Strategy for Success
Everyone wants to have a quick and simple remedy for how to “make it” in recovery. Who wouldn’t desire an easy, painless solution to how to overcome the anxieties and doubts, the fears and guilt and shame that often trail along even after completion of a drug and/or alcohol treatment program?
Sorry to disappoint anyone who’s looking for a sure-fire plan to succeed in recovery. If there is one, it has yet to be discovered. But this does not mean that there aren’t proven effective solutions that have been thoroughly researched and evaluated in real-world conditions, tips that have helped many in early recovery find something to latch onto that can give them a sense of direction, some kind of meaning, and, most of all, hope.
Here, then,is lifeROCs. In a way, consider us an amalgamation of the best of what’s out there in the recovery community, as much of what is here reflects the advice and recommendations of experts in the field.
As always, it is important to remember that recovery is a uniquely personal experience, meaning every person will experience it in his or her own way. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to living well in sobriety, just as there is no one treatment approach that works for every type of addiction and every person learning how to overcome the disease.
Therefore, take what resonates with you here and put it to use in your own situation. Adapt, modify and tailor these general strategies to what works for you. If it doesn’t make sense, or you’ve already found something else that you feel is more appropriate, use your best judgment. After all, this is your life in sobriety. You want to maximize the upside and minimize the downside.