As the clock winds down on 2017, more and more of us can’t help but think about what we can do to make things better in the coming New Year. There’s something innate in humanity that demands self-reflection and continuous evaluation. Unfortunately, there’s also something common in many of us that makes us forget about the promises we make to ourselves after a while. Whether it’s daily obligation, lack of will, laziness or anything else, our New Year’s resolutions seem to become more and more tenuous with each passing year. When you make recovery your New Year’s resolution, however, it’s not easy to walk away and say you’ll try harder next year.
Whether you’re looking to enter treatment for the first time or looking to strengthen your commitment to your current recovery, it’s important to relapse that both addiction and relapse are time-sensitive that won’t survive the casual brush-off or an empty promise to take it more seriously in the future. Once you choose to make recovery your New Year’s resolution, there are a series of things you can do to make your promise to yourself stick. If you’re feeling vulnerable to relapse, you can double attendance at meetings and therapy sessions; if you’re seeking treatment for the first time, ask a loved one for help.
There are some New Year’s resolutions many of us can, and ultimately will, consistently break: the diet we’ll never keep, the attic we’ll never clean, the book we’ll never write, etc. But if you make recovery your New Year’s resolution, it’s a life-or-death proposition that will end up resolving itself one way or the other. Recovery Unplugged Texas wishes everyone a safe, happy and sober New Year. If you or someone you care about is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, we’re ready to help you get the help you need. Don’t spend another year suffering and losing the fight against addiction.