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How to Make Your Home a Recovery-Friendly Environment

Your home can be a place of healing in your recovery journey. However, there may be several things you need to do to make your home more recovery-friendly. This is why it is important to have a trusted person prepare your living environment before you return home or shortly thereafter. You have completed a milestone in your recovery and deserve to have a safe space to live in.

If you’ve already been home for a while, perhaps you have to change your living environment by yourself. Fear not; this blog will help you know how to do that. This blog will provide tips on how to reinvent your home to be recovery-conducive, advise you on what to do if you cannot change your home environment, and offer other ways to make life more recovery-friendly post-treatment.

Why It Is Important to Make Your Home Recovery-Friendly

Recovery affects many different parts of your life. You may have to learn healthier coping skills, explore new hobbies, and acquire positive support for your journey. Recovery is present in every aspect of your life including your home environment.

Learning how to make your home more recovery-friendly is important in helping you feel peaceful and content. It is important in your recovery to make your home a place you desire to be in. Each person’s environment can have a major effect on their well-being and can foster healing and improve one’s outlook on life.

Maintaining a clean living space, opened windows, and positive message boards can all make a difference in making your home an uplifting and free space to heal.

4 Ways to Make Your Home Recovery-Friendly

Recovery is not just about eliminating the substance from your life but also about creating a new experience by practicing healthy coping skills. You are rebuilding your life to find new meaning and purpose. A stable living environment is one of the most important areas of recovery that you can affect. When your home is healthy, this can help you feel stabilized. Your home is a place that can provide peace, calmness, relaxation, and stability.

Four ways to make your home recovery-friendly include:

#1 Eliminate Drugs or Alcohol in Your Home

This first point may seem obvious. However, it is important to remove anything that could be a potential trigger or temptation while making your home a recovery-friendly environment for you or a loved one. Sometimes something as simple as a wine opener can be a trigger to a negative thought process. You want to avoid going down that road, especially when coming home from inpatient rehabilitation.

#2 Make Your Home Inspiring

Your home should be a place of renewal and restoration from life’s stressors. In recovery, the world can get overwhelming at times. That’s why it is important to make your home an inspiring place to be. After all, you want to be in a space that reminds you of all your accomplishments. You can do this by hanging inspiration posters or writing quotes that mean something to you. Make your home a place where you can feel like your best self.

#3 Find Supportive Healing Resources and People

Who is in your corner? These are the people who uplift you and inspire you to be a better version of yourself. You learned to eliminate people, places, and things that do not support your recovery environment. Now is your time to surround yourself with positive and encouraging people and things. You can invite people over who are a positive influence on you. What’s more, you may want to bring in pets, belongings, and positive hobbies into your home to support your recovery. Take action, whether that means attending a 12-Step meeting or engaging in an alumni program through The Guest House.

#4 Enlist the Power of Positivity

Sometimes there is just no way that you can change who is in your home. Perhaps you do not have the means to buy inspirational plaques. There are other ways you can make your home a recovery-friendly environment with just a little bit of willpower. You can learn more about positive thinking through library books, magazines, or simply an online search. It does not cost anything to look at things from a positive point of view. All you have to do is change your perspective. Think of things in your life with a mindset that the glass is always half full.

Find Recovery Support at The Guest House

Making your home into a recovery-friendly environment can sound like a daunting task. However, it does not have to be so difficult. With a tiny bit of effort, you can make lasting changes that help you to feel like your best self.

At The Guest House, we focus on recovery and how it will impact you in your home environment. We understand that recovery is difficult and can put pressure on you. That is why it is important to make your home a space of safety and tranquility. After all, you put work into your time in treatment. Now it is time for you to have a space that you can effectively recover in. There is always support for you; it is just a call away.

Having a tranquil space for healing is important in recovery. After all, you came this far and need a place to practice all the things you learned in treatment. Making your environment a recovery-friendly atmosphere is important for decreasing stress and calming your mind during your journey. At The Guest House, we understand the importance of being comfortable in recovery. We will guide you on how to find the comfort that meets your individualized needs. When you place emphasis on your growth, it shows you how far you have come. If you or someone you know is struggling and needs guidance or just someone to talk to, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (855) 483-7800.