Everyday, I strive to have the attitude of making it “A New Day”, trying to improve on things that I couldn’t the previous day. Each day I try to be a little bit better. The New Year is going to be a big deal to me especially because I will have 18 months of sobriety. The longest I have ever had clean. This entire year of 2018 I accomplished things I thought would never be possible. I’ve stayed sober, I’m doing great in school, I regained a relationship with my family, and I found a new family here at SOCD. Without Salina’s method here at South Orange County Detox & Treatment, I do not believe any of these things would be accomplished. 2019 will be great as long as I keep using the tools I learned at South Orange County Detox and Treatment (SOCD).
The New Year is upon us and as I reflect over the last year I can take appreciation for the progress that I’ve made with myself and hold gratitude for those who have helped me in and throughout my journey of recovery. A new year is beginning and I plan to make the most of each day and continue to search for new ways to progress. Having to accept and let go of the past has been difficult but I find it has been more tolerable each day that passes. The New Year is a perfect time to start new for myself. As I proceed into this next year, it will be the first time I have a “choice” to pursue my goals and passions instead of submitting to a substance controlling me. Happy New Year!
In honor of the New Year, this week at South Orange County Detox and Treatment (SOCD), we will be highlighting “New” as our word of the week. Such as the New Year indicates the completion of one cycle and the beginning of another, it can also be a time to recognize other patterns we may have engaged in as well and determine whether they are advantageous to our personal growth as a means to re-calibrate our values, priorities, and habits. For those of us in recovery, it may be a time to revaluate how strong our support systems are, how meaningful the connections we have fostered are, are we taking care of our physical health, have we been neglecting step work or meetings with our sponsor, and are we maintaining a sense of integrity for its own sake? These are just examples of some of the questions we ask ourselves when contemplating if, and how, to carve out a new path for ourselves as a means for evolution. If you are in active addition, 2019 could also be a time for you to end the needless cycle of dependence, helplessness, and depression. Here at South Orange County Detox, we offer a hand to help guide you through this arduous process in order to provide the best possible environment to inspire development and healing.
As we wrapped up 2018 here at SOCD, we also wanted to thank our alumni for playing an integral role in referring family members, friends, and anyone else in need of help. We pride ourselves on harvesting a sense of community whether our clients are with us through detox or whether they require longer-term treatment. We believe that fostering a support community is integral for long term sobriety and we have been providing accountability, support, guidance, and compassion since our inception and plan on continuing with our hard work and dedication into the New Year!