TOP 10: Errors Made in Early Recovery

Early Recovery. Probably the most sensitive time period in someone's transition from addiction to healthy living.

Keeping the fragility of this time frame in mind, we decided to shed some light on the Top 10 errors a person may make to accidentally sabotage the recovery process.

Our goal in this week’s Facebook Live with Dr. Leddi Fraser, Dr. Jeffrey Huttman, and Blake Cohen  was to describe our “Top 10” Errors or Mistakes People Make in Early Recovery. We are providing this information, not to attack those that perform these behaviors, but to enlighten those that may make these mistakes in the future! It is always said that you want to follow in the footsteps of those that were successful before you. The hope here is that we can help you avoid some of the traps and mistakes many people make that prevent them from becoming successful in their recovery in the first place.

Some of the highlights this week were:

  • Coupling (#1)

  • AKA the Rehab Romance. This is when you find someone who is also in early recovery and become romantically involved with them. This creates issues with avoidance and can often serve as more of a distraction than anything else.

  • Rushing to Get Back to Work (#3)

  • Often, people use substances to cope with the stressors of every day life. Substance abuse becomes a coping mechanism/ habit. Don't go back to those stressors until you have developed new, healthier coping mechanisms.

  • Cutting Off Family Support (#5)

  • We have seen those that include family and close friends in their recovery process to have a much better prognosis than those that try to do it on their own.

  • Flying Under the Radar (#9)

  • Recovery takes effort. It is important to recognize that you don't want to coast your way through treatment while putting in very little work. Take the suggestions for change from your therapist, complete all homework assignments, and speak your mind in group. That could make the difference between life and death.

Watch the Full Video here and Check our Facebook Page Every Wednesday for a New “Top 10” Live Feed where we discuss all things Addiction, Treatment, Laws, and Family.

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