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Finding Resilience on Your Path to Recovery

Finding Resilience on Your Path to Recovery

Finding resilience and building healthy coping skills are essential steps in healing from substance use disorder (SUD). Resilience is known to help people recover from alcohol use disorder (AUD) and other addictive behaviors. According to Alcohol Research Current Reviews, “As related to alcohol dependence, improving resilience would influence cognitive and emotional control in the face of stress, resulting in the ability to weather cravings without using alcohol, mindfulness to be aware of impulsive behavior and potentially avoid impulsive behaviors associated with alcohol use, and the development of prosocial behavior and interpersonal relations that could serve to support the individual in the face of stress.” Clinicians at New Creation Recovery can help you build resilience and prepare for long-term recovery. 

What Is Resilience?

According to the Bureau of Public Affairs, “Resilience refers to the ability to successfully adapt to stressors, maintaining psychological well-being in the face of adversity.” People with resilience have an easier time “bouncing back” after they experience a stressor or emotionally distressing situation. Individuals who more easily overcome adversity have less risk of relapse and may experience less severe symptoms related to SUD. You can learn to be more resilient by gaining essential life skills and practicing healthy coping techniques.

Resilience is a valuable trait you can improve by doing the following: 

  • Practicing self-care and showing yourself kindness 
  • Creating realistic and achievable goals
  • Spending time in nature and other nurturing environments
  • Prioritizing physical health by getting quality sleep, staying active, and eating balanced meals 
  • Creating a solid support system during and after treatment
  • Using mindfulness, meditation, and other techniques to increase positivity 

New Creation Recovery offers drug addiction treatment programs tailored to the unique needs of each client. Clinicians guide clients through developing traits like resilience and emotion regulation to help them manage the symptoms and side effects of SUD. The care team helps clients establish routines to improve their physical, emotional, or spiritual well-being. Improving overall health and emotional stability will make it easier for you to build resilience. 

How Does Finding Resilience Impact Treatment for Substance Abuse?

New Creation Recovery uses personalized treatment plans to ensure clients can access essential services and therapeutic techniques designed to address their unique needs. Resilience allows you to take advantage of these vital tools by ensuring you feel confident in managing your condition. Treatment builds resilience, and resilience improves the effectiveness of treatment. The positive cycle helps many people feel more in control and stable during early recovery.

Building resilience impacts treatment for substance abuse by doing the following: 

  • Reducing the risk of relapse 
  • Improving the effectiveness of treatments 
  • Lowering barriers to long-term sobriety 

Increasing positivity also has a significant impact on treatment and recovery from substance abuse. According to the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, “The capacity to harness positive emotion in daily life may be a key ingredient to resilience, helping individuals to persevere in the face of challenge, speeding recovery from transient life difficulties, and sustaining quality of life in the face of more chronic stressors.” Chronic substance abuse impacts how you think and the way your body responds to stress. Resilience can help you overcome those challenges to build the foundation for a healthier future. 

Finding Resilience and Thriving in Recovery

Rehabilitation is not about “surviving” or “curing” substance use disorder. Instead, treatment programs are meant to help you heal, grow, and thrive. Resilience reduces stress responses and improves self-efficacy, allowing you to more easily achieve a future where you thrive and experience a better quality of life. The positive effects of resilience strengthen families and can make you feel more comfortable seeking help during difficult moments in recovery. 

Thriving after SUD requires motivation and a willingness to actively engage in treatment. Treatment programs provide the resources and information you need to remain motivated and move forward in your recovery. 

How Does New Creation Recovery Help Clients Build Resilience?

New Creation Recovery is a Christian rehab center dedicated to providing compassionate and empathetic care to individuals experiencing addiction. The care team helps clients build resilience by establishing trust and providing personalized care. Everyone responds to treatment differently.  

A few ways you can build resilience during treatment at New Creation Recovery include: 

  • Developing healthy support systems  
  • Educating yourself on the realities of addiction, treatment, and long-term recovery
  • Setting achievable and realistic goals to boost confidence 
  • Communicating openly with the care team about needs, concerns, and preferences 

Mindfulness and self-awareness are important factors in building self-awareness. People with a deeper understanding of their motivations and a strong connection to the present often recover more quickly from stressors and unexpected challenges. 

Resilience and Success in Long-Term Recovery

New Creation Recovery offers Christian alcohol recovery programs and other services to individuals struggling with SUD. The treatment programs use evidence-based and alternative holistic therapies to help clients prepare for long-term recovery. Participating in treatment allows you to build resilience, develop essential skills, and become part of a supportive community, ensuring you have the resources and tools to maintain long-term sobriety. 

Resilience is a valuable trait in addiction recovery and reduces the risk of relapse by helping you overcome challenges more effectively. Individuals in treatment and continuing care often experience stressors and unexpected situations. Resilience allows you to acknowledge stressful, unexpected, or distressing circumstances without endangering your sobriety. Through therapy and positive social interactions, people develop other traits and learned skills, including honesty, open communication, and resilience. New Creation Recovery uses evidence-based and alternative holistic therapies to help clients learn new ways to manage their condition and connect with others. Positive social connections increase resilience and provide people with a supportive community. To learn more about our programs and services, call us today at (877) 868-5730.