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You don’t recover from an addiction by stopping using. You recover by creating a new life where it is easier to not use. If you do not create a new life for yourself, then all the factors that led you to your addiction will eventually catch up with you again.
You don’t have to change everything in your life. But there are a few things and behaviors that have been getting you into trouble and they will continue to get you into trouble until you let them go. The more you try to hold onto your old life, the less successful you will be.
Some important common things that people need to change in order to achieve recovery are high risk situations. Knowing yourself well enough to identify loneliness, tiredness, hungry, anger, is key in maintaining sobriety. We help you be proactive and provide the tools and skills you will need with a focus on relapse prevention through cognitive and behavioral techniques.
Recovery is an opportunity to change your life. Changing your life is what makes recovery both difficult and rewarding. Recovery is difficult because you have to change your life, and all change is difficult. Recovery is also rewarding because you get the chance to change your life.
At the Hellenic Therapy Center we offer “Recovery Support Groups”. Our groups are limited to 10 participants. In these groups we teach self empowerment and self reliance. Meetings are confidential, educational, supportive and include open discussions. Call us at 908-322-0112 for further information on date and times.
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