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New Year, New Beginnings – How to Start the Year on the Right Foot

New Year fireworks

As we begin a new year, this is the perfect opportunity to start fresh and set a tone for how we plan 2019 to go.

It can be very easy for us to dwell on past mistakes from the previous year. However, we must move forward and focus on what we can control in the new year ahead of us. For those who have dealt with substance abuse last year and have overcome the disease, it’s important to start the year on the right foot in sobriety. Making your New Year sober resolutions realistic and attainable will keep you on track towards long-term success in your recovery journey. At Banyan Treatment Center, we provide customized addiction treatment in Philadelphia, and we are here to help all who struggle with substance abuse. We explain how you can start this year off strong and how to foster a new beginning with your sobriety.

Commit to Your Sobriety

As the new year begins, you should make sure that your sobriety will be a priority with goal setting. Plan out ways for how you will preserve your sobriety with actionable goals. You should commit to weekly sober meetings, as well as therapy sessions that will help you manage your cravings. Attending weekly meetings will help you stay accountable as well as provide you with motivation throughout your recovery journey.

Focus on Self-Care  

You should make sure that you set aside time for yourself as the stress of everyday life can take a toll on your body. Sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves first and it’s important to engage in activities we love that will help us destress and relax. You can practice meditation, yoga, or get a massage for self-care activities. 

Get Rid of Negative Influences

This is a great opportunity to assess those closest to you and get rid of any negative influences in your life. Are you still close with those who you used drugs with? For your well-being and sobriety efforts, it’s so important to cut these people out of your life and focus on creating a support system with people who only want the best for you.

A new year is the symbol for hope and opportunity, and you have the chance to start off strong. For more information on the addiction treatment in Philadelphia we provide, contact Banyan Treatment Center at 888-280-4763.

Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.
New Year, New Beginnings – How to Start the Year on the Right Foot
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