Admitting you have a problem with drugs or alcohol is the first step to recovery and takes a lot of courage and strength. While accepting your addiction to drugs or alcohol can be difficult, acknowledgment is imperative in the recovery process. Recovery takes dedication and the right mindset to be successful. It requires that you are willing to make changes in your life. Try to remain positive and know that it will take time, patience, and hard work for recovery.

Every day can be a struggle. Get support from sober family and friends who can help you to remain positive. Sometimes, people who have an addiction will develop low self-esteem and feel they are not worthy of the help they need. When you have days that are challenging, positive support goes a long way.

Keep in mind, whatever treatment option you are using will not help you on its own. There has to be a willingness to change your way of thinking. Recovery requires a new way of thinking, behaving, and interacting with others and is a lifelong effort.

Talking to other people in recovery or therapists can be very beneficial. They can offer suggestions and encouragement from experience and you will learn a lot by listening. Sharing your personal story with other people might be very difficult, but you soon will realize you are not alone. People can also learn from the experience you share with them, which will help them with their own recovery.

Does rehab really work? Yes, but you need to have a willingness to change, a commitment to follow through with treatment, a positive attitude, and healthy support from sober family and friends. Encouragement from others will help you because sometimes you will feel very discouraged. Although a treatment program will end, recovery will not and relapse is possible at any time.

Do not give up. Stick to your plan and know that you are worthy of living a substance-free life. There are many challenges to overcome in the recovery process, but there is hope. Make the effort to change because you will get out of recovery what you put into recovery.    


We know how important the right treatment is for you. That is why at The Springboard Center, we are providing the best possible treatment programs for recovery from addiction and alcoholism. Serving the Permian Basin, our treatment center offers the comforts of home while providing quality clinical care. Call us today for more information: (432) 620-0255