Goals and Recovery

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Setting goals can be an essential part of recovery from addiction. It can help you stay focused and motivated and give you a sense of purpose and direction. Here are some tips for setting goals as an individual in addiction recovery:

Make your goals specific and achievable: Rather than setting a vague goal like “stop using drugs,” try to be specific about what you want to achieve. For example, “attend a support group meeting every week” or “spend at least 30 minutes each day exercising.”

Write your goals down: Seeing them in writing can make them feel more natural and help you stay committed to achieving them.

Break your goals into smaller steps: If you have a daunting goal, try breaking it down into smaller, more manageable steps. For example, if your goal is to get a job, you might break it down into steps like updating your resume, applying to a certain number of jobs per week and networking with others in your field.

Get support: Recovery can be challenging, and it’s essential to have a support system to help you stay on track. Consider joining a support group or working with a therapist or coach who can help you set and achieve your goals.

Be flexible: Recovery is a journey, and it’s normal to have setbacks along the way. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you don’t achieve a goal as quickly as you’d hoped. Instead, try to learn from setbacks and adjust your goals as needed.

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