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Ways to Become Independent in Recovery

Addiction and trauma can become all-consuming when your whole life revolves around them. You may not have even realized when you crossed over the imaginary line into the depths of suffering that drugs, alcohol, and your trauma have brought you. Even with all the negativity that these conditions have provided, separating yourself from them can seem nearly impossible. You may even wonder how you will ever be able to liberate yourself from the years of torment since nothing has changed thus far. Becoming independent in your recovery is undoubtedly possible by adding a few new ideas into your daily life.

Take the Support You Need

It seems counter intuitive to use support when you are trying to be independent. Trying to work through recovery will mean taking support as needed because you were not meant to be alone during this process. You need help to get to where you are going, but you should not rely on someone else to do it for you. By making decisions with the input of others to benefit your recovery, you are actually showing your independence. Building up a support system around you will improve your independence and set you up to know who to go to when you need some help or encouragement.

Believe in Yourself

Standing on your own two feet may be overwhelming to try on your own. You have to believe that you can do this, or you may be setting yourself up to fail. There will be times when mistakes will be made, although you can use them as proof that you are trying to do something different. You can use your mistakes as a guide for growth and learn from them, rather than beat yourself up. When you believe in yourself, the world is your oyster, and you get to become independent in the opportunities that are being offered.

Practice, Practice, Practice

To meet the criteria of independence in your recovery, you will have to put your freedom into practice. You may be sober now, but you will still need to use your recovery tools and develop a skill set to help you navigate through challenges as they come up. Life on life’s terms will always be a force to be reckoned with and you can get through all that you are facing with flying colors if you continue to practice to prevail.

Your independence will give you a massive boost in confidence that others will notice in the process. You can prosper in all you do without having limitations as to what you can accomplish while focusing on what you can do for others. Your example can provide hope to show that becoming independent will help you to flourish in your recovery.

The Guest House wants to give you the tools you need to become independent in your recovery and to return to the outside world with the courage to live life to the fullest. We are committed to creating a space to rebuild strength to become centered on yourself and your recovery. At The Guest House Ocala, we have personal recovery experience and over 12 years in the recovery industry.

Call us today for information on our trauma treatment programs and our concierge-style customization for every guest at (855) 483-7800.