When you first get clean, there are a lot of things that your body and mind go through. Breaking free from addiction is a big deal, and you’ve given yourself a second chance at life. At the same time, many of the things you avoided through alcohol or drugs that may seem to “pop up” out of nowhere. Recovery is a journey, not a destination, and coping with these feelings is an important part of the process. In fact, your emotions are completely normal. Even when you feel overwhelmed or just “down”, it’s important to remember that this, too, shall pass. Here are some common feelings people encounter in (and throughout) recovery.
It’s easy to be overwhelmed by emotions. However, feelings are often a roller coast of the good and the bad, and that’s how life is supposed to be. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by different emotions, it’s important to let somebody know. Sometimes you may have an underlying condition that causes intense feelings of sadness or anxiety. Seeking the help of a therapist or psychiatrist can help you learn more about yourself and be assessed for any mental health disorders as well.
You deserve to e happy in recovery, but no one is happy all the time. Learning to take the good with the bad wuill help you build a strong foundation for your new life. And if you’re not sure what you’re feeling or why you feel that way, talk to somebody else in recovery. There are plenty of people who want to help you learn to make your way in this new way of life.
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