The first step toward overcoming addiction is, like in so many other things, the hardest. And you just did it. That\u2019s right. If you\u2019re here, reading this article, you\u2019ve already made your first bold move toward getting better.\u00a0\u00a0 Of course, you\u2019re also here because you want to know what to do next. And we want to help.\u00a0 So let\u2019s get started!\u00a0 Today we\u2019ll take a look at what you can do right now to begin your recovery journey.\u00a0 Step 1: Seek Out Information Like we already said: you did it. This action is no small feat. It takes courage to admit we need a change. All you need to do now to round out step one is simply to finish reading this article.\u00a0 Step 2: Recognize that Change Starts with You Regardless of the circumstance, lasting change always begins with the person who needs help. No one can want this for you. You have to want the help for yourself, to want to change. And you have to commit to doing the hard work required.\u00a0 Step 3: Talk to Someone You Trust About Your Desire to Get Sober Getting our thoughts out of our heads and into the ears of someone we love does two things. First, it helps us gain a healthy perspective\u2014maybe getting sober isn\u2019t as scary as it sounded when the idea jostled around in our brains? Second, it gives us an ally in the fight against addiction.\u00a0 Of course, it\u2019s important to choose a person you trust\u2014one who doesn\u2019t use, who won\u2019t enable you and cares enough about you that they will always speak the truth.\u00a0 Step 4: Research Your Treatment Options With yourally on your side, it\u2019s now time to consider professional help for your addiction. Why not come at it from all angles, right?\u00a0 You might choose to meet regularly in-person or online with a therapist to talk through what triggers you to use and how you can begin to replace addiction with healthy habits.\u00a0 You could also consider a more hands-on approach through our facilities here at The Right Step. We offer the following options:\u00a0 \tIn-Person Residential Treatment: 30-day stay at our facility here in Houston \tPartial Hospitalization Program: Daily in-person treatment with a return to home each night\u00a0 \tIntensive Outpatient Program: Attend a few in-person sessions a week\u00a0 \tVirtual IOP: An intensive outpatient program completed live and online\u00a0 Step 5: Know that You are More Than Your Addiction Yes, you may struggle with addiction, but this does not make up the whole of who you are as a person. You also offer a unique personality, giftings and interests that come with the possibility to make our world a better place.\u00a0 Because here\u2019s the thing. Each of us interacts with others on some level. Some of us have the most influence right inside our homes. Others hold sway in the community or at their place of business. Some of us lead, some of us follow. Some of us are just along for the ride.\u00a0 Regardless, we can enrich the lives of the people around us when we recognize that we have so much to offer. And we can give more of ourselves\u2014and enjoy more of what others offer us\u2014when we leave our addictions behind.\u00a0 You are so much more than your addiction. We can help you find the right path back to yourself. Our recovery specialists are here to answer your questions and help you uncover the road to sobriety. Call us today at 844.768.0169.