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Finding Recovery in the New Year

What is the first step when someone is hoping for recovery in the New Year? We begin with NTR Brain RestorationWhat is the first step when someone is hoping for recovery in the New Year? Where does one begin looking for relief from drug or alcohol abuse? When working towards recovery in the New Year, it’s important to remember that one size doesn’t fit all. Different people need different types of recovery plans, which is why we customize a program specifically to the needs of each individual we work with. It’s also why we begin every recovery program with a nutrition-assisted detox that addresses the damage caused to the brain from chronic use and better prepares an individual for the necessary changes that promote recovery.

I recently wrote a guest blog for the website Substance Abuse Rehab called “Tackling Recovery: First Step, the Brain” about NTR Brain Restoration, our nutrition-assisted detox. In it, I discuss how the two biggest fears that individuals have when considering a drug or alcohol recovery program are “the anticipated physical experiences of agonizing withdrawal and uncontrollable cravings. These often stop an addict from completing their programs or even seeking help, despite the fact that they are desperate to be free of their addiction. Fortunately, recent advances in neuroscience and our furthered understanding of the neurobiology of addiction have greatly evolved the field of recovery. Innovative detox methods now mean that addicts can receive the safest care with the least amount of discomfort.” To continue reading this article, click over to SubstanceAbuseRehab.co.

Are you ready to take the first step towards recovery in the New Year? Here are some signs that you or your loved one might be ready for recovery in the New Year:

  • Significant changes in weight, health, and/or behavior (including personal hygiene)
  • Fights with family and friends
  • Withdrawal from family or social events
  • Lying about whereabouts
  • Trouble with the law
  • Denial of drug or alcohol use
  • Broken promises to get help

If you are serious about getting sober in the New Year, the best thing to do is speak with an addiction specialist who can help you determine the best course of action for you. If you are concerned about a loved one, consider meeting with an interventionist, who can guide you in a dialogue with your loved one that promotes recovery. Taking that first step towards recovery is daunting but so rewarding. Wishing you all a healthy recovery in the New Year!

1 Comment
  1. Guess I’m old fashioned but I think going to a 12 Step meeting is a great first step. How does someone find an interventionist?
    I think getting your mind clear enough to find something more sophisticated is a good next step. Many companies have HR specialists who can recommend a rehab or detox or both. Or your company…how do you get your company and all you do onto the HR office lists of resources?
    I’m sober for a good amount of time and would love to use the approach of your company to rid myself of toxins, etc.
    There are so many ways to complete this sentence; not sure where to begin.


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