Our founders, Christopher Curran and Troy Smith, have been through recovery. Through their journey, they found some tips to remain sober once back in the real world.
- Create a strong support network: Surrounding yourself with like-minded people can help you stay sober like recovery clubs, sober clubs and sober sports teams.
- Create lists and set goals: Achieving small goals, even though sometimes silly like making your bed in the morning, can subconsciously give you self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment – all crucial emotions to build in early recovery.
- Find ways to have fun: During this time, it’s also important to go try new things! Try surfing, rock climbing, cooking or ceramics – you never know what may spark a passion in you!
- Establish a routine and be consistent: By having a consistent routine, you effectively anchor yourself around certain things, which help ground you and can bring you back into balance.
- Pause throughout your day: When you have strong emotions – anger, fear, excitement, whatever – stop for a moment and ask yourself where they are coming from, and use the tools you’ve learned to bring yourself back into balance.
- Start and end your day with gratitude: Stay in the positive – we addicts and alcoholics tend to live in the negative – nothing ever seems good enough, or we always see the negative but never the positive – this will poison your mind and inevitably lead to you wanting and then needing an escape through substances.