3 Simple Tips for Meeting Your Sobriety Goals in 2019
When making New Year’s resolutions, most people aim high and fall sadly short, typically within a matter of weeks.
Many people want to see dramatic change in their personal lives but don’t know how to make it happen or maintain their motivation when the going gets tough. If your ambitions for 2019 involve staying sober or regaining sobriety, the going will almost certainly get tough. When it does, you’re going to need a workable plan and a strong support system in order to be victorious and transform your life.
Here are three simple tips to help you be successful in meeting your sobriety goals this year:
- If you aren’t part of a sobriety network, join one immediately. The truth of the matter is that it is virtually impossible to conquer harmful substance use patterns alone. Many people attempt to overcome drug use, excessive drinking, and other dangerous habits without the support of a sobriety network, which often leads to failure, discouragement, and relapse. However, people who pursue sobriety as part of a recovery program have a much higher rate of success and are more likely to succeed in changing their lives.
- Identify your triggers. Whether you’ve been sober for years or are just starting out, knowing yourself is key. Your substance use may be triggered by being in certain environments, spending time with certain people, dwelling on painful memories, experiencing a great deal of personal or emotional stress, or any number of other things. In order to craft a successful game plan and meet your sobriety goals, it is essential to figure out what pushes you to drink, smoke, or use drugs and decide how to avoid those triggers at all costs.
- Invest in the things that matter. One of the best things you can do for yourself as you seek to establish and preserve your sobriety is to identify the things that are most important to you and invest heavily in them. Spending time with friends and family, volunteering for organizations you believe in, working toward healthy professional goals, and throwing yourself into a constructive hobby can be great ways to avoid idle time, experience small victories, and change your routine in a healthy way.
Make 2019 Your Turning Point
If you’re serious about getting or staying sober this year, don’t put it off. Get started now by undergoing drug or alcohol rehabilitation here at Turning Point. We rely on evidence-based methods for treating alcoholism and drug dependency of all levels of severity, and we can give you the support you need to make it.
We offer a variety of rehabilitation programs, including:
Established in 1975, Turning Point is a New Jersey drug and alcohol addiction treatment center. With multiple locations throughout New Jersey, including Essex, Hunterdon, Ocean, and Passaic counties. Our staff are among the most qualified in the nation, and our team is led by highly educated, well-trained, compassionate experts who are licensed and credentialed in various treatment areas. We are available to our patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we are ready to begin helping you immediately.
This is your year. Start making sobriety a reality now by calling our New Jersey drug and alcohol rehab center at (973) 380-0905.