What Your First Year of Recovery Will Teach You

What Your First Year of Recovery Will Teach You

Sure, checking into a Boca Raton sober living home can be intimidating, especially when you have no idea what to expect. Besides, will you really learn that many valuable lessons there?

The answer is yes. During your first year of recovery, surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals who are focused on sobriety is exactly what you need in order to focus on change. Without the help of a Boca Raton sober living home, your chance for relapse increases significantly; after all, how can you be expected to be thrust back into the real world without any sense of stability, consistency, and support?

If you are torn between whether or not to stay at a Boca Raton sober living home after your drug treatment, then check out this list of what your first year of recovery will teach you.

Balance. More often than not, most addicts do not keep a structured schedule. With decisions that are often made based on getting the next high, exercising rational and well thought out decision making can be a completely new concept for most people staying at Boca Raton sober living homes. Because of this, finding balance during your first year of recovery is one of the most important things you will learn; while staying at Boca House, the structured lifestyle will help to bring balance to work, meetings, family time, and social gatherings.

Support. Considering that most drug users surround themselves with similar people, the worst thing you can do during your first year of recovery is to go home and surround yourself with the same bad influences. Instead, solidify a support system that you can rely on to have your best interests at heart. At a Boca Raton sober living home, you will quickly learn that there is no reason to feel ashamed of your past; everyone at Boca House has been down a similar path and are ready to be your support system when you need it most.

Communication. When you think back on what caused you to abuse drugs, what answer do you come up with? Was it memories of a deep-seated painful memory that drove you to drink? Or was it the inability to cope with current situations in your life? Regardless of the answer, substance abuse only suppressed your ability to effectively communicate your feelings; in return, you most likely rarely received the help you needed. During your first year of recovery, you will learn that communication is the key to staying sober. Without a crutch to lean on, you will quickly learn how good it feels to let out your feelings.

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