After you have acknowledged you have a drug or alcohol addiction, the winding road to recovery will open up to you. This can often come with feelings of fear as the journey seems overwhelming and you may be unsure of where to start.
Having a recovery plan is essential. Like anything in life, breaking up a large task into smaller, manageable goals allows you to achieve success at each stage, making it less likely that you will lose motivation to reach your ultimate goal of a healthier, fuller life.
To avoid feeling lost on the way to recovery, check out our step-by-step guide below.
Step 1: Acknowledge the Problem
The first step can often be the hardest. Pushing through denial and admitting you have a problem is the first way to begin your recovery process. Admitting it to your loved ones can be even harder, but this allows you to create a sense of accountability in others which can be harder to walk away from.
Step 2: Seek Professional Help
Now that you have admitted you have a problem you can seek a detox program. While many believe they can treat their own alcohol or drug addiction by simply stopping, many soon realise that this almost always leads to relapse. Those who attend a treatment, such as Zen Detox, are far more likely to be able to attack their dependency head on and move on with a sober, healthier and more successful life.
Step 3: Prepare to Face Detox
You may need medical assistance to face your initial detox, which Zen Detox can provide. Detox can be physically and emotionally draining. If you are surrounded by caring and experienced professionals, you can remain focused on the benefits that come after you’ve pulled through the first stages of removing drug and alcohol abuse from your system.
Step 4: Make a Plan to Develop Yourself Holistically
Physical detox needs to be followed up with developing a plan to heal your body, mind and spirit. At Zen Detox, we believe in recreating yourself emotionally, financially, socially, spiritually, physically and intellectually.
Step 5: Admit Your Wrongdoings to Others
During your life as an addict, you may have caused harm to those around you. These people can often be the ones you love the most and saying sorry is part of the process of rebuilding your relationships. This step is important to cleanse yourself of your past mistakes and move on to being a better version of yourself.
Step 6: Plan Ongoing Aftercare
At Zen, we provide 12 months of contact after you have left the rehabilitation centre. Your plan after you are rehabilitated needs to be ongoing and include a holistic approach that allows you to maintain sobriety for the rest of your life.
To find out more about the Zen Detox rehabilitation centre in Auckland, call us now on 0800 936 4357. If you or someone you know needs help in any of their steps to recovery, don’t hesitate to contact us today and get started on the road to recovery.