Substance abuse disorders and addiction can be quick to make your life unrecognizable. When struggling with addiction, your priorities aren’t often your own. The only thing that becomes important is obtaining drugs and alcohol. The importance of things like hygiene, mental health, school, work, and family fades into the background, while your need to not be sober takes over. When you begin to get help, and even when you improve, it can be easy to get caught up in daily life routines. Remember, taking care of yourself is a priority, not an option; this is the importance of self-care. However, as easy as it sounds, most people you know fumble to find healthy ways to care for themselves and cope.
Here at Symetria Recovery, we deeply care about our patients’ need for self-care and mental health treatment. We offer non-judgmental, caring help, and we can always be contacted at 855.282.4819. Here are a few quick self-care tips for teaching patients the importance of self-care.
What Is Self-Care?
You may have heard the phrase being used more and more of late, ‘self-care.’ While it has grown in popularity, self-care isn’t something new or really anything that is out of the ordinary. It is simply the term used to describe taking action to preserve or improve your own health and wellbeing, both physical and mental. The importance of self-care can’t be stressed enough, especially when someone is in recovery. Thus, here are some self-care tips to get you started:
- Self-care isn’t selfish: Taking care of oneself can often be viewed as a selfish act, when in fact, it’s necessary to live.
- Learning to love yourself: Learning to love yourself is one of the most challenging but rewarding things you can do.
- Being patient with yourself: Treat yourself like you would a friend who is struggling. Compassion and love for oneself are key to staying sober.
- Finding balance in your life: When you first begin getting sober, it can be really easy to focus all your attention on one thing. Working out a healthy balance between school, work, social meetings, and recovery activities can feel like a lot, but it is possible. If you focus too much on one thing, you’ll quickly find yourself feeling overwhelmed, which, as you might guess, could lead to relapse quite quickly.
- Connecting with others in recovery: Addiction and substance abuse thrive in isolation. To carefully not slip into a relapse, it can be essential to reach out to someone who can help. This can be a group that builds you up or with an accountability buddy.
Self-Care at Symetria Recovery
At Symetria Recovery, be rest assured that we have your best interests at heart. A sober quality of life is what you deserve. Symetria Recovery treats opiate and other substance abuse addictions. Our main focus is your quality of life, and you will feel better in as little as one visit. We offer a unique approach known as “the Symetria Method” that focuses on helping achieve four distinct goals:
- Reducing cravings and withdrawal
- Building positive coping and growth skills
- Preventing relapse
- Supporting a lifestyle of recovery
We have many therapies and programs to address your needs.
Let’s Take the Next Steps Together at Symetria Recovery
Here at Symetria Recovery, we know that the first but most difficult step is the first one to reach out. That’s why we offer help, and quickly. Get started today to take control of the life you deserve to be living. Addiction is a disease, and we treat it like one. You will be taken seriously in a non-judgmental, no-guilt, no-shame environment. No stigma attached.
You are a human being and will be treated like one. We want you to come out of our program feeling respected and dignified, to be living a life you’re proud to be living, no more dredging along. The best part is that you don’t have to uproot your whole life to get help. We offer addiction treatment services on a variety of levels, such as:
- Continuing care
- Men’s rehab program
- Women’s rehab program
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Outpatient treatment
- Relapse prevention
Please contact us today at 855.282.4819, and we hope these self-care tips were useful.