You're sober but still struggling. Your relationships getting worse but nothing is working.
At first, getting clean and sober feels amazing but now you feel stuck. You may wonder if sobriety is worth it because you're frustrated and don't know why. It may be a nagging feeling that something isn't right.
Learning to listen to your intuition is an important part of recovery.
You may have shut off your feelings to avoid the pain. As a kid that helped you survive, but in recovery, not being able to feel creates problems that can lead to relapse.
Dealing with emotions
Feelings get buried when practicing the addiction. It can take years in recovery to get comfortable with emotions but counseling gives you the tools to handle life without relapsing.
You are not your past, yet those experiences are a major part of your life. You can use those experiences to build a new foundation. The 12 steps work if understand how they work. Don't give up before the miracle.
Your next step
We can take your 12 step recovery to the next level from maintenance, to an opportunity for lasting serenity. Learn how to the 12 steps help you in daily life. Making changes to your recovery program can minimize future relapses.
You can build on your strengths, while identifying the patterns that keep you stuck. If you are not familiar or uncomfortable with 12 step programs, we can discuss alternatives.
I can help when,
- your relationships are in conflict.
- you feel like it is hard to trust others.
- you have the sense of "white knuckling it."
- you are feeling bored in 12 step recovery, not inspired by life.
- you are starting to miss meetings and think it's okay.
Together we'll find practical solutions to manage the stress, trauma, and relationship problems in your life. Read my blog on identifying relapse triggers for more information.