In this video: What are some of the challenges coming out of treatment? What will it take to make the best transition possible? In this video I’ll discuss the following:
1. Your new-found freedom: A change in locations means a lot of things – you are no longer around people who are in the same boat as you – the people who were there 24/7 to support you physically, mentally, and emotionally. What does this mean for you? You’re going to have to stretch your boundaries and reach out for support.
This transition will involve integrity and a whole lot of honesty. In treatment, staff members are monitoring and watching your every move. You’ll have to monitor yourself when you get back to your normal routine. We subconsciously know right from wrong.
2. Reliability: We need to be reliable as patients to our treatment team, and to our new treatment team in place. We also need to be reliable as a support for our friends in recovery with us. This means we show up on time to our appointments, keep our word, are honest, and listen to what they have to say. After these signs of respect, we can express our thoughts and concerns.
3. You’re going to need grace: You need need need to have grace with yourself. Be gracious when slip-ups happen – that way you’ll be able to move on from your mistake. You’re not a perfect person. Recovery is the hardest thing you might ever do, but so worth it! Progression, not perfection.
Tools to help you succeed:
- A journal – a great way to channel and release your emotions in a healthy non- destructive way.
- Computer/Cell Phone – Video chat with others who are in recovery and stay connected. You can shoot a text or Facebook message when you’re struggling. There are many recovery support groups through Facebook, like our Facebook Group ED.
- A Recovery Toolbox– a box for holding things that can help you practice self -care – the box can also serve as a distraction when urges are strong. Pull out your toolbox and have some fun!
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