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.
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:
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:
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.
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:
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:
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.