RECOVERY

Once you have admitted that you have an addiction to alcohol or other substances and behaviors, you are on your way to recovery.

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ASKING FOR HELP

Knowing what to do, where to go, and who to ask for advice can be as daunting and as nerve-racking as making the decision to ask for help in the first place.  Here are some places to start:

  • Our resources page

  • Friends who are in Recovery, or who know people in Recovery

  • Your place of worship

  • The emergency room

The hardest thing about asking for help is putting aside your fears connected to the stigma sometimes associated with alcoholism and addiction.  Rest assured, you are not on your own.  Thousands have paved the path before you.  Acceptance, kindness, and support is the code for people in recovery.

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

DECIDING TO STOP

COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

PSYCHIATRIC CONSULTATION

INPATIENT AND INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAMS

SUPPORT GROUPS

TWELVE STEP RECOVERY

RECOVERY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

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