Celebrating One Year of Continuous Sobriety

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated March 22, 2016

Early recovery is a critical period when it comes to overcoming addiction. A great deal of emphasis is placed on the first 90 days, but at Northbound, we strive to help clients celebrate a year of continuous sobriety. It takes time to incorporate and adapt to change and to figure out what you want for your future. During this time, having ongoing support is essential.

Addiction recovery is a process that keeps building upon itself. You start with detox, then shift to an intensive inpatient program, move into an outpatient program, and then continue to engage in activities that support relapse prevention. Many programs end after 90 days, but a full continuum of care is key. Recovery continues beyond inpatient and even outpatient care.

Maintaining continuous sobriety requires change. At Northbound, we support clients in multiple aspects of their lives. You not only learn how to become healthier physically and mentally, you can also further your education to help you achieve your goals. As you become more independent and reach each milestone you set for yourself, it can enhance your confidence and motivation.

In the first year of recovery, having a strong support system is important. When you face challenges or obstacles, you can push through knowing that you have people to turn to who believe in you and want to see you succeed. People who have been at the same place in their lives and were able to overcome. Stumbling blocks don’t have to negate the progress you’ve made and can be lessons you learn from.

With each new day, you can gain hope and confidence. A life that you thought was out of your reach is suddenly unfolding before you. Addiction does not have to control your future. Participating in an addiction treatment program like Northbound that offers a full continuum of care and works with you along every step of the way can help you reach not only a year of continuous sobriety, but set you up for success for many years to come.

Leave a comment and let us know what you found most helpful in achieving a year of continuous sobriety.

Article Reviewed by Paul Alexander

Paul AlexanderPaul Alexander is the founder and CEO of Northbound Treatment. He received his Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist training at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA, and was awarded Outstanding Alumni Service Award in 2002. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, Law and Society, Summa Cum Laude, from University of California, Irvine, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. He believes wholeheartedly in transformational leadership, organizational health and effective, fully integrated substance use disorder treatment.


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