05 May How to Get Back to the Normal Life After Addiction
It can be hard for many addicts to learn how to live a normal life after fighting drug addiction for so many years. Starting friendships, trying to restart old ones, dating, going back to work, can all be daunting.
These feelings of confusion and fear are common, and you shouldn’t feel ashamed of having them. Getting your life back is hard work, even once you’ve reached your addiction under control. That’s why we’re here for you at 7th Sky, to help you every step of the way as you take back control of your life.
Getting Back to Work
One of the most anxiety-provoking things for addicts can be returning to work. It’s true, searching for a job and beginning a new life is tough. However, work is one of the healthier things for recently recovered drug users. It gives a sense of structure and self-confidence and is helpful in building a new, healthier social life.
Explaining Your Addiction
Many people fear that work will bring questions about their past. This can lead to anxiety and a feeling that you can’t escape your past.
Although employers are free to ask about your past, you are also free not to mention your drug abuse. Unless you think it’s essential to your ability to carry out your new responsibilities, it should remain a private concern, unless you would like to discuss it.
It can be hard for anyone to go out and meet new people and is even harder for individuals who are recovering. But new friendships are a healthy way of returning to a normal life. They can help you stay clean and avoid situation and people that you think are likely to trigger you and make you want to use.
We’re Here for You
At 7th Sky, we’re here to help you navigate the challenges of returning to a normal life. New friends, romantic partners, or colleagues may be understanding, but it can be hard to explain to them what it’s like to recover from drug addiction.
That’s why our support groups are here. We can help you structure your new life and make a realistic plan for reintegrating yourself into the world. When challenges come up, you have a group of people who know what it’s like. It can be hard, but we’re all here for you.