In order to take advantage of this service candidates must be able to abstain from substance use for at least two weeks prior to beginning. Candidates must also posess a sincere desire to participate in the process openly and honestly.
Abstinence from substance use is our end goal and underlying theme, however we will concentrate our efforts on improving every other aspect of our lives in order to facilitate long term sobriety.
If you are still struggling with achieving sobriety of any sustained length, this service is not yet a good fit for your. However, please reach out and I would love to help in any way I can.
We will examine three main areas of your life to help us set our first set of objectives. Our goal is not to make immediate wholesale changes and shake everything up. We are going to make small incremental improvements and ease into the process. The three initial areas of focus will be:
Health consists of three areas for our purposes: diet, exercise, and mental health. Again, we are not looking to implement a strict new diet or to begin an Olympic caliber training regiment. Neither are we aiming to become experts in transcendental meditation. Perhaps cutting back on sugar and getting out for a brisk walk three times a week is a reasonable starting point for some. As for mental health, it could be as simple as taking 5 minutes every morning to reflect on a few tings we are grateful for each day.
We are social animals and as such are hard-wired to need human connections. This is especially true when it comes to recovery. Personal relationships contribute to an environment of support and accountability. Regardless of your current situation, there is always room to develop new or strengthen current relationships. Developing a strong network of constructive people in your life is an absolute necessity.
Teaching yourself to learn new things and to be open to new experiences is another important part of this process. The best way to do this is to get out of your comfort zone and try new stuff. Learn something new or expand on an old interest or skill set. The more success you have learning new tricks, the easier it will be to implement larger changes.
Other Resources and Programs
This program works independently or in conjunction with any of the other services and resources available. Several reputable twelve step programs, outpatient programs and peer counselling services are widely available. As well as any recommended professional supervision: medical practitioners, therapist, councillors, psychiatrist etc.
Our work together is focused on reintegrating into society after substance abuse. To help you make the best of all opportunities in your life, ultimately allowing for the greatest chance at successful recovery. For many these other services will play a big role in the process.