After Rehab best way to stay sober is to stay busy
So if you’ve gone to rehab, done all of the therapies stayed as long as maybe 90 days. Now what what happens after you come out of rehab? A rehab program completion is a significant achievement worth honoring. Despite this, maintaining sobriety requires constant effort. After completing treatment at a facility, you will return to your everyday life and you might need time to adjust at home, work, work or school. Going back to your regular life might be triggering and could provoke a relapse. Research shows that you are more susceptible to relapse after the first six months after treatment. So what are my options to prevent a relapse? And what can help me stay sober? It is important to note that just because you are done with treatment inside the facility, it does not mean that you are done with treating the disorder. Just like you would keep going to check up with the doctors, you should maintain therapy sessions to monitor your mental health. It is highly recommended to join an aftercare support program to rebuild relationships with your friends and family. These support programs include a twelve step program by Alcoholic Anonymous. During this, you will learn to manage triggers that can cause relapse. You may also need to cut out friends and activities that may lead you to a relapse. You can find new hobbies and activities to help you discover something you’re passionate about and to help you avoid the previous circumstances that led you to abuse the drugs. Creating a new routine like exercising regularly, eating healthy diets, will only help maintain sobriety. Finally, know that there will always be hard days and that this is normal and okay. Getting used to this new life is not easy. Substance abuse is a mental health disorder that will most likely live with you forever. Stay on track with a good support system and healthy activities. And remember, no one is perfect. Even if you relapse, there’s always help here for you. Don’t feel ashamed or embarrassed to seek help again. This is an ongoing journey and it can get easier with time. I promise it’s.