Recovery Basics: How to Start Strong and Keep Going
People find that almost every aspect of their life is uprooted and disrupted once they begin recovery, and these changes can be radical and far-reaching. Being well prepared during this transition dramatically increases the odds of a successful recovery.
"Recovery Basics" helps smooth that transition by equipping those in recovery with the strategies and tools needed when small choices can have big consequences. In this engaging video, mental health expert Amanda Klinger, PsyD, LP, from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation discusses six basic topics:
Starting Your Recovery
Managing Your Day
Managing Thoughts and Feelings
Building Healthy Relationships
Keeping it Going
Specific techniques that address cravings, triggers, negative influences, conflicting emotions, shame, guilt, and relapse are all presented in a way that is easy to understand.