New Year's Resolution 2022
Every year we make a bunch of New Year’s resolutions to live a healthier life, whether it is being more compassionate with others, eating healthier, more exercise, or getting sober. The problem with the new year, new me resolutions is that they often start off strong, only to fail in the end. Think about all your canceled gym memberships, the romaine lettuce that went bad in your fridge, the person that cut you off on I-95 that you flipped off, and the time you decided being sober was not for you and went back to drinking or using. First, it is not about the date you have, as long as you have a date. If you are using New Year’s Eve as the last hurrah, you may not be ready to commit to sobriety, and you are putting yourself at risk for overdose, alcohol poisoning, and death. Then, if you survive New Year’s Eve, and have a few months of sobriety under your belt, and relapse, it suddenly becomes a ruined year. All or nothing thinking is toxic. Sobriety and recovery take work, and it is not always perfect. If you are serious about this attempt at sobriety, why wait until January 1, 2022, to decide that you need sobriety? You can choose sobriety any day of the year and make it a resolution to work on it daily for the rest of your life.
While we can’t help you with your resolution to eat more salad, we can help you with getting sober in the New Year. Learn more about how our alcohol detox in the New Year can help you begin 2022 on the right track.
Getting Sober in the New Year
The first step at getting and staying sober is entering medical detox. Atlanta Detox helps you safely and comfortably detox from drugs and alcohol. Medical detox is where you begin your journey into recovery. There are many things you can do to help assure that your attempt at sobriety succeeds this new year and beyond. Some things you can do to strengthen your sobriety are deciding on going to treatment, whether it is PHP, IOP, or OP. This could give you extra accountability and help you navigate early sobriety. Another important decision one makes in early recovery may be deciding on entering community housing. Community housing is a sober environment where you can relearn how to live without drugs and alcohol with the help of sober housing aids. It can also be helpful to get out of an environment where you were using or drinking. It’s important to ask for support from friends and family, who play integral parts in the healing process. Families are encouraged to take part in the treatment process, since they too may need to heal from your addiction. Outside of treatment, it is pertinent to create a support group at your local 12 step meetings (AA/NA/CA). These support groups can help you maintain long-term sobriety and guide you through the steps of recovery. Creating new hobbies such as exercise or art can help you take your mind off using and teach your brain positive coping skills. When we constantly use drugs or alcohol, it rewires our brains, so teaching yourself new things to enjoy could positively impact your attempt at long-term sobriety this new year. Something that will help you as you move from early sobriety onward is giving back to your community by volunteering and making it a goal every day to be the best version of yourself. Doing things for others can help us remember how good it feels to be this person today.
How Atlanta Detox Can Help You Get, and Stay, Sober in 2022
At Atlanta Detox Center, we believe the individual makes the difference. Our staff understands how you feel, and many of them have been where you are now, desperately looking for a change. We want to share recovery with you. Our treatment team works with you to decide on the best treatment plan for you. No two people are the same, so why should their treatment be? We utilize a holistic treatment approach that includes therapy options to address and heal the underlying causes of addiction.
Some of our addiction therapy programs include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy program
- Dialectical behavior therapy program
- Individual therapy program
- Group therapy program
- Family therapy program
Our Atlanta Detox Center team also provides multi-disciplinary care, vocational training, legal support, and aftercare planning to help pave the way for your future. Our alcohol detox center offers inpatient care for primary mental health diagnoses, as well as medical detox from alcohol. You do not have to live in pain and sorrow in 2022. Get help getting sober in the New Year by contacting a recovery specialist. Learn more when you contact our team today by calling 470.450.2355 or filling out our online form.