Saturday, October 21, 2006

Women Recovering From Drug And Alcohol Addiction Part 2

Woman in recovery are learning to do everything all over again, experiencing life from a new perspective.

Often times just acknowledging this simple fact helps make the transition into recovery a little more comfortable.

The early weeks of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction can be some of the most important.

Not every woman entering into recovery from addiction is going to have supportive people surrounding her.

Sometimes the woman is the first to seek treatment and her husband, boyfriend or other family members may still be in the grip of addiction.

Having support from other sources is beneficial if that is the case.

Friends or outside family members can offer support but if the woman is still struggling, a network of people in recovery can often provide good advice as how to handle getting clean and sober, even if you are the only one choosing to do so.

Twelve step programs have been beneficial in lending support for all recovering people.

If on the other hand you are a woman who is receiving support from loved ones, dont be afraid to reach out and ask for help.

They are often happy to help once they see you are firm in your commitment to recovery.

The enemies of newly recovering people are; hungry, angry, lonely, and tired, otherwise know as H.




By keeping a close eye on yourself as you move through the day to make sure none of these elements are getting out of hand you will make those early weeks and indeed your whole recovery a lot easier.

Addiction is often a secret that the addicted woman has been carrying around for a long, long time.

Talking about feelings as they come up with people who understand wipes out a lot of loneliness and helps diffuse anger.

In early recovery from addiction these two feelings are often magnified and can cause the newly recovering woman to want to use again, if only to gain some relief from the feelings of discomfort.

Woman in early recovery from addiction often try to make up for everything they think they have cheated their loved ones out of.

This can be a deadly mistake.

One of the best early recovery tools is balance, in all things.

A whole new way of life is being attempted and while it doesnt come easily it definitely does come to many women who doggedly pursue it.

It takes a lot of courage for a woman to attempt recovery from addiction.

Maureen has worked with people recovering from addiction for over six years.

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