Continued from: A Weak Lamb | The First Week of Sobriety
After that first week, your spirit begins to lift and you’ll begin to see life clear, cleaner and you’ll be in touch with the world around you. Whether you’ve moved from alcohol and drug detox to an alcohol and drug treatment facility or even in an outpatient program, you’ll be thrilled you’ve stopped using, amazed probably! This is where you truly begin to move forward in your sobriety. Although you were before, this is where move from baby steps to adult steps. This is also a point where your thought patterns are more focused and general ideas become more pinpointed, and for longer periods of time, but remember that through recovery it is all about Progress not Perfection!
By now you’ve also probably heard of ’90 Meetings in 90 Days,’ and that might seem pretty darn hardcore stuff, but it helps you find meeting where you are comfortable. You’ll get to sample from a huge selection of meetings – depending on where you live of course. Trust me when I tell you that this really, really helps get your feet under you. You’ll also be able to identify by letting others know you’re new or just coming back to the AA or NA program. People will reach out to help you if you let them.
Make your recovery program work for you. So, whether it is meetings, talking to sober friends or working on the twelve steps, make it a daily part of your life. Trust me when I tell you that it’s super easy to find a million reasons not to go to meetings, but I always told myself…”Well, you put more hours into drinking and drugging and didn’t have an issue with it!”
Recovery from addiction is about vigilance, especially in those first thirty days, and you’ll need to stay on top of it to succeed. When the rewards come from all the work you do, you’ll never question it again. Remember to have fun, laugh, but put in some serious time to your program!
Recovery Rob BIO
Recovery Rob is a 48-year-old man who has more than twenty years of sobriety, whose drugs of choice at one time were alcohol and drugs, and he has worked in and around the field of addiction for more than 20 years. Having just recently launched his own website, www.askrecoveryrob.com, he hopes to reach out and continue to help others who work through their process of addiction and recovery. Recovery Rob is a professional writer who has published two novels and is currently working on his third. He has been writing and working as Pat Moore Foundation’s premiere blogger and content writer, which helps keeps Pat Moore Foundation’s addiction and recovery blog top-rated.