Your commitment to sobriety is the most important commitment that you will ever make in your life. It’s like a marriage between yourself and your life and once you find a way to become sober, maintaining your sobriety is of utmost importance. Here are some tips for staying committed to yourself and remaining sober.
What’s Your Motivation? Why do You want to Stay Sober?
Everyone and every addiction is very different. Your reasons for getting sober or for staying sober are likely much different than the reasons of the next person but that’s alright. What matters is that you have a reason and a motivational factor for your commitment to sobriety. Ultimately, your sobriety will come with many new feelings, emotions and plans for the future. It’s these plans that help you to maintain and continue along the right track.
The Commitment to Sobriety
Your decision to remain sober is solid and once you have made a solid decision to maintain sobriety then you have committed yourself. No matter what type of distractions or holds are placed in front of you, no matter what stressors you encounter along the way, your commitment to sobriety carries you along the path to recovery from drug addiction. It’s like your security blanket and nobody but you can take that away.
You will have temptations and cravings along the way and you may even relapse. It’s all a part of the drug addiction battle but staying committed to sobriety assures that you do not place yourself in any environment or situation that would otherwise undermine your plan. Stay committed by refraining from situations that may trigger relapse and in the event that relapse does strike be prepared to pick up the pieces and continue along the road to recovery and to staying sober for the long term.
Sobriety Support Systems
Your support systems are vital to your sobriety. The type of support that you have can really help you along the way. You need to have healthy habits and a commitment to those habits in order to recover from drug addiction. In addition to healthy habits a healthy support system built up of friends, family members and counselors can assure that even if you do relapse you can continue back on the recovery bandwagon as soon as possible. Pay attention to those around you and stay close to your support system.
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