Sobriety is not a goal for you to check off a list. It’s an ongoing decision that shapes the rest of your life. At Pathfinders Sober Living, we deeply understand how much patience and self-evaluation is required in order to stay sober. We also advocate evaluating sobriety through certain ranges of time, such as 90 days. These are our tips for success in our 90 Days Sober program.
1. Take it slow
When you take part in our 90 Day alcohol detox or drug detox, you should try to not fixate yourself on the length. Hearing that something will last 90 days can be scary. Three months of sobriety could seem like a hurdle you’ll never be able to overcome. We know that you can overcome it, but it starts with taking things one day at a time, or even one moment at a time. You can still be aware of the 90-day length while keeping your focus on the present. If mental health issues are also a factor in your addiction, you can make use of our dual-diagnosis treatment.
2. You’re not your addiction
Your addiction has happened to you, but it’s no more a part of you than a scab on your knee is. Just like how scabs fall off and your skin heals, your addiction can lose its influence over you. What matters most is seeing yourself as worthy of healing. When you identify as only an addict, you’re telling yourself and everyone around you that you believe there’s nothing more to you than your problems. Our 90 Days Sober program will help you remember just how much you have to offer society.
3. Forgive yourself
It’s likely that you’ve made some very unfortunate decisions as a result of your addiction. Trying to forgive yourself might be next to impossible, but you need to in order to succeed with your sobriety. The longer you carry burdens, the longer it’s going to take for you to make the right choices that keep you away from drugs and alcohol. You can forgive yourself while still acknowledging the effects of your poor decisions. At Pathfinders Sober Living we seek to remind patients that obsessing over mistakes won’t make the past any different or the future any better.
4. Look forward with hope
A 90 days sobriety brain is one that’s going to be intellectually and emotionally clearer. Our recovery center gives you something positive to anticipate. The idea of having a mind capable of making the right decisions and exercising self-control is more than worth all the time and energy that goes into staying sober.
5. Don’t be hard on yourself
You might wonder, “Does sobriety get easier?” For you, it might. For others, it might start off relatively easy but become difficult based on unforeseen circumstances. The point of recovery isn’t to reach a point where you no longer crave drugs and alcohol. Recovery is a never-ending process and learning how to stay sober from drugs is a daily struggle for many. When using our 90 Day alcohol detox or drug detox, you should refrain from putting undue pressure on yourself. You have the means to succeed. You just need to believe it