Completing treatment is the first step to your ongoing journey in sobriety. After receiving the help you need, it may feel daunting to go back into the world. Perhaps you used to drink at sporting events, parties, or any social event and are now asking yourself, how could you possibly attend these events without drinking? However, with a well-thought-out plan in sustaining your sobriety, there is no need to fear. Experiencing your first year of sobriety can be exciting and challenging. Having a support system, plan, and new ways to cope are essential in navigating your first year of sobriety.
At the end of your treatment at Kansas-based Sunflower Wellness Retreat, you don’t have to go alone into the world. We offer resources that support your ongoing recovery and life in sobriety. Furthermore, if you are still struggling with alcohol or drug abuse and are determined to live a new life in sobriety, we are here to help you every step of your journey in recovery. Call us now at 855.730.8825 or visit us online to find out about our alumni program and, more importantly, to take your life back from addiction.
First Year of Sobriety
Recovery is an ongoing process, and it does not stop after leaving treatment. Some tips that can help ensure a successful recovery are:
- Create a structured schedule or plan: Spending time creating solid relationships that support your sobriety is essential. Surrounding yourself with people who support you on good or bad days can encourage you to feel strong in your sobriety.
- Rely on your support system: Being involved in an alumni program or 12-step program can help you on days that feel overwhelming or challenging.
- Use healthy coping mechanisms: Treatment can provide the healthy coping mechanisms and skills you need to avoid relapse.
- Avoid triggers: Avoiding places that could cause potential triggers should be avoided during early recovery can prevent relapse.
Using these tips and being mindful each day of the freedom you have in recovery are helpful in your lifelong journey in sobriety. You may have lost parts of yourself in the middle of addiction that you will need to re-learn in the first year of recovery. The first year is vital to your self-growth as well as your self-worth. Protecting your recovery should be a priority and one that you can begin planning should as soon as you start treatment. If you have more questions about this process or need more advice, the best thing to do is reach out for help!
Staying Sober with Help from Sunflower Wellness Retreat
As mentioned above, when you are a graduate of Sunflower Wellness Retreat’s treatment program, you can become involved in our alumni program. While this is important in recovery, we offer many programs that help teach you the skills to stay sober in life after rehab. There needs to be a new foundation created within yourself that battles your addiction. Some programs that we offer that will support your sobriety and life in recovery are:
- Individual therapy program: Participating in an individual therapy program can help you realize the triggers that caused you to use and to help teach new coping skills when those triggers arise.
- Cognitive-behavioral program (CBT): A professional will help you turn negative behaviors and thought patterns into new and healthy ways to think and cope in this program.
- Dialectical behavior program (DBT): This form of therapy teaches you a new set of skills to manage and process painful emotions.
- Trauma therapy program: Those who experience trauma may find it difficult to face life in sobriety when they struggle with a past traumatic event. In this program, we can address your trauma. Furthermore, a skilled professional will provide new ways of thinking and dealing with feelings associated with your past trauma.
To learn more about the treatment options available, please reach out to Sunflower Wellness Retreat today.
Contact Sunflower Wellness Retreat
There is no one right way to recover from addiction. Therefore, Kansas-based Sunflower Wellness Retreat offers many forms of programs and treatments focused on your recovery. We are here for you every step of the way. Reach out today at 855.730.8825 for any further information on the services and resources that are available to you.