The start of a new year is the perfect time for fresh motivation and new goals to get your life back on track. There is no better time than now to break free from addiction by making an addiction free resolution. Here are some helpful tips heading into the New Year to make goals that will persevere into 2018.
First, keep in mind your motivation for your addiction free resolution. When difficult days come, this will remind you of all the reasons you are choosing a new lifestyle. Whatever your reason may be, identify and define your motivation to get clean and make it a practice to remind yourself whenever temptation comes your way.
Next, create realistic goals that you can keep. Though the ultimate goal is a completely sober lifestyle, begin with smaller goals that you can celebrate with each accomplishment. This will give you the motivation to keep going, and also make it easier to continue even when small mistakes are made. While it can be overwhelming to look at the big picture goal, taking smaller steps will make your goals more tangible and within reach.
When you decide on a measurable goal, write it down and tell someone who will help keep you accountable. It will be much easier to ignore your resolution down the road if you neither write it down nor tell someone about it. Find a family member or close friend who can walk with you on your journey to sobriety. You are never alone!
If you or a loved one is determined to start 2018 addiction free, call us today at (888) 238-1038 to speak with one of our trained treatment specialists. We offer free, over-the-phone, and confidential addiction assessments and insurance verification to find the best treatment plan for you. While everyone’s needs are different, we will connect you to some of the top rehab facilities to best serve your unique needs.
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.