Orange County Sober Living Beyond Treatment

Beyond Treatment

My name is Loriann Witte   949-292-2000

We present this Information to the client’s and families, to help you to make well informed plans about what to do next to continue your recovery beyond treatment, after discharge.

This is a big important part of your treatment.

I am a certified Addiction & Alcoholism councilor.  I embrace a school of thought that believes discharge planning needs to be addressed as an ongoing part of the treatment plan.
The treatment plan is best used as a living document that remains open at the top changing with the progress of the individual.  Often more issues are revealed as therapy progresses.

A lot of people in treatment just want to make it through the day and not think about the future - just do the next indicated step stay sober do your assignments, make it to group and not get behind.  Try to stay as cool as possible while you are going though eye opening experiences. Deescalate is the word that represents well being.

Learn to see the paradoxes while not canceling out possibly useful information by calling it a contradiction.  The “program” term for this is ‘identify, don’t justify’

We do learn to live one day at a time and not try to project the future.
Recovery is about taking responsibility for our own lives.
Soon you have to make one of the most important decisions of your life.

How do I take all of these new coping skills, and walk them out the doors of the treatment center with me.  You will begin to notice, as you go along that you feel great, clear and strong.  We clean up nicely – within a few weeks you look great.  Some people say wheew, Oh wow, that addiction thing – glad that’s over with.

Don’t forget where you came from – Never forget that last drunk – the bad one, the thing that got you into treatment.
The Big Book says – We do not regret the past, nor do we wish to shut the door on it.
Our deep dark past will become your most valued possession.

Valued to keep you humble enough to do what it takes to stay sober, one day at a time for the rest of your life.

Learn to give you compassion to people who are having hard times.
It is very valuable to remember to be kind and patient with your loved ones – Remember they are recovering from all that has happen too.  The addict gets meetings, counseling, everyday we are offered an out let for our issues & for the stress of daily living.
Our loved ones who have suffered as our victims while we called them of persecutors are hurt & confused too.  Those of you, clients and families who are still in the stage of blame… Just know, in recovery this outlook will pass.  We are unable to change other people; we can only change our selves.

Even if we could prove that someone else was responsible for you problems to some percentage, you are 100% responsible for your recovery.

Use The Serenity prayer.

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change (Them)
The courage to change the things I can (Me)
The wisdom to know the difference. (Comes by declaring peace on all past experience)

Like most wonderful things we learn our dis-ease can twist it a little an give it back to us as an excuse to stay sick. I say “our” dis-ease because I am a recovering Alcoholic & addict, as most of the treatment specialist you will me in rehab are.  The therapeutic value of one addict helping another is without parallel.  We are educated, trained professionals who are also in our personal recovery from addiction.   I my self have been clean for over 20 years.  I love my life in recovery.

I am trying to empower each of you with an education about what it takes to stay sober beyond treatment.  Talk to someone in AA, NA, or Alanon meetings. Seek out people who states they have multi years sober in recovery.  You can experience online meetings.  Ask them to share with you their experience, strength, and hope.  By sharing some of themselves and their story about what it was like – what happened – and what it is like now.  Ask, how different is your life today? What have you been through in the dis-ease and recovery process – what has saved your life so far? What does ‘one day at a time staying sober and growing’ mean to you?  There is a solution to this seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.  Hundreds of thousands of people of addiction are living clean and sober lives as a productive member of society and of their families in serenity.  Emotional sobriety is the goal of recovery, physical sobriety is only the 1st step.

As you listen to their story look for the similarities not the differences
Don’t justify – identify

If they are not as sick as you – then listen to all they had to do to stay sober.
If they are worse than you – then realize – the disease of addiction is chronic, progressive
and fatal if left untreated.  The stories you hear that are more severe than your own are what are referred to as “yets” in the program.  Addictions progresses over time.

We only get a daily deprive based on the maintenance of our spiritual condition.
What does this mean to you? Do you have higher minded concept of life?
Can you embrace a spiritual concept that is not offensive to your intelligence.

The Lie is dead, we do recover. Lighten up my friends.
Life is much too important to take so seriously.
Loriann Witte CAC  Google my name
949-292-2000 and 949-653-1515
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