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Overcoming Drug Addiction And Self Help Addiction Recovery Tips

Drug addiction has a negative impact on many areas of a person’s life.  Once a person has decided to stop taking drugs, they must continue to make decisions that allow them to stay sober.  While inpatient addiction recovery is the best option for becoming and staying sober, there are many things a person can do to become and remain sober.

dual-diagnosis-treatment-centersMake the Decision to Change

This first, and most important, step is the beginning of the road to addiction recovery.  Making this decision also means deciding to change the behaviors you had while using drugs.  Changes each individual will have to make include:

  • Finding new and healthy ways of dealing with stress
  • The kinds of recreational activities you participated in
  • The people you surround yourself with
  • How you cope with being bored

Look Into Treatment Options

Addiction recovery means adopting clean living habits in every aspect of your life.  This includes the way you look at yourself and the people around you.  Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to stop taking drugs without treatment.  Finding the ideal treatment program for you can help you on the road to sobriety and provide you with the tools you need to become and remain sober.  Things to remember while seeking treatment include:

  • Not every treatment type works for everybody.  While 12 step programs are widely used, they are not the solution to everyone’s addiction. Make sure to find a treatment plan that works for you and your lifestyle.
  • Your treatment should address all aspects of your life, not just the drug use.  Addiction is rarely caused by one factor.  Unless you identify and address the issues at the root cause of the addiction, it will be impossible to recover.

Summit Estate Recovery Center is conveniently located on 23 acres in northern California.  The facility sits on a backdrop of gardens, orchards, lawns and, hiking trails that provide the perfect setting for addiction recovery.  By having an addiction recovery approach that focuses on the unique needs of each individual, Summit Estate is able to help their clients become and remain sober.  For additional information on their programs, complete the form on this site using the link below or call them at 800-701-6997.  Thank you.