PUTTING TOGETHER A RECOVERY PLAN
Recovery plans can be very individual BUT are more successful when they are not made by the individual who is looking to recover from the substances! This can be difficult, because your addicted-self will try hard to convince you that you don't have a problem. The symptoms of defensiveness, denial, and irrational thinking, which are part of the disease of addiction, make it essential that your recovery plan is a result of collaboration with others. If you are in early recovery, make sure you are working with a medical team, therapists, counselors and other recovering individuals who really understand addiction and recovery.
Here are some recommended components of the recovery process. It is not a complete list and should not be used in lieu of obtaining medical advice or professional counseling. Our goal is to offer some suggestions so that the process isn't so puzzling