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Accepting Your New Normal

If you are newly recovered, accepting this new normal can be a difficult task. Depending on how long you used substances in the past, it’s going to be that much harder to create new routines and stick to them. Luckily, Villa Tranquil Recovery is here to help. Continue reading to learn more about how you can come to accept your new normal in recovery.

Recovery Shock

Much like people who are thrown into new physical locations go through a culture shock, you may also be going through a shock of your own. This shock of entering recovery after using substances for a while is common. If using substances was a way of coping for you, you may be struggling with the idea of finding newer, healthier coping skills. Beyond this shock, there also will be physical shock.

Once you have decided to stop using and your body begins to detox, you may begin to feel physical, and sometimes psychological, withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms may be difficult to deal with, but keep in mind that they will not last forever. Getting through the initial recovery shock is difficult, but we are here to help.

Accepting the Sober You

Sober you is the new you. It was probably difficult to decide that you should stop using alcohol or drugs. Taking that first step is often the hardest one. However, once you get past the initial shock of sobriety, you may have trouble figuring out who you are without your substance of choice.

You may be embarrassed that you had to make the decision to get sober. Stigma is a huge hurdle that many in the recovery community must overcome. It’s important to remember that you must accept yourself for who you are. The sober you, is the new and better you.. The sooner you accept this, the better you will feel.

What Your New Normal Entails

Your new normal can entail some things that you are not used to. That’s okay. There are things that you may be uncomfortable with now that will become part of your daily life very soon. Some of these things are attending meetings, going to therapy, and staying sober. These things all help you reach your goal of staying on the path to recovery.

Villa Tranquil Recovery is here to help you accept your new normal. We can help you get and stay sober. Call us today at 214-799-3080. We can’t wait to hear from you and help get you started today!