Today is the first day of a brand new year. That means there is a brand new year in which to grow, to become healthier, and to learn. This is also a good point at which to resolve to work toward true addiction recovery, so let the professionals at the Bergand Group aid you in that and other efforts.
A New Year to Work Toward Addiction Recovery
If you are struggling with an addiction, then you may be in need of guidance in order to begin, or continue, a recovery program for substance abuse. It can be seriously difficult to know where to begin, especially if this is your first attempt to reach sobriety, but there is hope in the support that you can receive from others, and in the numerous options available to those who want to change.
Whatever the reason that motivates a person to change, that reason should be the fuel to the fire that drives the individual from those first steps and beyond. This may mean overcoming the enormous hurdle of denial, and this is no easy feat, but it’s certainly not impossible. For those who are friends and family to the patient, it’s a necessity “to stop enabling the addict to keep using.” There is a lot of enabling in these scenarios, especially if the addict and the people around him or her are still mired in denial. “This is probably the hardest thing for the families of addicts to do, but it really is the most important. We must let the addicts know that they are loved but that we can no longer play a part in their self-destruction.”
Essentially, part of addiction recovery resolution should be to find a way to offer support for the patient without enabling him or her. To show love without allowing the harmful behaviors to continue. Addicts, then, should keep an open mind, should reach out to people that they trust, and should push themselves to find a recovery program that suits their needs. There’s no better time to start reshaping your life than in a new year, so if you’ve been waiting for a sign, consider this to be it.
Sometimes it may seem hopeless, but this is not the case. There is always a way that you or your loved one can get past these dark and painful times in order to be a healthier person, clean and free from drug use. “Recovery, like life, is a journey and not a destination,” so don’t be discouraged by some bumps in the road. Rather, use those times to strengthen your connections with others, because those relationships and partnerships are exactly what will propel you into a more stable new year.
This may be a difficult and lengthy process, but you certainly don’t have to tackle it alone. In fact, it can be dangerous to try, considering the many benefits of having a solid support system during recovery… and the risks of trying to overcome an addiction without any aid at all. Figure out what works the best for you and for your situation and then contact The Bergand Group. We offer recovery programs for yourself or for others or are seeking education materials about addictions. The Bergand Group is Maryland’s leading addiction recovery center and offers support for those struggling with addiction and mental health issues, including direction for those who may be denying an addiction. We can help you to work through your addiction in a safe and healthy environment where everyone is committed to your care.
About The Bergand Group:
At The Bergand Group in Baltimore and Harford County, Maryland, our therapists have more than twenty years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. We offer both alcohol rehab and drug rehabilitation. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, there is help available. We also offer several other services, including family therapy and counseling. We can help. Contact us today.