We are now well established in the new year. People are turning over new leaves and trying new things. However, some people are struggling with the resolutions that they made for this year. I've been there more than once, and if you've given up already - don't fret! Many people give up on their New Year resolutions by February. To stick with them takes a lot of effort and willpower. If you've decided to give up drinking and get sober, we have some tips for you that should help you stay away from the bottles and beverages. While you're at it, you should stop smoking too and try to lose some weight by getting physically fit. If you need help with an addiction problem, please call Legacy Freedom.
Stop Drinking Today
Knowledge is power. If you have decided that you're going to quit drinking, then listen up - it's going to be hard. You're going to have some battles, so get ready for war - but you can do it! Believe in yourself and know that everyone is pulling for you.
Professional Help - Look, no one said you have to go at this alone. If you're a heavy drinker or an alcoholic, then you should seek treatment before starting your sobriety. Your body is probably dependent on alcohol and you are very likely at risk of developing withdrawal symptoms. This means you're going to feel like crap for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on your addiction level. If you've ever had a seizure while attempting to quit in the past, then you definitely need to talk to a professional first.
Get Support - Following the theme from above, don't try to go at this alone. Yeah, we know you're tough, but so what? It is a lot easier to get sober when you have a good support group around you. There's a saying "It takes a village to raise a child," well, the same meaning can be put toward getting sober. The bigger your support group, the more likely you'll succeed.
Meditate - We're not joking either. You might think we're trying to be funny but the more time you meditate, the fewer cravings you will have. We use this holistic method at our drug treatment Columbus OH facility.
Blog About It - Get your experience out there. With all the new technology starting an online blog is easy. You'll also find all sorts of online support groups. Don't want to do the online thing? Keep an old school journal instead. Writing down your feelings is very therapeutic. You'll also be able to use this motivation to continue down your good path.
Got To Rehab - Let's face it. Giving up your addiction is hard. Not everyone can do it "cold turkey" or all by themselves. Call Legacy Freedom. We can help you with outpatient treatment programs. We use holistic and alternative treatment plans to keep your sobriety in check. We have a lot of really fun programs available. Give us a call and see for yourself.
Make New Friends - Now that you're sober, it's really not a good idea to keep hanging out with your old drinking buddies. You know ... the people that helped you get to your low point, not the ones that helped you climb out. These days, find people that care about your sobriety. These are the people that will care about you, and not the "good time".
Get A Hobby - You're going to have a lot more time on your hands now that you're sober. Back in the day you would spend all your time drinking and getting high, or looking for ways to do that. Now you have space to fill, so what do you do? You learn something new. Find a hobby or two to occupy your time. Try to make it fun, yet new enough that there is some learning involved. This will give you motivation to commit to it and figure it out. This will occupy your mind and time, so get out there and do something new.
Fun and Alternative Alcohol & Drug Treatment in Columbus OH
We want you to be sober and have a good life. Following these tips is a great place to start. There are lots of treatment methods out there so find the one that is right for you. If you want a fun outpatient facility for drug treatment in Columbus OH, please call Legacy Freedom.