Staying Sober After Rehab after-rehab

Getting Back To Normal After Being An Addict


It is more difficult remaining abstinent for long even after doing a great work to reach the level of abstinence. Engaging in routine activities and committing to goals are few of the good distractions in order to stay clean from day to day.

It is way easier for a person to withdrawal from the drugs if they are in a rehab facility because they will be monitored there.

Provision of opportunities of restoration and survival and a strong background of safety are provided by rehabilitation that keeps one going while at home.


Graduating from rehab can be very encouraging and light yet it also brings new challenges in maintaining the new found sobriety.


However, people get to learn about the best ways through which they can live a clean lifestyle after rehab even when they face the desires to use the drugs again. Abstinence maintenance is made less difficult by this fact.


Handling The Desires To Use When Out Of Rehab

It is usually challenging to change surroundings from the rehabilitation centre back to staying at home.

Once you are back in the real world, time and again triggers and situations that pushed you toward the path of addiction might confront you again.

Enticement may arise from some feelings you may have on getting back to your formal routines and meeting loved ones.


Here are few things you can engage in as distractions to manage triggers

  • Establish Positive Relationships and Support System
  • Surrounding yourselves with sober people along with people who could have your best interests at heart and want to provide you the help needed to become successful.
  • Locate a support group within your area or even someone you can rely upon to call when you feel the temptations again.
  • Environment Change
  • You need to change the environment in a way that you don't get the urges to use the drugs again.
  • Manage to stay away or redesign rooms or places to avoid rekindling old feelings that may trigger your substance abuse.
  • Plans For Your Life
  • Some support the idea that setting objectives or new plans for the future could help you become stronger in resisting urges or temptations.
  • Staying sober becomes easier when you know and define why you want sobriety and how your life will be richer for it.
  • Go For Check Ups And Counsel Sessions
  • Make sure that you continue going for counselling even after you have left the rehab.
  • Always keep in mind that the experience and information you will get from your counsellors will equip you with skills and coping mechanisms that you may not figure on your own.
  • Take time to appreciate.
  • Make sure that you are grateful for your life and recognize the efforts you have made to become clean.
  • You can keep a journal of your life's journey throughout the days that you have left the rehab facility.
  • Replace Old Bad Habits With New Healthy Habits
  • Look for a fresh practice that is good and keep doing it over and over again because according to a research documented in the European Journal of Social Psychology, the time for a new practice to be second nature to one is about two months.

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Partake In Sober Activities Instead Of Using

Forming positive habits and participating in healthy activities to pass time are highly recommended forms of distraction.

There are a lot of fun and interesting things to do nowadays that do not involve drugs or alcohol.

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

  • Workout
  • Meditation
  • Take part in games
  • Reading
  • Artistry place visitation
  • Educate yourself
  • Taking courses in a new language
  • Gardening
  • Offer humanitarian services

Register With A Support Group

It will not be difficult for you to find positive outlets that can provide community and support during your life after the rehab regardless of where you are living. Become part of such a group by enrolling into a support group and group therapy.

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


Partying Around Drugs And Alcohol While Remaining In Control

Those that are freshly out of rehab should totally run from enticing atmosphere because they do not have strong resolutions like those that have achieved abstinence for quite sometimes. Replacing old habits can take time and that's why people who have just achieved sobriety find it much harder to resist temptation.

However, there can be situations when some type of alcohol use will become inevitable [like for example a family holiday party] and they are certain steps which you can take that can ease the situation for you.

Avoiding temptation to drink in social gatherings

  • Try not to go alone; instead take someone who's close to you and who doesn't drink.
  • Have in hand a non-alcoholic beverage which will keep your senses occupied.
  • Avoid spending a lot of time in such a setting.
  • Depart immediately if you begin to feel uncomfortable or tempted.

Why You Should Get And Stay Sober

Your general well being will be improved when you start being sober. In addition to that, there are some advantages that you will get and not just for your health. One should maintain sobriety for these additional purposes

  • The company of good friends and family
  • Having new investments
  • Excitement for life and mental clarity which is enhanced
  • Extra energy to indulge in activities which you enjoy
  • Having a positive look
  • Serving as a positive source of inspiration and energy for other people who are currently battling addiction

Perhaps saying that bouncing back and getting well from addiction is a very daunting task could be an understatement. It is a one step at a time undertaking It is one decision that you will need more time to achieve. Simply by making an effort to remain sober you will have acquired new strength by overcoming the problems that you thought you would not be able to achieve.

Direction is more important than speed when you start your recovery. Keep your focus on the ultimate prize of sobriety no matter what is thrown your way.