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How to Keep New Year’s Sobriety Goals

December 12, 2019

With all the celebrating during the holidays, there are potentially more triggers and temptations surrounding someone who is struggling with addiction than any other time of the year. Now that the holidays over, many people are making resolutions to better themselves for the 2020 year. By setting goals for the coming year, you can give yourself the inspiration and encouragement you need to make improvements to your lifestyle.

At South Hills Recovery Project, your premier suboxone clinic in Pittsburgh, we understand how difficult it can be to keep your New Years’ resolution of sobriety, so we have put together some tips to help.

Invest in Your Future

This could be a monetary investment in treatment for drugs or alcohol, or it could be you taking the money you would’ve spent on drugs and alcohol and putting toward an activity or other means of creating a better version of you.

Face Your Issues Head-on

Whether you are plagued by depression, insecurity, financial issues, or past trauma, it is crucial to stop self-medicating and take the time to get to know yourself and your problems. Share what you learn from this with a therapist or a trusted friend or family member.

Be Proud of Your Decisions

It is vital to make a promise to yourself that the mistakes you made in 2019 will be left in the past. Forgive yourself for the mistakes you have made and make it your mission to live a more integrity-driven, honorable life. It is never too late to forgive your mistakes and make better choices.

Gain Care and Support from Relationships

With the support and care of friends and family, the transition into sobriety can be made easier. As a sober person, you will be able to give the relationships in your life the investment of time and attention they deserve and need to thrive. While maintaining relationships is a challenging task, it reaps many rewards.

Gain Clarity and Meaning

When you become sober and no longer have drug or alcohol fogging up your outlook, you will have the ability to better focus on the things in your life that mean the most to you. Whether you choose to learn a new language, explore your faith, or learn a new hobby, you will have the opportunity to enjoy things that give your life meaning. Take the time this year to focus on your interests and live more intentionally.

Set Attainable Goals for Your Sobriety

When making New Year’s Resolutions, it is crucial to set specific and attainable goals. Set up a schedule for your goals and take them one step at a time. Trying to do too much at once can cause you to become overwhelmed or discouraged. The goal of sobriety is one that is not achieved overnight, so be sure to give yourself some room to breathe.

Starting or Sustaining Your Addiction Recovery

If you are ready to start your journey to sobriety, search for “addiction recovery near me” and be sure to choose South Hills Recovery Project for your needs. Our group of highly-qualified and experienced doctors is dedicated to helping on your journey to sobriety. Contact us today to learn more.

Dr. Clark
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