As you reach the end of the new year, it is the perfect time to make your list of sober goals. Setting goals for sober living is an individual process that depends on what stage of recovery you are currently in. Your goals at the beginning of your addiction treatment program will look different from your program completion goals.
As a rule, your goals need to challenge you in specific areas, but they also need to be realistic. You also need to know the difference between a goal and a wish. A goal is a definitive objective you want to meet with a game plan to get there. Your goals may have several mini-goals or benchmarks along the way. Your goals are also highly personal, based on your situation. So, don’t compare your goals to someone else’s.
5 Sober Goals for the New Year
1. Get Clean
If you want to end your addiction to drugs and alcohol, the new year is the perfect time to get started. A substance abuse treatment program offers a variety of options for you to reach your goals. You can choose from recovery services such as:
- Detox center
- Residential or outpatient programs
- Individual and group therapy
- Holistic therapy
- Aftercare programs
All addiction treatment programs are designed to promote lifelong recovery so that you can meet your goals.
2. Complete Rehab
Addiction recovery is about setting one goal at a time and then moving on to the next goal. Before you set game-changing goals that put you over the top, your primary goal needs to be to complete detox and rehab. Within your drug addiction treatment program are smaller goals that you will set over thirty to ninety days. So be patient and break down your big goals into smaller goals during rehab. Once you get out of rehab, you will have plenty of time to dream big.
3. Get Healthy
Leading a healthy lifestyle is the key to sober living. While you may not reach all your lifestyle goals, you can focus on one this year. There are several options that you can choose, such as:
- Improving sleep
- Setting a weekly schedule
- Learning to meditate
Whichever sober goals you choose, set realistic expectations, and, most importantly, have fun achieving your goals. Don’t let this turn into something stressful. Relax and enjoy improving your lifestyle across the board. Give yourself time, and don’t be in a rush.
4. Build a Sober Support Network
The most difficult stage in recovery is detox. The second most difficult stage is the transition from rehab back into daily life. You may have changed, yet the world has stayed the same. Adapting to the world sober can be difficult. So, it would help if you created a sober support network. This can include a sober living home, alumni program, support groups, or continuing your individual therapy program with your treatment specialist. Maintain your connection with your network over the next few months and, ultimately, the rest of your new life.
5. Learn a New Hobby
Now that your schedule is not filled with alcohol or substance abuse, you have plenty of time to engage in activities that you’ve always wanted to try. You may even meet new people that you could add to your sober support network.
Achieve Your New Year Sober Goals at Blueprint Recovery Center
At Blueprint Recovery Center, meeting your sober goals is possible. Our treatment professionals can help you overcome your addiction so that you can live a life free of alcohol or drugs. To find out more about your treatment options, either call Blueprint Recovery Center at 833.654.1004 or complete our secure online form. You can discuss your addiction, get answers to your questions, and explore your treatment options. We are here to help you get on the road to recovery.