Changes to Expect in the First 60 Days of Sobriety

The first 60 days of sobriety will be very challenging. Addiction affects all aspects of a person’s life. The brain becomes physically and psychologically dependent on drugs and alcohol. In treatment, you will learn how to make lifestyle changes to cope.
The brain needs to be re-trained to function normally without drugs or alcohol. In treatment, there are opportunities to learn from others’ experiences, reflect on you, and receive guidance and direction from therapists and counselors. Every one’s situation and treatment is different and depends on the duration of substance abuse, the potency of the drugs or alcohol, genetic disposition, and mental health. Sometimes people need more than 60 days to notice any changes in their journey to recovery.
When you apply the strategies discussed in treatment, there might be some noticeable changes in the first 60 days of sobriety. Addiction destroys relationships with loved ones. During recovery, your family and friends also need time to heal. Rebuilding relationships with loved ones requires trust and respect. Abiding by boundaries set by loved ones will help restore trust issues. How you see yourself substance-free allows you to sustain relationships that are more meaningful.
Staying active with healthy activities helps you in recovery. With a clear mind, you can focus on yourself and explore healthy interests and activities. Going out with sober friends and family can be fun. Laughter can help promote mental and emotional health while living substance-free. New sober friendships can form through AA/NAR-ANON meetings or group therapy sessions.
Stay positive, have sober family and friends encourage and support you, and do not give up. During this time, you will gradually see your life change. Apply the techniques you learned in treatment to avoid relapse. A sober life will feel refreshing and gets even better as time goes on.
Addiction is complex, but treatable. If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction, get help now. Do not wait another day to enjoy a life of sobriety. Take your first step toward a substance-free lifestyle and get help today.

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