Friday, November 30, 2012
Easing Into a Life of Sobriety
The prospect of lifelong sobriety can be a daunting prospect for a recovering drug addict or alcoholic; this is why counselors often insist that patients take things, "one day at a time." This approach helps individuals ease into the lifelong commitment that sobriety requires. 12 step recovery programs also reiterate this throughout treatment to contend with the extreme cravings that come with detox.
"Easy does it" is the key to successful recovery; yet a successful recovery is quite possible. Drug rehabs often utilize certain amenities within their facilities in order to slow down the patient's thinking and get them to relax. A relaxed patient with a clear and calm outlook on sobriety has a much better chance for success.