Returning home after completing a treatment programme can stir a range of emotions, from excitement to anxiety to dread.
A common fear in the early recovery journey is that sobriety disconnects you from having a social life. The beginning of socialising in your new sober life will certainly present challenges and you may feel apprehensive in these early days, it’s important to remember why you started this journey. Becoming sober will actually improve your relationships.
Letting go of resentment is vital to living a sober and happy life. Resentment causes individuals to avoid addressing their own emotions and feelings and harbour unresolved bitterness, which can eventually lead to a full-blown relapse if not overcome.
Watching a loved one suffer from substance addiction is extremely difficult, even more so when they refuse the help they need to overcome their addiction. When an addict refuses treatment, the results can be disastrous to everyone surrounding them.
Although the situation may seem hopeless, there are various ways you can help them navigate to the path of sobriety.
How Addiction Affects Children
There are no shortages of negative effects caused by substance addictions. However, the effects are adversely more profound when children are involved in a substance filled environment. Children experience various extents of neglect, emotional, mental and physical trauma.
As we are all well aware by now of the increased cases of the corona-virus (COVID-19) outbreak and the challenges and uncertainty this presents to us all. It is likely that the last few days have impacted your enthusiasm to get and stay clean. With the closing of schools and the instruction to self-isolate, you could be feeling more alone than usual and this could affect your recovery or your motivation to take the first step in your road to recovery.