Are boundaries that important when it comes to achieving your best life in recovery? Many men and women with addiction have trouble setting recovery boundaries, and that can limit your overall self-worth and confidence in recovery. At TruHealing Centers, we encourage you to achieve your best addiction recovery through proper boundaries.
What Are Personal Boundaries?
Personal boundaries are the limits most people have when it comes to being comfortable and confident. This is your comfort zone, where you do not want others invading. These limits are placed because they help people define their self-worth and what’s essential to them. Limits also help to protect physical and emotional health. When you work to maintain healthy recovery boundaries, you’re working to establish a positive self-image, which is critical to long-term addiction recovery.
How often do you want to say “no” but don’t do so? You may often recognize that another person doesn’t know what’s best for you, but you still allow them to make decisions for you or influence the decisions you make. Over time, this creates damage to your self-esteem. If you allow this to continue, it could mean you’re at a higher risk for relapse.
How Do You Create Safe Addiction Recovery Boundaries?
Setting boundaries is a component of your addiction recovery. It allows you to create a sense of self and allows you to focus on your addiction recovery. There are many ways you can do this, based on what you feel and experience.
- Take responsibility for what you say. Mean what you say. Ensure it is your opinion and beliefs coming from your mouth.
- Invest in engaging in activities that you feel good about and leave those that stem from peer pressure out of your life.
- Recognize your own feelings. Express them even if you are frustrated, scared, or anxious.
- Work to be yourself, not the version other people have for you. That’s often hard in addiction recovery initially, but it feels good once you master it.
- Maintain your personal values. Define what your values are, and then live a life focused on those areas.
It’s also crucial to set recovery boundaries based on what you shouldn’t do. For example, refrain from engaging in reckless, impulsive behavior that often leads you to struggle later. Don’t belittle others or yourself. Ensure you’re focused on living a life you believe in, which may not be the same as what others around you are doing. It’s also critical to take responsibility for your feelings, words, and actions instead of blaming others for them.
Make the Decision to Get Addiction Recovery Help
During your drug and alcohol treatment, you’ll learn more about recovery boundaries and setting new terms for your life. This is often a critical factor in creating a solid, healthy lifestyle for yourself in addiction recovery. Without these tools, you may find yourself simply unable to maintain your recovery, or you could begin a downward spiral.
Work with our team to start the addiction recovery process. This process is going to create new opportunities for growth for you. Start by learning more about our comprehensive treatment programs and how they can help you achieve your goals:
- Drug and alcohol detox
- Residential addiction treatment
- Partial hospitalization programs
- Intensive outpatient program
- Outpatient treatment programs
- Community housing services
Ready to Get Help? Call TruHealing Centers
Addiction recovery can be the best decision you make for your future. While you are thinking about boundaries and developing strategies to enable your long-term success, remember that the first step is to reach out for help. Learn more about recovery boundaries and the services we offer at TruHealing Centers when you call 833.631.0525 or connect with us online.