Addiction Recovery Process

Process of Recovery

  1.  Admitting the problem and showing remorse.
  2.  Committing yourself to change.
  3.  Detoxification by exercising and proper diet.
  4.  Changing the environment, home & social.
  5.  Getting the right kind of support.
  6.  Working to a plan.
  7.  Expressing repressed feelings.
  8.  Re-educating oneself.
  9.  Taking responsibility for your life.
  10.  Feeling compassion.
  11.  Acceptance.
  12.  Forgiveness.
  13.  Re-connection with your true self.
  14.  Maintaining abstinence and sobriety.

For the person who wants to quit. D - DAY

On the day you quit, remind yourself to do the following:

  • Quitting is possible, and thousands of people do it successfully
  • You owe it to yourself not to be a slave to a substance or activity
  • Withdrawal symptoms are temporary and will ease sooner than you think
  • If you relapse, you have to start all over again - Don't lose hope
  • One use will lead to another - Always remember this
  • For someone who has an addiction problem, there is no such thing as one drink, cigarette or fix; this is a very important affirmation because the temptation is almost always couched in terms of 'just one'
  • Write these down on an index card & carry it around and read it every hour

Do the following:

Discard all paraphernalia used during drugging

Each day tell someone that you have stayed clean

Do not lie

Engage in prayer daily ( Turn to the God of your understanding )

Stay away from tempting environments

Review your list of reasons for wanting to quit

Talk about non-use to friends and relatives and enlist their support

Distract yourself by doing something during a craving experience, rather than to analyze your feeling

If you slip, do not use it as an excuse for complete relapse - seek advise

Get some physical exercise each day