Sober Life and Work Life: What To Do
At Miramar Recovery Center, we understand professionals have very specific treatment needs. While we focus on your mental and physical wellness, our executive treatment program will also provide the tools needed to continue working during recovery.
Each professional we treat has a unique set of circumstances, so it’s important that everyone receives individualized care within the treatment framework. We want you to succeed both personally and professionally, and we begin with your initial assessment.
Depending on the severity of your addiction, our multidisciplinary treatment team may advise a detoxification period. When you are ready to begin your recovery journey, you will transition to additional inpatient or outpatient treatment.
As part of recovery, it’s important to understand how people, dynamics, and physical surroundings can help or hinder your ability to successfully maintain sobriety. In short, your work environment may trigger addiction cravings, so you need to know what to do.
Three Ways Your Environment Impacts Recovery
Here are three significant environmental factors to consider:
Perhaps you took part in after-work socializing at bars, get-togethers or parties. You will need to be conscious of these dynamics, as it will help you pinpoint reasons why your cravings shoot up sometimes. The recognition will help you manage yourself better. Though difficult, it’s vital to your recovery to say no to any events that may involve alcoholic beverages or substances. The best strategy is to eliminate this entire subset of triggers.
Social media is a powerful tool with a lot of benefits. However, it can also skew a person’s sense of reality. Instead, use social media sparingly to avoid feelings of inadequacy or shame as you compare yourself to others. And remember that you’re only seeing a tiny portion of someone’s life. Social media can also help you connect with peers from an alumni recovery program and communicate with them privately.
Whether you’re working from home or in an office, it’s important to keep your immediate area clean and clear of distractions. Clutter can affect your mental health and make it difficult to think through cravings. Being aware of small things, like a pile of dirty dishes or filing, that trigger stress and cravings will help you manage yourself better.
Call Miramar Recovery Center at (949) 691-5036 to learn more about treatment for work professionals. We offer a unique program designed for the busy professional who seeks exceptional high-end treatment in a very private, professionally accommodating environment.