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What it Means to Peel Back the Layers

Congratulations! You are newly sober and now ready to take the next step in your recovery. Addiction recovery is a complex and multi-layered process that may take years to fully understand. As you plan for long-term sobriety, it’s important to educate yourself on the moving parts of recovery and how to maneuver through them.

You may have heard that life in recovery is like peeling an onion. There are many layers protecting the bulb. This means that many addicts have buried their true selves underneath years of substance abuse to the point  where they find it hard to even recognize themselves. Once we give up drugs and alcohol, the perception of ourselves starts to shift and our long lost identity starts to filter through the shadows. As the layers peel away, we find ourselves having a voice again, finding our likes and dislikes, finding joy in the small things, and finding a happiness which seemed elusive. Sobriety brings us a new perspective on life and where we want to go.

To be honest, there will be easier layers to work through than others. Many of us still have trauma or issues hiding in the corners of our minds waiting to come forward. As we start to dig, we may find issues with self-esteem, self-worth, fear, insecurities, and the list goes on. This is all normal stuff. These issues are all simply walls we have to tear down. Working through them is critical to find lasting healing along with preventing relapse. Recovery gives us a second chance at rebuilding ourselves. We understand this may feel like a big undertaking but we assure you it is not impossible. Most importantly, remember that you are not alone.

Early recovery is a scary and exciting time. We are learning what it means to be sober and how to go through life making different choices and being more self-aware. Healing is an important part of the recovery process. While it may sometimes feel like no one understands, there are others out there just like you. Going to a treatment facility makes this process a whole less isolating. Treatment also helps build coping strategies to help you in early recovery and beyond. Our team would be honored to help you find healing, serenity, and peace. Call our team today for a consultation and let us show you how we can help.

Villa Tranquil Recovery stands as a new staple in the women’s treatment community, offering gender-specific services for women between the ages of 18-65. Our beautiful home in Jupiter Farms, Florida provides a transitional living opportunity for women to continue their treatment process while regaining the skills they need to thrive in sobriety. Owned and operated by clinicians, we offer exceptional care so women can build exceptional lives of recovery. Call us today for information 866-697-7573.