Being successful as a recovering individual requires a new life’s purpose, structure and practice.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) March 29, 2012
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) classifies alcohol and drug addiction as a chronic brain disease. Like other chronic diseases, addiction is a lifelong battle. The Recovery Place understands the strides necessary for long-term addiction recovery and has released an eBook with helpful information to guide individuals through the recovery process.
Lifelong Recovery is an eBook that provides a more detailed look at the steps individuals should take once in recovery to help maintain their new healthy lifestyle. It provides tips on practicing personal and relational life skills to help guide individuals and their families in the recovery process.
“Active drug use consumes every waking hour of those affected with addiction. Making responsible life choices can be a challenge since healthy decision making can be so far removed from the individual’s daily living. Being successful as a recovering individual requires a new life’s purpose, structure and practice,” stated The Recovery Place’s Executive Director Jonathan Sobelman, MS, MBA, LMHC.
Lifelong Recovery breaks down the stages of relapse, emphasizing the importance of noticing triggers early and asking for help if necessary.
As Sobelman explained, “Relapse often carries the connotation that the addict uses drugs or alcohol impulsively and abruptly with no warning. The study of addiction and relapse have revealed that there is a general pattern of behaviors the precede drug use. A newly recovering individual, as well as concerned loved ones, have the ability to see these patterns forming, changing the pattern of behavior and thus the likelihood that relapse will take place.”
About The Recovery Place
The Recovery Place drug rehab and alcohol treatment center offers comprehensive, client-centered drug and alcohol treatment, interfacing with the national community to provide fact-based education and support. For more information on how to rid you or your loved one of the horrors of addiction, call The Recovery Place toll-free at (877) 581-2012.