Early recovery can feel like a rollercoaster at times. From going through potential withdrawal symptoms during your detoxification to experiencing emotions again after years of feeling numb, the challenges of early recovery can be overwhelming. Despite the ups and downs, you may go through in the beginning, it’s important to remind yourself that it will get better. Recovery is possible, and stability can be achieved with proper treatment. Experiencing peace of mind, body, and spirit is a feeling like no other, especially after spending so much time in survival mode during active addiction. A change like this is not easy, but it is always worth it. If you’re ready to seek stability, here is a guide to help you better understand the process.
What is Stability?
Stability is defined as the ability to be steadfast, consistent, and stand firm in a position. While this may seem like an abstract concept, it has practical application in recovery. When you look at your life in active addiction, chances are that circumstances were very unpredictable. Maybe you didn’t know when you would get your next meal, or if you would be able to afford to maintain a roof over your head. Perhaps one of the main reasons you are seeking recovery is due to an innate need for some sort of consistency and safety in your life. However, it’s important to have a realistic understanding of what to expect in early recovery to ensure you don’t give up before you truly start. Stability is possible, however, it takes time and requires a commitment to consistent recovery actions.
How to Achieve Stability
Consider the image of a demolition ball being dropped. The first few swings are the largest, causing the most destruction. Early sobriety is like this. You have to show up for many new and uncomfortable experiences, raw and devoid of any real coping mechanisms. It can feel volatile and chaotic. However, you keep swinging back and forth each day, showing up for your sobriety and taking the suggested action. Slowly but surely, the swinging evens out and you begin to feel balanced. The frequency, intensity, and duration of emotional episodes and unmanageability decreases over time, so long as you stay willing to engage in your treatment program.
At Avalon Malibu, we can help you achieve stability by working closely with you to support you during the early stages of your recovery. In the beginning, you’ll be able to speak with an experienced professional on our team to create a treatment plan that is specific to you and your needs. We offer inpatient and outpatient services that utilize a combination of healing modalities for optimum wellbeing and recovery.
Avalon Malibu’s healing modalities include:
- Support groups
- Massage therapy
- Art therapy
- Drama therapy
- Music therapy
- Experiential therapy
- And more
As you continue to work hard in your recovery, you’ll find that reaching stability is one of those defining moments of healing and restoration. It takes dedication, but it is possible and you’re hard work will pay off. If you’re finally ready to experience true stability in your life and want some support on your journey, reach out to a professional from Avalon Malibu today at 844-857-5992.