The end of 2017 will soon be here, and our attention shifts to what the new year will bring. That naturally means talk of New Year’s resolutions, what sorts of self-improvement goals we want to achieve in 2018.
For teens and adults struggling with substance abuse, getting on the path to sobriety is the ultimate goal. Not only will it help to avoid the many dangers related to drugs and alcohol, but it also improves health, relationships, finances and life overall.
This is a mission that is far more important than the typical array of goals (lose weight, save money, etc). It could be a life-changing moment. And since we often stumble in following through on aspirations in a new year, sobriety is not something to be trivialized by merely treating it as a resolution.
Here’s a look at some tips for those contemplating stopping the cycle of substance abuse, and looking to make important changes in 2018.