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New Year Goals to Help in Recovery

Anyone who is struggling with drugs or alcohol knows that overcoming addiction is not just a case of making a resolution and sticking to it. The New Year is traditionally the time when we all tend to make some kind of lifestyle change in recognition of turning over a new page for the next 12 months. The majority of people make token resolutions such as giving up candy or joining a gym. However, it is not possible to be flippant about making the decision to quit something you’re addicted to.

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How to Prep for a New Year

Many people take the New Year as an opportunity to take a personal inventory and assess their lives to find how they can improve themselves going forward. For people in recovery, they have achieved a great deal and so taking a recovery inventory and acknowledging those successes is important.

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New Year, New You: Making the Change at New Year

Dependency can be reliance on a substance, activity or person where an individual treats something or someone as more important than themselves.

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Resolutions to Make in Preparation for the New Year

Shifting from the old year into the new gives us all the opportunity to take a retrospective look at our lives and make adjustments for a more positive future. This is especially important for recovering addicts who can benefit greatly from focusing more on what is to come, rather than dwelling on what has been. Making New Year resolutions is a great way to incorporate new, healthy behaviors into your life while eliminating the habits or attitudes that hold you back from a full life in sobriety.

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New Habits for the New Year for Successful Addiction Recovery

As with trying to lose weight, recovering from addiction can be a lot easier when you retrain yourself and acquire new habits to promote good health. It has been proven that if you adapt and change your behavior in your day-to-day regularly enough, new habits are formed that improve your health and more importantly, steer you away from addictive behavior patterns.