Whether you are recovering from a personal setback, a drug abuse problem, an injury, or any other kind of challenge, it takes time and effort to get back on your feet. There are a number of solutions that people can resort to such as group therapy sessions, one-on-one consultations, self-help books, and much more. However, the challenge with all these things is that it doesn’t resolve the issue of isolation. After the group therapy session or consultations, the individual is completely alone.
Even with an excellent self-help book, the knowledge is easy to gain but actually implementing that into your daily routine is challenging. A personal recovery assistant is someone who is there with you all the time specifically to address the challenges you will face in your journey. This human connection and access to a person at all times are far more effective for recovering patients as the comfort and support help overcome the loneliness that comes with this lifestyle change. Here are some of the main ways in which a personal recovery assistant can help.
Personal recovery assistants are trained and qualified professionals that help others with their recovery journey. In some cases these are people who have faced similar problems in the past; in other cases, they are specialized social care staff. In either case, you have an expert with you who can guide you through this journey. They are trained in a number of key areas that are crucial to helping a person successfully overcome hurdles in the recovery process.
There are many times during the recovery process when a person feels isolated and can’t figure out what their next step should be. Having an experienced social worker to assist during these times can make all the difference between relapse and progress.
Structure Of Day
One of the major struggles in recovery is learning to create and stick to a routine. Without a structured routine, it’s impossible to really come out of the loop of behaviors that will make a person fall back into their old life. When you have a live-in assistant with you, it completely changes how you approach your day. Having a professional sobriety companion can help you implement your new healthy routine and change the way you do things. They can help you develop a lifestyle that will yield the best possible results.
This way, you feel a lot more accountable and it becomes easier to adopt healthy habits with an encouraging helper by your side, who believes that you can achieve your goal.
Humans are creatures of habit. During your addiction or life prior to recovery, you might have had a certain lifestyle, a certain group of friends, or a certain way of doing things. Changing that lifestyle and those behavior patterns is difficult but not impossible. A personal recovery assistant teaches you how to develop better habits and shows you how to do it in your natural habitat. A lot of people learn about how to change their life in therapy but fail to integrate all those lessons into their daily life once they’re back home. They make sense in theory but translating that information into positive actions is difficult.
A personal recovery assistant will take the time to understand your specific needs, and your particular situation and together you can start creating a system that will lead you to a better life.
A lot of times people know what they need to do and they know how to do it, but they need that push to get them started. They lack the energy to get started with their mission and then develop the momentum to keep going. When you have a personal recovery assistant you have someone who understands the challenges that you face and knows what needs to be done to help you take that first step.
Just having that support system around will give you the motivation to take action and stay on track since they are specifically trained to help you develop and grow. If you face any challenges you can always sit and talk to your recovery expert and they will be able to clear any confusion in your mind to help you keep moving forward.
Recovery patients are going through a lot of physical and mental pain. Sometimes they are so caught up in their own world that they lose the ability to see things from a fresh perspective. They become blind to all the progress they are making and their vision is completely filled with the obstacles and challenges that lie ahead of them. A professional recovery assistant also helps bring about a fresh perspective and gives them a new angle on what is happening, highlighting the progress the patient has made. This helps reduce stress and anxiety and plays a huge role in helping a person to stay positive.