The New Year Calls for a New Approach to Recovery With At-Home Rehab
The dawn of a new year can inspire feelings of hope and a desire for change. We’re setting our sights on new beginnings and making resolutions that will help us become healthier, happier versions of ourselves. But if struggles with addiction are dimming that outlookfor you or someone you care about, today’s the day to take the first step toward recovery.
From sober companions to at-home rehab, read on to find out more about how you can make 2023 your best year yet by taking a new approach to your recovery journey.
Identifying Addiction in the New Year
If you or someone you care about is struggling with issues related to addiction, here are some signs that now is the time to do something about it:
- You spent 2022 trying to stay sober but couldn’t.
- You didn’t reach your full potential in 2022 because of addiction issues.
- You don’t want to commit to goals in 2023 because of drinking or substance use.
- Your excitement for the new year is dimmed by a history of addiction.
If you answered yes to any of the above, now’s the time to take the first step to recovery. If you want to start building a better future, a new approach to solving addiction issues could be the change you need.
What Would a New Approach to Recovery Look Like?
It’s easy to talk about trying something different, but when it comes to putting a plan in action, many people find they aren’t sure where to start—that’s where we can share some insight!
When someone starts working on their issues with addiction, they generally hope for a “quick-fix” solution with the goal of getting from point A (addiction) to point B (sobriety) as quickly as possible. While this is a good goal, it’s critical to realize that there are no “one-size-fits-all” solutions to addiction. If addiction were an easy problem to solve, nobody would struggle with it, and a quick-fix solution might be possible. Unfortunately, it doesn’t exist.
Ultimately, the first step to taking a new approach to addiction is realizing that finding the right solution for you or someone you care about takes time and experimentation more often than not. What might look like a failure in the short term can become a crucial milestone in the long run, and the only wrong approach to addiction recovery is doing nothing at all.
Moving forward can require embracing new ideas and being open to experimentation is essential. Additionally, it’s okay if you don’t have all the answers. You don’t need to know where you’ll be a month from now or a year from now to stay sober today, and you can’t put a fixed timeline of recovery since each day comes with a unique set of challenges.
To better understand what a new approach to addiction treatment might look like, it can help to compare it to troubleshooting Wi-Fi:
How Is Addiction Recovery Like Wi-Fi?
Think about the last time your Wi-Fi went out. Did you immediately jump to the conclusion that there was a service outage, weather anomaly, or loose cable that caused it? Probably not because you didn’t yet have enough information to identify the root of the issue. You held off on forming a conclusion until you had an opportunity to troubleshoot. Instead of assuming the issue is tied to one problem or another, you investigate and try different things. You might restart your computer to see if that fixes it. From there, you may check for updates, reconnect cables, or check the provider’s website for an outage update.
Similarly, when someone is trying to solve the problem of addiction, they have to be willing to troubleshoot before they identify the optimal solution. If one thing doesn’t work the way you hoped, you may have to be willing to step back and look at the bigger picture to understand why it didn’t work and which alternatives might be worth exploring next.
Have You Considered a Sobriety Coach?
When people think about addiction treatment options for drugs and alcohol, many assume the options are limited to rehab programs, clinical therapy, and group support. As a result, an option people that many may have overlooked in the past is the role a sober companion can play on the road to recovery.
What’s the role of a sober companion?
What Difference Can At-Home Rehab Make?
Many people assume rehab programs can only happen in rehab centers where dozens of people may be enrolled in a 30, 60, or 90 day treatment program. Plenty of people who have sought help for addiction in the past may have even tried this approach and struggled to stay sober when treatment ended. When someone does that enough, it doesn’t take long for them to fall into the trap of assuming they’re at fault for their setbacks. If it works for others, I must be the problem goes their thinking, and they may give up rehab altogether.
That’s when the option of at-home rehab can provide a breath of fresh air in the addiction recovery space. At-home rehab from ALYST offers the flexibility to integrate:
- The same clinical therapy resources you’d find in residential treatment centers
- 24/7 peer-to-peer oversight with the support of a sober companion (learn why we call them CRAs)
- Fully customizable treatment and recovery timelines
- One-on-one life coaching sessions
- Nutritional and dietary meal planning services
- Case management and aftercare
- Lifestyle improvement activities like yoga, massage, and fitness
- Brain optimization techniques like brain scans and neurofeedback
Our team can integrate all of these services and more into your treatment and recovery plan, all from the comfort and privacy of home for a 100% confidential, concierge experience that’s tailored to your needs at every step of the way.
Are You a Good Fit for Concierge Treatment?
The team at ALYST is committed to helping those struggling with addiction recover in the new year. If 2023 is the year for you or someone you care about to explore whether concierge addiction treatment can make your recovery goals a reality, find out who makes a good fit and take the first step by calling the team at ALYST for a private, one-on-one consultation.