Whether you’re newly sober or still battling cravings after years of abstinence, it is possible to make it through even the roughest days. For many recovering addicts, morning is the most difficult time of day--cravings seem worse, withdrawal symptoms are sharper, and willpower seems nonexistent. There are a number of steps you can take to start every day drug free--ensuring that the rest of the day goes smoother, as well.

Tips to Start Your Day Drug-Free

While rehabilitation is the best solution to getting drug free, there are things you can do after professional treatment to start every day free from drugs.

1. Eat a good breakfast. And no, coffee does not qualify as breakfast. Even if you don’t feel hungry, force yourself to eat something high in protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats. Try an omelet with whole-grain toast and avocado, or a bowl of oatmeal with heavy cream and raw honey. Nutritious food will give you the boost you need to take your attention off of your cravings.

2. Get busy. Try some housecleaning, gardening, or leave early for work. Take up a hobby and immerse yourself in it. Do everything you can to take your mind off addiction and put it on building your life.

3. Exercise. A morning run can make a huge difference in one’s general outlook. It will invigorate you, make you feel alive, and help the body repair faster. Not only that, it will increase circulation and help the body detoxify the drugs that are continuing to give you cravings.

4. Surround yourself with people who give you the strength and confidence you need to pull through. Make sure you are not living with anyone who is bringing you down or preventing you from a full recovery.

5. Do not lose your firm resolve. Most addicts admit that it is the thought, “Today will be my last...” that leaves them eternal slaves of drugs. Today is not the day to try “One more” anything. Today is another day free from drugs.

6. Treat your morning cravings as withdrawal. Your body has been dormant for eight hours, and the feelings of agitation, aches and pains, and exhaustion will disappear once you get moving again. Once you have eaten breakfast, take some supplements such as B vitamins to help maintain balance.

If At First You Don’t Succeed

Do not lose hope if you slip up. Tomorrow is a new day to try again. However, if you find yourself continually battling with addiction no matter how firmly you make up your mind the night before, do not be afraid to ask for help. Addiction experts have knowledge and years of experience that may be exactly what you need to pull through. And sometimes it can make the world of difference to know that you have someone to call if you can’t handle the cravings.

Breaking Free From Substance Abuse

Don’t let your addiction get the better of you. While the road back to sobriety can be a long and daunting one, it will be worth it when you wake up one day and realize you’ve taken charge of your life again.

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