Have you just recovered from addiction? One very
effective tip for addiction recovery is home
improvement. When you say home improvement, it is not
just about improving the physical arrangement of the
If you want complete recovery, you need to improve
your whole life, from mind and body, to the spirit.
The recovery journey may be jeopardized if you can’t
tune the whole body properly.
Recovering addicts often overlook small details such
as methodologies to control cravings, triggers, and
building support systems. Relapse can occur if you
continuously overlook these things. Think about this
carefully and the effects that it can have on you.
A very typical example is planning to repaint the
house. You can’t possibly repaint the house if you
forgot to buy paint. You will not get any work done.
You should always keep in mind the true meaning of
Addiction recovery is not just about the instructions
and words given to you by the doctor and support
groups. You must be able to act properly and follow
everything you’ve learned about addiction and
There are certain techniques taught to recovering
patients. These techniques should be observed and
practiced everyday so that you will get used to it and
it will already be part of your day to day routine.
Observation is not enough because unless you learn to
apply the recovery techniques that you’ve learned,
nothing will change. The recovery process will go
smoothly if you act properly.
Start with some simple home improvements. You can
redecorate your room or any other room in the house.
If you haven’t done some general cleaning, maybe this
is the best time to start cleaning. Get help from
other family members.
You can repaint the walls if you like. Just make sure
that everything you need is accessible and handy.
Before you start making home improvements, make a plan
first so that the job will be done in no time.
Aside from making home improvements, this is also the
best time to introduce some house rules. The house
rules should be followed by all family members
including you. Gather around as a family and talk to
You can set the house rules and inform everybody so
that it can be followed and implemented immediately.
Making some changes at home with some rules to follow
will be much easier for the entire family.
It was mentioned earlier that home improvement is not
just about improving the home alone. You also have to
improve your lifestyle. Get rid of your negative life
practices and start out on a clean slate. Practice
healthy eating habits and forget about your vices.
The household chores can be divided among the family
members so that each member will know the importance
of helping one another. If you can do these things at
home, then you can say that you’ve made some home
Addiction and recovery will not be much of an issue
anymore with home improvement. Start making
improvements now and see what it can do to your life.
You can’t expect to change overnight and so the
changes can be introduced gradually.
If you introduce the changes everyday, you will soon
get used to it. The family will also appreciate the
changes at home. Don’t be discouraged if you encounter
some difficulties. Just continue with the home