Whether you have been addicted to a substance for years or months, going into recovery can help you get yourself back on track. A life of sobriety after dealnig with addiction can seem impossible if you don’t have the right tools, team or resources. The goos news is that with or without those tools, that team or resources, there are still 5 steps you can take on your own to get you on the right path. Here at Lumiere Healing Centers, we guide you through the whole process and support you in every way we can, starting with this guide on 5 steps to take that can help you kick addiction.
- First thing’s first: Admitting Addiction
The first step is admitting that you may have an addiction. It may seem like an easy step, but it’s one of the most difficult. Admitting that you have a problem with substances will require you to push your pride aside and see things from a new perspective. You may have thought that you were having fun with friends or just doing what you needed to do to make sure you’re okay. But with a different perspective, you may realize that you are abusing drugs or alcohol. As soon as you can admit you have a problem, the sooner you can get help. With this step, it’s super important to realize that there is nothing wrong with seeking help.
- Explore Rehab Options
Now that you know you are going to seek help, you need to figure out where the source of that help is going to come from. Many people try to withdraw and seek sobriety by themselves. However, this is not the best idea as withdrawal symptoms can get severe. Some people even find themselves unable to deal with the symptoms, thus, using the substance again. The best thing to do is check into Lumiere Healing Centers. Our team can detox all substances from your body, starting sobriety off on the right foot. We can also give you an idea of what you can expect from the rehabilitation process. This knowledge helps you prepare for the road ahead.
- Getting Support
Going through the rehab process isn’t easy. There are going to be moments where you want to give up or doubt that you can actually do it. In those moments, having a friend or family member to lean on will help. When you check in to rehab, or before you do, reach out to loved ones – people who really care about your health and well being. They may be able to be emotionally supportive of you during this time and offer you additional support. If there is no one you can count on, you can rest assured that the team at Lumiere Healing Centers will be here to support you as best as we can!
- Living Sober
When you check into rehab, you are going to begin your detox and sobriety process. Once you are sober for a few weeks, you will feel a lot more adjusted to your new lifestyle. But, you need to maintain this lifestyle. Relapsing happens, but it doesn’t have to. The longer you maintain your sobriety, the easier it will get. You’ll learn what works for you and how to deal with temptation. Everyone’s addiction recovery is different and it’s important to know what yours is what challenges you may face.
- Building a New Life
Once you have maintained sobriety for some time, you may be ready to check out of rehab and enter the real world again. This step is a big one and very monumental for you. You are about to start your new life as a sober person who overcame addiction! To avoid this path again, you need to rebuild your life and find new things to do. Hobbies, new friends, and new lifestyle habits are all things that you’ll gain at Lumiere Healing Centers and these are all things you’ll want to maintain once your recovery is done.
Lumiere Healing Centers is Here to Help!
Addiction recovery in Ohio is not an easy thing to accomplish by yourself. But, once you get started on your journey with a team of caring and knowledgeable people, you’ll see how rewarding it is. No matter how much temptation you have, being in a rehab facility will help keep you on track. Here at Lumiere Healing Centers, our team is here to help you in every way we can. Whatever aspect of sobriety is most difficult, we can guide you through it. To learn more about rehabilitation, reach out to us at (513) 847-3573.