Many questions revolve around ‘how to live life in recovery, ‘how is it achieved’, ‘where do I begin’, and ‘what does recovery mean to me?’
In this blog post, we will explore different methods people use to pursue recovery in their lives, how people find support on the lonely road of recovery, and the topic of resilience.
As one can imagine, recovery looks different for each and every person. For some, recovery means reducing or limiting the use of substances and/or alcohol. For others, it can mean complete abstinence from alcohol and/or substances altogether. Other times, recovery can include living life with a chronic health condition and managing stress levels to minimize symptom flare ups.
Find What Works Best for You
Recovery includes many different areas, as noted above. How each person pursues recovery can differ from others. The important thing to remember with recovery, is that it has to have meaning for you. Some people may find support from connection to a spiritual or religious institution, others will find support by being in nature. Others will utilize Alcohol Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families – other people may not. Some people may utilize time in the gym, walking, running, or yoga. There are many ways to pursue recovery. Finding what supports work for you is the most important.
Recovery Won’t Be Perfect
Most have heard that recovery is not a straight line. There will be good times, rough times, and times you will want to give up. Making important decisions when in a heightened emotional state can have negative effects in our lives. Being aware of this is important.
Don’t Give Up
Resilience, persistence, and grit underpin the recovery process. In the recovery process, you don’t have to do it alone. You can ask for support or help. Fighting this fight can be a lonely road. Including others that care about you or other professionals to support you can be a great way to support the recovery process.
Individual Therapist in Denver to Support Recovery
At Revitalize Mental Health PLLC, we understand recovery looks different for everyone. Our personalized approach to individual therapy can help you work through and address mental barriers that get in your way of living the best life. Submit an online form here or call us at 720.295.6703 to start or get the support you need in the recovery process.