Creating sober goals is something most people will work on during their addiction recovery. This is a process that allows you to explore the opportunities available to you for building a new life after you’ve entered recovery. Maintaining sobriety is always the big goal, but there are smaller things you can plan for and incorporate into your life to ensure you’re living the healthiest possible recovery. Our team at Recovery Bay Center is here to help you with therapies to support you.
What Sober Goals Do You Have?
When it comes to maintaining sobriety, it is a very personal decision and process. It’s up to you to create a new life for yourself based on what you need and want to experience. Yet, it is possible to create some sober goals with your therapist to get you from where you are now to where you want to be. Here are some sober goals to consider.
One of the most important investments you can make in your future is maintaining your therapy. Even when you leave treatment in our residential program, you’ll also need to keep working on healing afterward. You can do this through a number of methods, including:
- Ongoing outpatient therapy
- Aftercare programs
- 12 step programs in your community
- Working with your mentor
- Reaching out for help from friends and family
Having someone to turn to is important. Make it your goal to always have someone to call and, most importantly, to reach out to someone often when things are going well or going poorly.
Work on Your Health and Fitness
It’s also important to create sober goals surrounding your health. You are likely to learn more about these needs specific to your situation. You may need goals to help encourage you to eat nutritious food to help encourage your body to heal. Most people need to invest in exercise and getting good sleep as well. Work to establish sober goals that incorporate this. For example, you may want to promise to get 20 minutes of exercise each day.
It is also important to consider sober goals related to relationships and the struggles you may have. For example, maintaining sobriety is your goal. That may mean walking away from some relationships that are no longer repairable or those that are just too negative for you. You may want to work on being a better friend or reaching out to more people when you need help.
Sober Goals Can Foster Much More
What else do you want to do when you reach sobriety? For example, you may want to work on a career that is important to you. You may want to go back to school. For some people, it may be to be a better father or mother. Outline very specific things for yourself that you want to achieve.
Finding the Support You Need to Continuing Maintaining Sobriety
You do not have to go through this process on your own. Our team is here to support you every step of the way. We provide resources and tools to help you do that. We encourage you to learn more about what we can do to support you. Some of the services we offer that may do this include therapies such as:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Group therapy services
- Individual therapy services
Don’t Put Off Getting Help – Call Recovery Bay Center Today
While you make sober goals for the coming months and years, remember that you’re not alone in this process. Our team of dedicated professionals is here to help you with maintaining sobriety long term. You just need to reach out to Recovery Bay Center today to learn more about how we can help. Call 833.991.2955 or reach out to us online.