There are a lot of concerns you need to consider after going through rehab. It can be tough to stay sober and keep yourself on the right track once you’re left to your own devices. How can you maintain sobriety post-rehab?
If you or a loved one have just been released from addiction treatment, don’t worry. Here are a few tips to help you maintain sobriety post-treatment.
Form a Support Group
Once you’re out of treatment, you should create a solid support group for yourself. Connect with a solid support group, whether that be an addiction support group or a group of close friends that can support you. If you start to worry that you’re starting to relapse, your support group can help you through whatever concerns you’re having.
Keep a Daily Routine
One of the best things you can do for yourself after going through rehab is forming and maintaining a daily routine. Giving yourself something specific to focus on will keep your mind active and alert; this is key to addiction management post-rehab. When designing your schedule, make sure to avoid triggering locations or activities to give yourself the best chance at maintaining sobriety.
Avoid Parties and Bars
While there’s nothing wrong with spending time with your friends post-treatment, you should avoid large parties and bars for a while after rehab. Remember that no matter how strong you are, it’s easy to give in to temptation right after treatment. Keep yourself out of situations where you may relapse.
Give Yourself Time
It’s easy to be hard on yourself when you’re fresh out of treatment. It’s important to give yourself time to recover on your own and reflect on everything you’ve learned and done.
A few good things you can do in your own time is to keep a daily journal. Write down your thoughts and any concerns you had during the day; this is a healthy way to express your emotions without risking relapse. You may also want to consider additional therapy or counseling as a form of addiction support.
Be Aware of Warning Signs of Relapse
Your addiction therapist is likely to give you warning signs of relapse before you leave treatment. Pay close attention to these signs and note any issues you experience post-treatment. If you notice yourself falling into similar patterns to when you were using or showing any signs of a relapse, you should get addiction support right away.
Maintain Your Sobriety
Maintaining your sobriety may be difficult, but you don’t have to do it alone. Keep your addiction management strong post-treatment with these simple tips.
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