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Alcohol Recovery

When you stop drinking and start to recover from alcoholism, your mind, body and spirit will begin to heal. Not long after you stop consuming alcohol, the body begins to try and stabilize itself. Your brain will also undergo a long list of changes in order to return to a healthy state. Your emotional well-being will likely be up and down for a bit, while all these changes are happening.

The best place to handle these rapid changes is in a safe place such as a drug and alcohol treatment center. During detox and inpatient treatment, you’ll have resources and professionals available to you 24/7 to guide you through unfamiliar or uncomfortable feelings.


What your recovery looks like will probably be different from your peers. In fact, everyone has a personal process when it comes to getting and staying sober. More often than not, the process begins in an alcohol recovery treatment center but not everyone will have this luxury. When this is the case, it’s especially important that you have a strong program of recovery in place to help you through early sobriety. Factors of a strong program will strengthen your overall recovery and help you navigate a newly-sober life.

Where or how to build this foundation of recovery can be unfamiliar. Twelve step meetings, private therapy, and alternative support groups are all a great place to start.

To find out where to access these resources, an internet search will provide all the information you need. If you don’t have internet access at home, local libraries provide free access and may even be able to provide a list of local twelve step meetings.

12 Step Programs

One of the most common forms of recovery help are twelve step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous. AA encourages you to attend meetings regularly, where you can connect with other alcoholics in various stages of recovery. Sharing your recovery in a meeting is a way to help others as well as help yourself. Alcoholics Anonymous operates on the premise that one alcoholic helping another is the most effective way to stay sober long-term.

In AA, you are encouraged to find a “sponsor” who will guide you through the twelve steps. A sponsor is another member of AA who has completed the steps with their own sponsor. The idea being that you will complete the steps with them and pass your knowledge and experience onto another alcoholic in need. Although not a religious program, another fundamental of AA is that you have a “spiritual awakening” as a result of the twelve steps. This can mean anything from a simple change in your thought process, to a complete reliance of God in everything you do. The process will be different for each person and there is no right or wrong way to approach the twelve steps and recovery.

Reach Out

However you approach recovery, the most important part is that you refrain from drinking no matter what. Once that first drink is in you, all bets are off. If you’re in alcohol recovery and are looking to sharpen your sobriety skills, a program with Royal Life Centers can help.

We offer a customized approach to therapy, working closely with each guest to uncover the roots of their addiction. Call us today and talk with one of our addiction experts about your options. We are available 24/7 at (877)-RECOVERY.

Our team of addiction specialists make themselves available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out” 

– Robert Collier

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