Random Tip No. 3: Baby Step Your Goals at First
Just because you are using something like Suboxone, it does not mean that you are on some easy boat to sobriety! Sooner or later most people will find themselves horrified at the idea of changing up their normal ‘schedule’ of use, stopping that drug of choice or, once on the Suboxone, tapering off. This may sound a little ridiculous, but I am dead serious. When you find yourself in those situations, give yourself BABY STEP goals. If the thought of not using when you first get up terrifies you, baby step. Compromise with yourself. Okay, you’re not going to use as soon as you get up, at first you’ll take the dog out. You’ll have a cup of coffee. Watch the morning news (unless it easily depresses you). Do the same thing the next day. Eventually, you’ll see that not only were you able to get through waiting for the coffee, but you had breakfast too. Again, it may seem ridiculous, but when you see that you made it to that baby step goal, congratulate yourself! It’s a step you wouldn’t have taken before! It may be a small victory in life, but it’s a victory nonetheless!