incredible-marketing Arrow

Finding the Right Support SystemIf you’re looking to find the right support system, understanding the different types of therapy and support that work best can help you in your aftercare plan. It’s critical to you and the success of your recovery journey to find out what options are available that will meet your needs. Often, many individuals will try a variety of support systems to find the most comfortable one that meets their needs and will benefit them the most in their journey of maintaining long-term sobriety.

Expectations of the Right Support System

After leaving treatment, your aftercare plan may have various options you can consider. When choosing a support system, it can include multiple options that revolve around your specific needs, emotional well-being, and physical well-being. Your support system is a way for you to take practical steps toward progressive healing so you can uphold your commitment to a sober lifestyle. Therefore, it is essential to establish the right support system that will help you maintain both sobriety and motivation for sobriety after leaving treatment.

Many individuals will have expectations of obtaining the perfect support system, but it’s important to remember that not everyone’s support system will work the same. When an individual is going through a challenging time after leaving treatment, not everyone can understand the situation at its core or know how to help. Therefore, focusing on you and your needs can better assist you in your recovery journey.

Developing Your Support System With Motivation

The right support system will develop over time as you start to grow and change in your recovery journey. If you’re dealing with difficult situations or overcoming a specific medical concern, having the right support system will benefit you by connecting you with others who have been in similar cases and can help you find ways to cope. It’s essential when building your support system to identify what you need.

After leaving treatment, it is expected that you may feel overwhelmed at first, or you may feel stressed and have anxious thoughts. The thought of building a support system may even exacerbate these feelings. However, creating a support system is a vital step in your recovery journey. These are the people who will help you and hold you accountable. Your connections and support system will help you face the challenges of life and build on your self-esteem and encouragement. More so, the right support system will push you to be the best person you can be and allow you to be around others who have walked in similar situations.

Some of the most profound ways to motivate and encourage yourself can be found in your support system. They will help you uphold your responsibility and liveliness of life without substances. Additionally, your support system will benefit you and give you a safe place where you can feel free to express yourself without criticism or judgment. You can learn better coping strategies, grow through shared experiences, implement self-care actions, and motivate yourself to maintain a sense of hopefulness.

Building a Support System

A few different ways you can build a support system include attending mutual aid groups, therapy groups, online groups, telehealth therapy, counseling sessions, or even activity-based support groups. You can also build your support system with family members, friends, and people you meet in treatment.

Finding a Suitable Support Group

If you choose to find support through a support group, it’s important to remember that every group will look different. While one group may discuss particular topics suited for you, another group may not be ideal for your situation. Therefore, it’s essential to evaluate your needs and direct yourself to the specific groups that will support you in the best fashion.

Some of the ways you can find the right support system include:

  • View the rules and regulations of different support groups
  • Address whether or not you’re comfortable
  • Identify if others in the group support you without criticism
  • Establish a clear guideline for yourself that will lead you to effective decisions now and in the future

When looking for a support group, you should also consider whether or not your information will remain confidential. It is vital to your recovery journey to feel safe and secure. If you don’t feel safe and secure or a support group doesn’t have a similar motivating element that you need, it might be time to find a different type of group that’ll meet your goals and objectives.

Eliminating the Stress of Finding the Right Support System

Many individuals who leave treatment may feel hesitant about establishing the right support system for themselves. However, without the right support system in place, you may be more prone to relapse. It’s crucial for you to understand that it is common to feel apprehensive, nervous, or even ashamed of establishing a support system. However, the right support system will lift you in the best means possible.

Building a support system is crucial to maintaining recovery outside of treatment. Your support system will be there for you in times of need and help hold you accountable. At The Guest House, we understand that not every support system is a right fit for each situation, and by identifying your needs for your recovery goals, you can have a better support system on your side. If you struggle with substance abuse or feel that you don’t have the right support system guiding you, talking to our team can help resolve any concern or sensitive issue you may be struggling with. We want to help you have an uplifting atmosphere that will promote a positive change in your life, and building the right support system may be a good direction for you and your recovery goals. For more information on how The Guest House can help you in your recovery journey, call us today at (855) 483-7800.