Building a Sober Lifestyle
There is a big difference between quitting and building a sober lifestyle. Quitting is 10% of your change and building a sober lifestyle is the other 90%.
How do I know when it is time to quit?
Some of the additional concerns leading people to Arbor Family Counseling:
How do I build a sober lifestyle?
Building a sober lifestyle is similar to building any other type of healthy lifestyle. Arbor counselors can help you to develop your own sobriety plan which is just as difficult as it is exciting. When an addiction has taken over the pleasure centers in your brain, you are left with an initial sobriety that feels dull and unexciting.
Arbor Family Counseling’s therapists provide the necessary education, support and encouragement to help you in your effort to establish a sobriety-centered lifestyle for yourself that is fulfilling and rewarding. We will help you align once again with your values, your vision of yourself and your life goals.
A sober lifestyle often involves reconnecting with the supportive people, healthy food, and exercise habits you have engaged with before the addiction took over. New routines will carry you forward into a different lifestyle, changing your brain and strengthening new ways of feeling joy and peace.
Ready to begin your journey into recovery?
How often have you heard this myth?
“People who relapse don’t really want recovery badly enough.”
It’s important to remember that it is simply that: a myth. Less than 20% of people receiving treatment for alcohol remain alcohol-free for one year. If you are one of the many people who have relapsed in spite of treatment and/or recovery efforts, you probably have plenty of pain in your life.
For people sober for 2 years, 60% will remain alcohol free. There is hope, and help is available.
With relapse prevention therapy, you can identify your warning signs that lead to relapse, and learn to manage these signs while you are still in recovery.
Different issues people come in for Relapse Prevention therapy include:
- Other Drugs
- Other obsessive-compulsive behaviors
Arbor Family Counseling has therapists trained specifically in relapse prevention, designed to help you improve your ability to effectively-manage the thoughts, feelings, urges, behaviors, and relationships contributing to relapse. This further reduces the chance of relapse going forward.