Persistence in Addiction Recovery



The residents I work with at AToN Center are most frequently in a very early state of recovery and are feeling physically, emotionally and mentally unwell. They will often wonder when things will get better. This is a difficult question to answer. There may be certain projections about when a person’s detox, withdrawal, emotional and physical health will come around but these can not be directly applied to any individual in their specific circumstances.

The residents’ worry often comes back to the thought “will I ever get better?”. The truth is that recovery is hard work and an investment.  Often times the benefits do not come as quickly as one would want. The crux of my perspective is that things will not get better if a person returns to their addiction. That being said what is called for is persistence.

Developing a rational thought that “if I keep doing the logical, helpful and beneficial activities, this is how things get better.”  Unfortunately, no one can tell another person “when” things will bet better.  However, with being persistent, dedicated and faithful, things can get better.
Chad K. Cox PsyD
AToN Center 888-535-1516
AToN Center Logo - San Diego Luxury Rehab Center

Get in Touch

Don’t feel like chatting on the phone? Text this number:  619-648-1954

Now in Network with

Anthem Blue Cross Insurance Logo: Designated Blue Disctinction Center, Substance Use Treatment and Recovery. AToN Center is designated as Blue Distinction Center for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery by Anthem Blue Cross, an independent licensee of Blue Cross Association. Check Local Plan for Coverage.

We ALso Accept Most PPO Plans

compass icon

Southern California luxury rehab