If you would like to get clean and sober but are not able to enter a treatment center, there are some alternatives that may help.
Admitting that you have a problem and accepting the fact that you cannot stay sober on your own is only the beginning. Alcoholism and drug addiction are illnesses that are often characterized by isolation. Most alcoholics and drug addicts are filled with extreme shame, spending time and energy trying to hide their drinking and using from everyone. Finding a trusted person (friend, family member, or therapist) is imperative, letting them know you have a problem is important. It is not suggested to let everyone know, just those select few whom you can trust. Being honest with yourself and letting someone know your issues is taking positive contrary action to isolating and can benefit towards sustained long term sobriety.h
Attending a 12 Step Fellowship.
Attending an anonymous 12-step meeting is also suggested. Meetings are where alcoholics and addicts find tremendous support towards recovery. There should be no objection to at least trying out a few meetings yourself. Anonymous group meetings have helped millions of people around the world to sustain sobriety and as well achieve serenity in their lives. You may find out more about meetings in your area by following these links: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Crystal Meth Anonymous, Over Eaters Anonymous, Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous.
Getting a Doctor to See You
Preventative measures to sustain wellness are imperative. If you have recently stopped drinking or using a substance you may need a medical detox. Be sure to see an Medical Doctor and get a physical exam. Be honest, they are there to help.
This can be very valuable to understanding the underlying issues that have led you or a loved one to substance use, and can offer new tools to manage and cope with those issues in life while maintaining healthy sobriety. Many of these therapeutic professionals (Sober Coaches, Sober Companions, Recovery Coaches, Recovery Companions and Life Coaches) have lived through what an individual may be experiencing and diversify the situation into a positive. Sharing their experience and guiding the individual with positive coping skills towards sustained sobriety even through difficult times.
Commit Yourself To Your Recovery.
Recognizing that you have a problem and asking for help is hard, but necessary. Sobriety takes time, effort and a sheer commitment. Reach out to other people who have gotten sober and ask them for help. If you can't get to a meeting one day, pick up the phone and call another person in recovery.
Making Sobriety Your Top Priority Is An Essential Key To Sustained Recovery and Telling Yourself That Without Sobriety, You Risk Losing Everything! Is A Cold Hard Fact For Most Alcoholics and Drug Addicts.