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Building Confidence in Recovery
Completing an addiction treatment program can be exciting yet scary at the same time. You’re transitioning back into society and must continue implementing what you have learned and the changes you have made. Early recovery is when risk for relapse is at its highest. However, relapse does not have to be a part of your recovery journey if you focus on what you have learned and immerse yourself in a supportive environment.
Implementing strategies to boost your confidence in your recovery can be beneficial as well and help you to keep moving in a positive direction.
- Continue attending support group meetings: Connect with others who have first-hand experience with recovery and understand what you are going through. They can provide support, guidance, advice, and encouragement. In addition, support groups can help you to stay accountable and have somewhere to turn when you’re facing temptation or difficult times.
- Set small goals and work toward larger ones: Increase your confidence by breaking down large tasks or goals into smaller, more manageable parts. As you hit each step, it can motivate to push forward to the next one and build on your success.
- Focus on the positives: Keep a gratitude journal to remind yourself of the things you have to be thankful for. In times of struggle, go back and read these entries to turn your mood around and change your perspective.
- Attend therapy or outpatient treatment: Continue building on what you have learned and develop new skills in an outpatient treatment program. You can feel more confident knowing you have ongoing support and guidance as you adjust to life in recovery.
JC’s Recovery Center offers various levels of support to help you develop your confidence in recovery as you put new routines and changes in place. Long-term recovery is possible; set yourself up for greater success through personalized treatment at JC’s Recovery Center.
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