When an individual is actively engaging in alcohol and other forms of drug abuse, it is only a matter of time before such use takes place at the expense of connections and activities that are not only healthier but also more fulfilling. For instance, addiction may have robbed you of the quality of interpersonal relationships you share with others. Additionally, perhaps it has interfered with exploring deeper meaning and purpose in your life. These consequences and more undoubtedly affect self-esteem and confidence which, in turn, can perpetuate continued substance use in an effort to self-medicate. Fortunately, learning how to embrace your recovery and sobriety can help restore your confidence and instill lasting healing from substance abuse.
At Renaissance Ranch, we believe that one of the many aspects of healing that must be addressed in addiction treatment and recovery is low self-esteem. If a lack of confidence or low self-esteem is not addressed in treatment, it can jeopardize your recovery by making you feel unworthy of the joy and healing that comes with sobriety. By embracing your recovery through a variety of treatment modalities and peer activities at the Ranch, you can restore your confidence, thus empowering you to navigate any obstacles and adversity that may stand in your way to lasting healing.
What Does It Mean to Embrace Recovery?
It is important to remember that recovery is a journey, not a destination. Therefore, embracing recovery is a process that involves prioritizing sobriety, daily, as well as intentionally choosing to recognize all of the beauty that comes from sobriety – even during the most challenging of times in recovery.
As mentioned previously, active addiction likely robbed you of important moments and experiences. Though it can be especially challenging to face this fact, accepting such loss will help you move forward in your healing. For example, when triggers for substance abuse surface throughout your sobriety, truly embracing recovery will encourage you to practice gratitude for all of the moments and experiences sobriety has brought to your life. Such gratitude and mindfulness will help not only to prevent relapse but also restore your confidence throughout your healing journey.
Restore Your Confidence by Leaning Into Peer Support
There are many ways that you can embrace your recovery and restore your confidence, both in treatment and beyond. One of the most valuable ways to restore your confidence in recovery is by leaning into peer support, such as the support found in 12-Step groups. Spending quality time with other peers in recovery by listening to one another’s testimonials, sharing similar frustrations and doubts, and celebrating victories together can bring about newfound connections and relationships. Moreover, such relationships can foster purpose for recovery by lifting one another and deepening perspective, which can directly restore your confidence in sobriety.
Additionally, participating in alumni events post-treatment, such as our Band of Brothers network, can help you embrace recovery and restore your confidence as it provides you with a reliable peer network throughout sobriety. Weekly meetings, quarterly retreats, and numerous annual events not only help to integrate new members of the community but also help to provide ongoing accountability, access to long-term care, and lifelong connections in recovery.
Restore Your Confidence by Strengthening Your Faith
Another way to embrace recovery and restore your confidence is by prioritizing a spiritual-focused recovery. At Renaissance Ranch, we believe that spirituality is an essential facet of the recovery process, which is why we encourage all of our patients to explore a connection with a higher power of their understanding. Strengthening this connection and associated faith in something greater than yourself can provide you with the peace and motivation you need to prioritize your healing. Meanwhile, spending time engaging in personal meditation, prayer, and scripture study in treatment can provide you with greater clarity and focus as you deepen your faith, providing you with a more positive outlook on your recovery overall.
There will be times throughout your recovery when you will be reminded of the loss you endured while you were actively engaging in alcohol and other drug use. However, your faith will prevent you from falling into negative emotions that could otherwise interrupt your recovery progress through both self-discipline and gratitude. Rather than being overwhelmed with negative emotions, your faith will allow you to acknowledge the difficulties of your past while also empowering you to make decisions that align with the person you are working to become in sobriety.
We at Renaissance Ranch understand that embracing recovery involves prioritizing sobriety in every decision you make. Yet, we recognize that this is easier said than done. Fortunately, we are dedicated to walking alongside you and guiding you as you restore any confidence that may have been lost as a result of alcohol and drug addiction. We utilize a combination of evidence-based methods and spiritual approaches to foster a well-rounded and fulfilling recovery for each individual we serve. Allow us to guide you on your journey to lasting wellness.
Low self-esteem can affect your recovery, as it can make you feel unworthy of healing and sobriety. Therefore, restoring your confidence becomes crucial for establishing lasting success in recovery. Embracing recovery by leaning into peer support and strengthening your faith can help restore confidence by fostering meaningful connections and adding deeper meaning and purpose to your healing journey. At Renaissance Ranch, we offer a full continuum of care for substance abuse and mental health treatment for men struggling with addiction and other behavioral health concerns. By making spirituality the root of your recovery journey, you will feel empowered to remain on the path of peace and healing throughout your long-term recovery. Learn more by calling (801) 308-8898.