Starting Over After Addiction

Making the commitment to get treatment for addiction is a huge step in the recovery process. It can be very difficult to acknowledge you have a problem with drugs and alcohol. The stigma surrounding addiction makes it hard to ask for help. Starting over after addiction can seem overwhelming, but there is hope in recovery.

Give yourself time to heal after addiction. Drugs and alcohol hijack the brain causing it to change physically and physiologically. The brain becomes dependent on the drugs and alcohol. Over time, the brain craves more drugs and alcohol to achieve the same pleasurable effect as experienced the first time.

In recovery, your brain needs to be re-trained how to operate without the control of drugs or alcohol. When you end drug or alcohol use, your brain is still dependent on them. This can cause painful withdrawals but can be managed through a medically supervised detox process.

Starting over after addiction means leaving your old lifestyle behind. Being around people associated with your drug or alcohol use can make staying sober more difficult. In a new sober lifestyle, continue to go to group meetings where you can meet other sober people and possibly form new relationships. In group meetings, you can meet new people to call on if you are going through challenges during recovery. Sharing your experience with others is a comforting reminder that you are not alone.

Treatment offers holistic therapy for the mind, body, and spirit. Mindfulness promotes your awareness of yourself and your surroundings. A clear mind will allow you to focus on the present, and discover your interests, hobbies, and talent. Keeping your body healthy with good nutrition and exercise will repair your physical and mental health. Healing for the spirit will help you feel better and restore your confidence.

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, get help today. Addiction is lonely and isolating, but you are not alone. Find happiness and restored health in a new, sober lifestyle. Do not wait another day to get help.

Welcome to Corner Canyon, a residential adult treatment center in beautiful Utah where the individual needs of every client are met with a unique treatment program created to fit them specifically. Our warm and comforting home invites those of all genders, nationalities, religions, sexual orientations, and more who seek to heal as well as transform their lives from mental health and addiction issues. Call us today for information on our programs of care: 866-399-3469

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Liz Lund, MPA

Liz is originally from lush green Washington State. She is a life enthusiast and a huge fan of people. Liz has always loved learning why people are the way they are. She moved to UT in 2013 and completed her bachelors degree in Psychology in 2016. After college Liz worked at a residential treatment center and found that she was not only passionate about people, but also administration. Liz is recently finished her MPA in April 2022. Liz loves serving people and is excited and looking forward to learning about; and from our clients here at Corner Canyon.
When Liz is not busy working she love being outdoors, eating ice cream, taking naps, and spending time with her precious baby girl and sweet husband.