You're Never Not an Addict
Ways to Ensure We Stay Clean and SoberThere is no need to panic when the desire to use or drink resurfaces after significant time has passed in recovery. This is normal. We simply need to remember what we've learned and applied it to our lives. We have our coping mechanisms from treatment, we have AA and other groups in our area that we can reach out to for support, and there is always the option of checking ourselves back into a program if we are feeling overwhelmed. Sometimes, it can be far simpler, but the disease makes us confused and anxious. Sometimes we just need a long walk to clear our head. Sometimes work stress can exacerbate a passing thought. Maybe we just need to phone a friend and say our fears out loud so we can shift the power away from the feelings and back into our conscious control.
Succumbing to a substance is never the last move on the chessboard. There is always another option available to us; we just have to remember why we started. We start down the road to recovery because we were unhappy, sick, and tired of feeling out of control. If you or an adolescent you know if struggling to stay clean or sober, call Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center today at (662) 478-9463. Our proven methods can get you back on track to a life where you're in control and ready to conquer the world.