Whereas an addict in recovery will need help in order for them to successfully survive the post rehabilitation phase of their life, much of it will depend on their will to stay sober. They will actively and deliberately need to make day to day decisions that will contribute to their sober living.
In this article, we are going to share 4 simple tips on how to stay sober.
1 Never live in fear of a relapse
One of the things that contribute to relapsing is living in constant fear of slipping back to old ways. This constant state of fear tends to weigh too much on a person that it drives them back to their old ways. Recovering addicts are therefore encouraged to focus on the life ahead and not on the fear.
2 Never put your will power to the test
Staying sober is all about keeping yourself away from the temptation to use the drugs or substances that you were hooked on. No matter how many months or years you have managed to stay sober, never expose yourself to environments with these drugs or substances in an attempt to test your ability to resists the temptation of using. Chances are high that you will fail.
3 Embrace living in the present
As a recovering addict, it’s always important to be cognizant of the fact that you can’t change the past, and you also can’t predict the future. This therefore means that you shouldn’t let yourself get weighed down by things not in your control. When you embrace living in the present, you will realize that there’s a huge weight that has been lifted off you and this contributes to your sober living.
4 Learn to embrace the change
Once you get back home after rehabilitation, your life will not be the same. Many changes will take place around you, most of them for the better as your friends and loved ones will give you a more supportive environment, you will have better relationships because you are no longer encumbered with the addiction, and so on. It’s therefore a good idea to embrace this change and accept your new life.
When you practice these simple steps, you will realize that your journey to sobriety will be much easier.
It’s the proliferation of drugs and substances among the poor populace in some of the underdeveloped nations in the Middle East and Asia that motivates organizations like Cambodia Trust, working through volunteers to engage in interventions aimed at fighting addiction through emphasizing on rehabilitation of addicts. We welcome you to share with us your experiences with drug, alcohol or substance abuse.