Taking that First Step: From Addiction to Recovery
The willingness to go to treatment for addiction while in active addiction is very challenging. It is nerve wrecking and confusing for those who have been using drugs or alcohol for years on end. Drug addiction and alcoholism often takes people to a point of despair and with nowhere left to turn. But when this happens the question is generally what’s next? What am I supposed to do now? Many do not know where to even start after years of substance abuse.
Active addiction also leaves many people with broken family and other domestic relationships, socially isolated and with no ability to tap into any type of self-esteem. Other things that are common among addicts are large amount of financial debt, criminal background records and much more. After getting out of addiction treatment many people are left to figure out life on their own. And as mentioned before, this is confusing for a lot of people who have been affected by addiction for years.
Being unsure of what to do and not having any resources or support in newly obtained recovery can be a setup for failure. Coming out of substance abuse treatment to all of the stressors in life can cause a person to become focused on all the past mistakes, perceived failures and feelings of guilt, which do end up in relapse.
ABTRS independent living program helps by offering another transition to living in recovery, so you won’t be left to fend for yourself without support or resources.
The First Year in Sobriety:The Support Our Patients Need To Succeed in Recovery
During the first year of a person’s new life in recovery and being sober, they are more vulnerable to influences that lead back to an active addiction. In year one of sobriety it is very important that you are able to surround yourself with a support community of people who understand you and what you are going through.
Walking through addiction to recovery is tough and scary but when you have support and compassion whenever you need it, the ups and downs of your new life won’t be as intimidating. Being around people who personally understand the journey that you are on can be very comforting.
ABTRS helps those in sobriety stay connected to the community of recovery and provides genuine support to help you reach your goals and your best self in recovery.
Residency in Independent Living: An Application Based on Your Future, Not Your Past
When a person does not change the environment that he or she is in while new to recovery from addiction, the chances of long-term recovery are much less. Being around the same people and places that were part of life in active addiction, only increases the risk of relapse after getting sober. Surrounding oneself with an old unhealthy environment contribute to things like the cravings for substance use, the negative feelings about self and so much more.
When newly in recovery it is important to stay positive and maintain a healthy mindset. This is possible when in a healing and supportive environment that encourages growth and a life in recovery. Part of the issue here is that many who go back home to live with their family members can undergo a lot of stress that only decreases the chances of being successful in recovery.
Other programs that some addicts will run into is finding an apartment that will rent to them. Some people who are living with a criminal record from things they did in their active addiction have problems with rental applications when trying to get into an apartment. Fortunately, ABTRS is privileged to offer independent living services as a program that allows individuals to live independently while still having a supportive community that is focused on recovery and overcoming any of life’s barriers to success.
When Financial Stability Meets Recovery: Support with Career & Job Hunting
As part of the new independent living program offered by ABTRS employment will be much less stressful. The program provides assistance with employment search regardless of a person’s background. It is quite normal for people in recovery to have to deal with a criminal background. Any sort of criminal charges or background can make finding a job very difficult to do. This is because more employers don’t look at people for their potential. Also, a person’s background history can bring a lot of judgment.
Not being able to find a job in recovery can be hard on a person’s self-esteem. Another problem is financial instability when entering treatment. Not being financially secure or stable at all is very stressful. At ABTRS we understand this, and the program gives those involved a supportive foundation for succeed in whatever they strive for.
ABTRS helps employment opportunities through company connections, education resources, insight and introductions to trade schools and help with building resumes.
ABTRS Recovery Community: Relationships and Social Events at ABTRS
Living in active addiction can cause many to become socially isolated and act in ways that are out of character. This is why relationships and being social in recovery is so important to a person’s ability to maintain his or her new lifestyle. Part of ABTRS independent living program is to keep those in treatment art ABTRS connected with others in recovery. Developing bonds and relationships with others that are healthy and productive can be more beneficial to a person’s recovery from addiction than most realize.
Being able to support others and get support for you from those around you increase your likeliness of success. It also reduces the risk of relapse back into your addiction. Having a social support system in recovery helps you get a sense of belonging. Also having a strong system of support can help a person get through the times that are difficult, challenging and hard to overcome.
For treatment to really be successful, a program must offer a lot of opportunities of interacting with others and learning how to develop a recovery support system. Having support in recovery other than a person’s family is important.
In addition, the feelings of loneliness are often too much to handle which causes a person to only continue to use drugs or alcohol. At ABTRS we want you to know you are not alone and you don’t have to continue living in isolation.
The program at ABTRS connects individuals with local recovery communities, takes you to meeting and 12-step conventions that help you get comfortable with fellowshipping. The program also offers outpatient care that helps keep recovery and mental health in balance through check-ins on mental health status, relapse prevention methods and therapy sessions.
At ABTRS our program is a reality so we can help you get a strong health start on your road to long-term recovery from addiction.
Join ABTRS Independent Living Program: Developing Confidence in Your Recovery
Making the decision to continue treatment services in a structured and healing environment can do a lot for a person’s long-term sobriety and recovery. At ABTRS, the independent living program offers a chance for a new and fresh start at life. Living independently, while having support and being around people in recovery only helps to lay the groundwork for a good and happy life.
After embarking on the path of recovery there are many ups and downs and life still goes on. Life is not going to be pretty all the time but that is just what life is all about. By living at ABTRS independent living program getting comfortable with living in recovery will be less stressful and more enjoyable all around.
ABTRS independent living environment helps people new in recovery that have finished treatment to find strength and confidence in their own healing and sober lifestyle. Getting sober means having to figure out what you like and who you are without drugs and alcohol. The program at ABTRS makes this possible.