Bay Area and Sacramento Outpatient Rehab 2021
Making a New Start on a Better Year!
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Motivational Tips and Helpful Info
• Looking Forward to a Better 2021 • Positive New Starts in 2021
• First Step to Positive Change: Have a Vision
• Short Motivational Video: Arnold Schwarzenegger
• ‘Rules’ for Success • 10 Sobriety Planning Tips for 2021 • Getting Sober Curious
• Mindfulness Addiction Recovery and Relapse Prevention • Alcohol Sales Increase in 2020
• Detox – The First Step in Addiction Recovery • Is Quitting on Your Own Harmful?
• Outpatient Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Northern California
Looking Forward to a Better 2021
In 2021 – we can learn to better handle stress, relax and enjoy life – sober.
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Positive New Starts in 2021
First, make a list. And to make lists more visually interesting – create a vision board.
Yes, we know it sounds trite. But it works! There is something about the physical action of creating a list or vision board that resonates with a deeper awareness. Even this small act of creation – and moving beyond inertia – is taking the first step for a new start for 2021.
First Step to Positive Change: Have a Vision
As a young athlete, Schwarzenegger swore by the power of visualization to reach his bodybuilding goals.
“If you don’t have a vision or goal of where you’re going –
you drift around and never end up anywhere.”
“I had this fixed idea of growing a body like Reg Park’s. The model was there in my mind; I only had to grow enough to fill it,” he explained. “The more I focused in on this image and worked and grew, the more I saw it was real and possible for me to be like him.”
Later, when he transitioned to careers in acting and politics, Schwarzenegger said he employed similar mental tricks: “It’s the same process I used in bodybuilding: What you do is create a vision of who you want to be – and then live that picture as if it were already true.”
‘Rules’ for Success
Rule #1: Have a Vision.
Rule #2: Do Not Listen to the Nay-Sayers.
Rule #3: Everything always seems impossible – until someone does it.
Rule #4: Work hard and ‘stay hungry’ for reaching your goals.
Rule #5: Successful individuals fail – and they get back up and keep going.
10 Sobriety Planning Tips for 2021
- Make a firm determination and resolve to remain Sober.
- Have Strategies and a Plan for Relapse Prevention in Place; know potential obstacles.
- Use Mindfulness to stay in the present moment.
- Attend support group meetings.
- If family gatherings are too stressful – attend support group meetings and/or spend time with supportive friends.
- Remember self care: Check H.A.L.T. – Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired.
- Mindfully acknowledge and work with emotions – do not ‘bury’ unpleasant emotions.
- Allow yourself to have Real Fun – Sober. Create new sober traditions. Encourage friends and family to be ‘sober curious‘.
- Give Thanks: Implement Gratitude as an Attitude whenever possible.
- Sobriety is the Priority. (And have a back-up plan in place).
Getting Sober Curious
This New Year’s Eve – get Sober Curious.
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Sober Curious: The Blissful Sleep, Greater Focus, Limitless Presence, and Deep Connection Awaiting Us All on the Other Side of Alcohol
“How different would our lives be if we stopped drinking on autopilot? If we stopped drinking altogether? Really different, it turns out. Really better. Frank, funny, and always judgment free, Sober Curious is a bold guide to choosing to live hangover-free, from Ruby Warrington, one of the leading voices of the new sobriety movement.”
Alcohol Sales Increase in 2020
Increased alcohol consumption is known to increase depression.
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• Online Alcohol Sales Surge Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
• Increased drinking can make people even more vulnerable to respiratory diseases.
• If an alcohol or substance use problem has developed – reach out for help.
• Residential and Outpatient Rehabs Northern California
• Sacramento Area Outpatient PHP and IOP Programs (Fair Oaks)
• Telehealth Virtual IOP for California Residents
Mindfulness Addiction Recovery and Relapse Prevention
Just 11 minutes of mindfulness training may help heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, according to new research in the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology.
Mindfulness involves learning to focus on the present moment.
Mindfulness guides practitioners to observe and acknowledge cravings without acting on them. And gives individuals the space to respond with compassion and the firm intention to remain sober.
With mindfulness training – addictive cravings and reactions are not destiny. With mindfulness, habitual impulses and trigger reactions are noticed and acknowledged – but there is no follow through with action. Holistic addiction recovery centers have incorporated mindfulness training into rehab and relapse prevention.
Detox – The First Step in Addiction Recovery
You (or your friend or loved one) have resolved to stop using drugs or alcohol. Congratulations! This is the first step to regaining sobriety and the importance cannot be underestimated.
Now, detox from the addictive substance/s must occur. Recovery support begins with detox from drugs and alcohol.
The right detox program helps individuals through physical withdrawal symptoms and provides the medical assistance needed during this rough time.
Is Quitting on Your Own Harmful?
Depending on the individual’s history of abuse and medical and physical conditions – the severity of detox effects will differ.
However, the risks of detox for all serious drug and alcohol users can be dangerous. Detox should never be attempted alone. A sudden stop of drug and alcohol use can lead to seizures, heart attacks and strokes. In severe cases, unsupervised detox can even cause death.
A safe and comfortable detox gives patients the confidence needed to face their addiction issues – and begin addiction treatment.
Treatment needs to be readily available. Because drug-addicted individuals may be uncertain about entering treatment, taking advantage of available services the moment people are ready for treatment is critical. Potential patients can be lost if treatment is not immediately available or readily accessible. As with other chronic diseases, the earlier treatment is offered in the disease process, the greater the likelihood of positive outcomes. Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition)
It is good to enter detox and remove harmful substances. But if after detox the individual immediately returns to substance or alcohol abuse – then detox was only a temporary solution to address the physical discomfort from an ongoing addiction.
Medical detox is one of the first steps in our continuum of care at New Start Recovery Solutions.
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