustrating as the addiction itself. They feel overwhelmed by what’s being asked of them, they don’t know who to turn to with questions, and they feel intimidated by the healthcare system. Why do they feel this way? As we tell people at our Sacramento alcohol rehab center, typically it’s because they’ve not been encouraged to take an active role in their recovery. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2pfwxGK
While it’s true that the most powerful force driving you toward recovery comes from within, it’s equally true that the biggest obstacles you face can come from that same source. For a variety of reasons, it’s very common for people fighting addiction to (consciously or subconsciously) sabotage their own recovery. We caution people at our detox center in Sacramento to be on the lookout for their own self-destructive thought patterns. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2pVigwF
Maintaining the sobriety you’ve worked so hard to achieve can be very challenging. Staying sober in a dating scene that often revolves around parties, bar hopping, and social drinking with friends can take that challenge to a whole new level. But as we tell people at our alcohol rehab program in Sacramento, just because it takes a little more effort to date sober doesn’t mean you should give up on dating.
You Are Not Alone
When you first consider dating after getting sober, it may feel like your “sober and single” status is fairly unique. But the truth is, there are many people who in are in exactly the same situation. Every day there must be hundreds or even thousands of single people who achieve sobriety. And surely a fair percentage of them are looking for someone to spend time with just like you are. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2s3U23Y