The new year brings a sense of fresh beginnings and renewed motivation for everyone, which makes it a time that many pursue treatment for addiction. If you have been struggling with substance abuse of any kind, 2018 is the year to tackle it head-on. We know it isn’t easy to approach the prospect of entering treatment, so we’ve compiled some New Year’s Resolutions to help change your mindset.
Engage in quality self-reflection: Be honest with yourself about where you are with your addiction. Take a moment to reflect on your habits, and dig deeper into the potential reasons behind them. Then, envision the life you really want for yourself, and what you hope to accomplish. Write it down.
Tell a loved one: The next natural step is opening up. You may be worried about letting down your family and friends, but the truth is that they have likely already noticed the changes in you and want nothing more than for you to be healthy and happy. Once you’ve let them in, they can help support you on your journey to sobriety.
Fire up your search engine: Ease into it. Begin searching for treatment centers near you, and weeding out those that aren’t a natural fit. It is imperative you choose a facility that feels right for you to ensure success. It’s also critical that it meets certain standards, such as CARF accreditation. You can learn more about this here.
Three simple steps to a fresh start. You can do it and we can help. To see what a day at the New England Recovery Center is like, check out our recent blog series. To learn more about our services, call us anytime at 1 (844) 800 – NERC.