The early weeks of recovery are critical. In many ways, they are make or break. Many find these early stages to be the most challenging part of the recovery process, which means it is vital to approach them with the right mindset.
If you’re in those critical early days, we have a few important things to remind you of.
Recovery is the most important thing. It’s got to be your #1 priority, because it really is a matter of life and death. Put recovery above all your other concerns and obligations; your friends and family members will understand.
It really does get easier. Everyone who goes through the recovery process finds the early weeks to be the most challenging. That doesn’t mean you ever get to stop working at it—but it does mean the work gets easier. Hang in there through this challenging season.
Recovery isn’t something you can do on your own. You’ll need the support and encouragement of others. You’ll need to reach out to your loved ones. And you’ll need to keep showing up for support group meetings and therapy sessions—even on days when you might not feel like it.
Recovery is a lifelong process. It does not happen overnight. Rather, you will always work toward recovery. Focus on the long haul.
You may have setbacks. Not every day is going to be a huge leap forward. Sometimes, you may feel like you’re treading water, or even moving backwards.
It’s worth it. Recovery is freedom. Recovery is a chance to truly love yourself. Recovery is more time with your loved ones. It’s not easy—but it’s totally worth it.
That’s where we’ll leave you: Recovery is worth the effort, and you are worth recovery. Don’t ever forget it!
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