What is Rock Bottom?
Rock bottom is a saying in many treatment and recovery programs. Hitting rock bottom means that you have hit the end of the road, as far as active addiction is concerned. For some people this is a singular moment when they realize that they cannot continue under the control of alcohol or drugs. For others, rock bottom occurs over time. Gradually, people realize that recovery is the only way to truly enjoy living.
There is no way to say what rock bottom will be for everyone. People are unique and what makes one person choose sobriety will be different from another person. If you are reading this article, chances are that you or your loved one have hit rock bottom.
The hard part about starting a recovery program is the overwhelming question of what to do next. Hitting rock bottom is one thing, but getting out of the muck and gaining sobriety is another thing. Even though it may seem impossible right now, all you need to worry about is today.
Rock bottom is going to be different for everyone. Perhaps you want to heal inner pain, renew intimate relationships, or reestablish your finances and career. No matter what your rock bottom is, once you reach that point, you are in a good position to take recovery seriously.
Once you have reached rock bottom or the end of active addiction, it’s time to figure out what to do next. Many people go through a recovery program to gain insight and take a little time to reflect and establish goals. Hired Power has many services available to help you figure out which direction to turn.
The important thing to note is that you must do something. Being tired of addiction can be a strong motivator, but this isn’t always enough. If you don’t develop sober skills, meet supportive people, and have a plan, you are at risk of returning to active addiction.
There are many approaches to getting sober. You need to figure out which direction is the right one. 12 step programs are a long standing and successful approach for many. Treatment programs, support groups, therapy, and even individual coaching and case management are all used to gain sobriety. In fact, some people go to meetings, support groups, and therapy. You really can’t have too much recovery.
Hired Power are compassionate leaders in connecting you to the tools you need start recovery. Through our range of services and expertise, you can stay sober. Contact us now at 714-559-3919. Let us help you figure out the right steps to take.