What does recovery look like?

Recovering from any disease is not a straight upward progression of wellbeing and health. Recovery has and will always be an up and down process with struggles, relapses, and things to overcome. Recovery usually tends to look more like a squiggly line rather than a straight upward line, if you can picture a line graph of recovery.

 

Recovery looks like what most recovery is, a constant progression that takes action to stay sober and remain sober. No one’s recovery looks perfect and no one’s recovery remains perfectly healthy for the rest of his or her life. Recovery from the disease of alcoholism and addictions looks a little messy. It takes constant work on the person themselves and constant positive action.

 

If you are wondering what does recovery look like? From the eyes of someone with a good bit of clean time it looks like working 12-steps with a sponsor, consistently trying to help others, prayer and mediation, spiritual progression, and an attitude of gratitude. Recovery also looks like a person who is trying to live an integral and spiritual life. This is what good recovery looks like. No one is perfect though and no one can have the perfect recovery. Life still happens and when it does an addict and alcoholic in recovery does their best to handle each situation as it comes. Using the 12-step principles as a guideline their recovery looks like someone who is trying to follow a moral code of honesty, integrity, helpfulness, and patience, tolerance and love.

 

Recovery is the constant uphill climb, not battle necessarily, to continue improving yourself and the world around you. Everyone falls short sometimes and this is where a 12-step program or spiritual advisor or treatment program can come in seriously handy. All of these things that were just mentioned can keep someone accountable, connected with a higher power and a fellowship and allow them to look at themselves to see what they can change instead of playing the victim role. Through easy steps anyone can achieve recovery. No one person’s recovery ever looks the same either. Everyone has their own journey in recovery and everyone uses different things to find their recovery. Recovery essentially looks like the progression of the person to become a functioning member of society again while also practicing a set of moral codes and ideals that they might not of had in their lives while using.

 

Recovery is the process of always doing the next right thing to keep the disease of addiction and alcoholism at bay. The disease of addiction and alcoholism never goes away though and when an addict and alcoholic in recovery stops doing these things they tend to realize that they are having “flare ups” of their disease. This is why the consistency of taking the right action is paramount to what recovery should look like.

 

What does recovery look like? It looks like health, happiness, but most of all it looks like consistent positive action.

 Recovering from any disease is not a straight upward progression of wellbeing and health. Recovery has and will always be an up and down process with struggles, relapses, and things to overcome. Recovery usually tends to look more like a squiggly line rather than a straight upward line, if you can picture a line graph of recovery.

 Recovery looks like what most recovery is, a constant progression that takes action to stay sober and remain sober. No one’s recovery looks perfect and no one’s recovery remains perfectly healthy for the rest of his or her life. Recovery from the disease of alcoholism and addictions looks a little messy. It takes constant work on the person themselves and constant positive action.

 

If you are wondering what does recovery look like? From the eyes of someone with a good bit of clean time it looks like working 12-steps with a sponsor, consistently trying to help others, prayer and mediation, spiritual progression, and an attitude of gratitude. Recovery also looks like a person who is trying to live an integral and spiritual life. This is what good recovery looks like. No one is perfect though and no one can have the perfect recovery. Life still happens and when it does an addict and alcoholic in recovery does their best to handle each situation as it comes. Using the 12-step principles as a guideline their recovery looks like someone who is trying to follow a moral code of honesty, integrity, helpfulness, and patience, tolerance and love.

 

Recovery is the constant uphill climb, not battle necessarily, to continue improving yourself and the world around you. Everyone falls short sometimes and this is where a 12-step program or spiritual advisor or treatment program can come in seriously handy. All of these things that were just mentioned can keep someone accountable, connected with a higher power and a fellowship and allow them to look at themselves to see what they can change instead of playing the victim role. Through easy steps anyone can achieve recovery. No one person’s recovery ever looks the same either. Everyone has their own journey in recovery and everyone uses different things to find their recovery. Recovery essentially looks like the progression of the person to become a functioning member of society again while also practicing a set of moral codes and ideals that they might not of had in their lives while using.

 

Recovery is the process of always doing the next right thing to keep the disease of addiction and alcoholism at bay. The disease of addiction and alcoholism never goes away though and when an addict and alcoholic in recovery stops doing these things they tend to realize that they are having “flare ups” of their disease. This is why the consistency of taking the right action is paramount to what recovery should look like.

 

What does recovery look like? It looks like health, happiness, but most of all it looks like consistent positive action.