Unfortunately i relapsed after 6 days…I’m so mad at myself…but starting tomorrow I’m going back on my Suboxone and back to sobriety…my life had started to go good, relationships we’re better etc…I just got hold to some money and used it on that but how I know I’m done with addiction is I didn’t feel any high off of them which let’s me know I don’t need them at all…starting tomorrow it’s officially going to be come my past…anybody have advice about going thru beating addiction after the first relapse? Any ideas?? Help
Well, I can’t remember my first relapse but I can give you overall advice on my about a dozen of them lol. It sounds to typical, but it’s literally one day at a time. Fill your time and take it one day at a time. Check in and read this app often or make it to a meeting. It’s easier said than done but don’t put yourself in a situation to be able to use. Find a hobby and just say I won’t use today. Worry about tomorrow, tomorrow.
My dad use to smoke and he had long quit by the time I started in high school. In my early twenties he would try to get me to quit. He would say when he was quitting that each day if he got the urge he would say to himself, “I’m not going to smoke today but maybe I will tomorrow.” So the next day if he had the urge again he would do the same thing. I try to remember that now as I struggle with drinking. Hey I don’t smoke anymore though.
Go to lots of meetings, say lots of prayers, and keep yourself busy with productive things. The times that are easiest for me is when I’m too busy with positive things to relapse. I also like to envision myself as being successful–both long term and short term. When a craving hits, I envision myself as being too strong to give in, and then I get my mind off it. For my long term vision, I picture the person I will be and how being clean will affect my life.
I won’t say I haven’t had my share of relapses. Recovery is more about getting up again after you fall than an instant change. But every time you get up again, you can be more determined than before until at last relapses are behind you forever.
I believe in you.
Thank you!!! I’m starting again today…haven’t had anything since yesterday and trying to keep it that way…the mental part of it is so bad…but I’m fighting thru it…have a appointment tomorrow for the Suboxone again and praying this time I do not slip up…I’m praying hard that God help me.thru this because I know my life will be so much better…thanks for all you guys support…