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Remaining Sober Post Rehabilitation

From The Treatment Centre And Back To Reality


You might want to celebrate once you achieve sobriety but don't think the job is done, because staying sober is just as difficult as, perhaps even more than, achieving sobriety. Setting goals and adopting healthy hobbies can help you stay clean after you complete rehab.

In a controlled and supervised rehab centre, it is relatively easier to stay clean and get well.

Rehab can provide a great foundation for security along with the tools that are required to heal and cope even after the individual has left the facility.


Getting back to normal life sometimes becomes challenging after a person leaves the rehab clean.


Fortunately, the help received to recognise temptations, which may be faced after leaving the rehab facility provides the education needed with the methods needed to avoid or manage these triggers. Abstinence maintenance is made less difficult by this fact.


Handling The Desires To Use When Out Of Rehab

The change to normal life after living in a rehab is something that is hard for many people.

Circumstances that may precipitate relapse to previous unhealthy lifestyle are often faced by going back home.

Company of old acquaintances, being in the midst of old surroundings, and specific emotions might lure you into reaching out for the substance to which you were earlier addicted to.


There are a few methods by which you can avoid or manage these temptations in your everyday life after the rehab such as:

  • Social Backing Should Be Looked For
  • Keeping the right company, that want you to stay clean will help you in achieving a clean life after rehab.
  • Whenever you are faced with enticement, you should look for a person or meeting around you that is accessible.
  • Make Positive Changes To Your Lifestyle
  • Seek the help from friends or families to ensure that your home is sterilized from things that would remind or trigger your addiction tendencies.
  • Don't go near places which make you want to use the addicted substance again.
  • Plans For Your Life
  • You will find yourself better equipped to handle temptations after you have defined what you want to achieve in future.
  • It will be easier for you to remain on track when you have understood the reasons why you want to stay composed along with all the benefits the sobriety can bring into your life.
  • Religiously Attend Post-Rehab Treatment Schedules
  • Attendance of clinic visitation with your physician or at the place where you received treatment is important.
  • At times, you might want to miss the appointments or handle your affairs on your own, but staying clean is easier when there are professionals giving you support.
  • Always be grateful for how far you have come in your recovery journey.
  • Recognition of good things we have going for us is more possible when we have a grateful heart.
  • Maintain a personal journal in which each day write five things that made you happy.
  • Engage In Positive New Activities And Improve the Old Ones
  • A study which has been published in the European Journal Of Social Psychology provides information that it can take in excess of two months before a fresh habit can become habitual, and therefore, you will be required to find a new and a positive habit which you enjoy and stay with it without exceptions.

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Taking Part In Clean Activities Instead Of Using

It is critical that you replace your old habits with new positive habits, which will be helpful during the recovery.

Clean activities can be a lot of fun too and you don't need drugs to enjoy a good time.

Call us immediately on 0800 246 1509 if you want to revisit rehabilitation centre or you want to sustain your newly found abstinence.


The change from rehabilitation centre to home can be made harmless by doing the following:

  • Running
  • Meditate
  • Get involved in sports.
  • Studying
  • Artistry place visitation
  • Pursuing a degree or going back to school
  • Study new cultures and linguistics
  • Take up farming
  • Volunteering for community work

Seek Outlets That Provide A Community Sense

In your post rehabilitation days, social groups that help to develop you can be found irrespective of your location. Surround yourselves with these encouraging individuals by joining a support group, attending sessions of counselling and participating in activities, which allow you to meet other people.

Other activities that you can pursue are personal therapy sessions, 12-step community sessions, and other alternative support systems.


Chances Of Partying And Going To Bars Without Touching Alcohol

It may be challenging for a person who has just left rehab to resist the temptation to drink a little when they are in a bar. It is harder for a novice to fight against the urge because they still pretty much have the same lifestyle.

You can, however, resist this temptation when you are in such kind of an environment.

What to do to resist urges in social gatherings:

  • Make sure you are there with a friend that neither use nor drink and be in company of dependable people.
  • Only pick non-alcoholic beverages and keep them in your hands to keep you occupied.
  • Arrive after schedule and depart before its end, to reduce time spent at the gathering.
  • Depart immediately if you begin to feel uncomfortable or tempted.

Why It Is Important To Get And Remain Clean

Your health improves in more than one ways when you stay clean; your liver and heart start functioning more effectively and you sleep better. In addition to that, there are some advantages that you will get and not just for your health. The reasons to remain sober include:

  • Make new, clean friends
  • Enjoying your financial wealth
  • Enjoyment of living
  • Always having a high life esteem
  • Look and feel healthy
  • For other users trying to be sober, you can be a role model

Giving up an addiction, whether of alcohol or any other drug, is the most difficult thing. Don't expect a bump-free ride to recovery; you will have to work hard continuously. You reap a sunny disposition and positive outlook in maintaining your commitment to sobriety.

Every journey always begins with a small step in the right direction. Keep your focus on the ultimate prize of sobriety no matter what is thrown your way.