Tips on Staying Sober in the New Year

Sobriety is an ongoing process.  Your recovery does not end when you leave inpatient treatment, it is a decision you make every day. These tips on how to stay sober can help you maintain your sobriety during the New Year:

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  • Watch what you eat – Take time to eat healthy, nutritious food.  The food you eat has a direct effect on your brain’s chemistry.  Also, if you’re hungry you can become irritable which can trigger cravings.  Eating well on a schedule can help to avoid this.
  • Attend meetings – Meetings provide an opportunity for you to talk through your concerns and to work through things with people who have had similar experiences.  Meetings are great way to learn new coping skills and to continue your sobriety.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings – Evaluate situations to determine if they are in line with your new clean living.  If an event is taking place in a location or setting that is not conducive to your sobriety, don’t go.  In the event you find yourself someplace and begin to feel uncomfortable, leave.  It is better to walk away from an event and maintain your sobriety than to fall victim to your surroundings.
  • Understand your cravings – One of the biggest challenges after treatment is managing your cravings.  Having a craving doesn’t mean that you’re weak or that your recovery has failed. It is natural to have cravings and important to manage them.  Use the techniques you learned during treatment to deal with your cravings and exert power over them.

At Summit Estate Recovery Center, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the tools they need to become sober and maintain their sobriety after treatment.  Our six bed facility is staffed by 30 individuals who are solely focused on your success.  Throughout treatment we provide you with tips on how to stay sober that you can use long after leaving treatment.

Begin your recovery journey today and contact us.  Our admissions coordinator can coordinate your entry to the program as well as answer any questions you may have.  Either fill out the form on this site or give us a call at 800-701-6997.