Incorporate a recovery coach into your plan for recovery. Recovery coaching will help you stay committed to meet to connect with sober support, the recovery community, and fulfill obligations to yourself and your loved ones.
Utilize your recovery coach this holiday season. Here are several topics and plans you should make to ensure sober holiday celebrations and joy in early recovery.
In early recovery connecting with spirituality is vital. Some find it difficult to distinguish between spirituality and religion. It is said that recovery is a spiritual program for many reasons. Keep reading for the top three.
Your hero’s journey is epic. In recovery it is blessed with help and support of others. Start practicing Gratitude daily, show your appreciation to the new connections and healthy relationships you’ve forged in sober living.
Healthy relationships forged in sober living homes help you to live following your belief and value system and to form new virtues. 3 virtues found within the serenity prayer when you aspire to obtain in your life can and will create a feeling of happiness and calm, as you progress along your personal path in recovery.
Do you deny or excuse your excessive drinking?
Denial is when you refuse to accept a harsh reality as truth.
At first, denial in high functioning professionals isn’t recognizable. You are able to explain away your alcohol or drug abuse to your family, loved ones, colleagues, and yourself. As you continue to abuse alcohol, the different types of denial become more natural to recognize and more destructive.
High functioning executive stress is a known cause of cravings for alcohol. Learning to manage your cravings before it controls you, takes practice, but it is not impossible. Do cravings for alcohol cause fear and uncertainty throughout your busy workday? It’s a known fact that stressful situations create the obsession to drink in those who suffer from substance use disorders. Learn to control your cravings.
As an executive, your daily routine has stressful situations lurking
Do you think you are drinking too frequently or having more drinks than intended? Learn how to spot early warning signs of an alcohol use disorder in high functioning executives.