In this course,
- You will learn about the stages of change and where you fall within the model. This model was created to show how individuals progressed through sobriety. Since you are here today I suspect you are somewhere between preparation and maintenance. It’s important for you to see where you started and where you can end when you follow a plan and stick to it..
- You will learn how to take inventory of your money, time and overall well being. It's important to know where you stand so you can keep track of your progress..
- You will learn why setting a quit date is important. We’ll talk about why setting a quit date is important, what things to think about when setting a quit date, what to do before your quit date, what to do on your quit date and then why you should celebrate your quit date..
- You will learn about detox and the difference between detoxing at home and being medically monitored. You will learn what is safe and how to notice signs of any medical emergencies..
- You will learn how important nutrition is when fighting an addiction. You will learn how to find a plan that works for you, how to organize your meals, grocery shop and how small improvements each week can make a huge impact on your recovery..
- You will learn about fitness and how it relates to recovery. You will lean how to find a plan that fits your needs, how to prepare and be successful on a fitness journey and how to make fitness fun..
- You will learn how to take inventory of your current sleep, how to sleep relates to your recovery, how get a better night's sleep and how to recognize signs of sleeping too much or too little..
- You will learn how to navigate your family while in recovery. You will learn how to recognize you don’t get to choose your family - and therefore there are different approaches to those who are supporting you through this process and those who may be hindering your success. You will learn when to walk away, how to regain your family’s trust and what it takes to work towards healthier relationships..
- You will learn how your friendships have an impact on your addiction and recovery. You will learn about why friendships are so important, signs of healthy and unhealthy friendships and when you may need to walk away. In addition, you will learn about how to keep a healthy friendship strong while you’re in recovery and how to regain the trust of friends who you may have lost trust with while partaking in your addiction..
- You will learn about different ways you can talk about your addiction, having back up plans and when and if you need to distance yourself from toxic coworkers or classmates..
- You will learn about co-occurring disorders and why you need to treat both your addiction and your mental health at the same time..
- You will learn about why spirituality is important in recovery and the difference between spirituality and religion..
- You will learn about what it means to live intentionally and how it relates to recovery..
- You will learn about how managing triggers can prevent a relapse and what warning signs to look for..