Setting the Stage for a Sober 2019 – Tips for Long-Term Sobriety

 

Helpful Tips to Stay Sober Long-Term

Whether you’re currently working through drug, alcohol, or opioid addiction treatment in Stuart or you have already completed a residential treatment program, you may be wondering how you will stick to sobriety in 2019.

Here are tips from our Banyan Detox Stuart team on how to achieve lasting sobriety in 2019 and beyond.

Long-Term Sobriety Tips

Some people have the wrong idea about getting sober. They think that once they complete a drug and alcohol addiction treatment program, they’re done. They don’t think they have to work on recovery anymore, and that all their cravings will be gone. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. The truth is, staying sober requires work every single day. Here are tips on how to stay sober in 2019:

  • Understand your triggers so you can avoid them or develop a response plan.
  • Attend meetings regularly.
  • Join an alumni recovery group to spend time with likeminded people.
  • Remind yourself about the wins in your life and be grateful for them.
  • Develop tools for responding to challenges.
  • Keep in contact with your sponsor.
  • Recognize the signs of an oncoming relapse.
  • Reach out for professional help when you need it, even if you have a supportive foundation of loved ones at home.

The most important long-term sobriety secret is to be honest with yourself. When you begin to recognize that you are slipping, you will become more successful at avoiding relapse. When you stay honest with yourself and recognize that every meeting truly matters, you will set yourself up for long-term sobriety.

We hope that these sobriety tips make it easier to stay sober in 2019 and well beyond this year. For more tips for long-term sobriety or assistance in avoiding relapse, contact our treatment team today by calling 888-280-4763.

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Alyssa
Alyssa
Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.