Process of Recovery
- Admitting the problem and showing remorse.
- Committing yourself to change.
- Detoxification by exercising and proper diet.
- Changing the environment, home & social.
- Getting the right kind of support.
- Working to a plan.
- Expressing repressed feelings.
- Re-educating oneself.
- Taking responsibility for your life.
- Feeling compassion.
- Re-connection with your true self.
- 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