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Staying Sober After Rehab

Moving From Rehab To Typical Life


It is more difficult remaining abstinent for long even after doing a great work to reach the level of abstinence. Creation of novel leisure activities and establishment of targets help maintain abstinence.

An atmosphere with good social backing that enables users to maintain abstinence by encouragement of security and contentment is the rehabilitation centre.

It offers a safe and conducive environment to heal and recover from addiction.


It may be demanding to adapt to living in abstinence outside the centre even when leaving the centre is interesting.


Being able to recognize your stressors or triggers proves very helpful in maintaining status quo. This will enable them to stay away from drugs forever.


Avoiding Temptations After Coming Out Of Rehab

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

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

Finding yourself in old familiar places, situations and people that bring back those negative emotions may drive you back to the old habits.


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

  • Social Backing Should Be Looked For
  • Those that have been able to maintain abstinence for a long time and also want you to do the same, are individuals you should be socialising with.
  • Ensure you are part of a local support group on whom you can count for help.
  • Modify Your Environment
  • Tell your family or friends to help relocate stuffs that can serve as initiators to relapse.
  • Manage to stay away or redesign rooms or places to avoid rekindling old feelings that may trigger your substance abuse.
  • Set Objectives For Your Future
  • You will find yourself better equipped to handle temptations after you have defined what you want to achieve in future.
  • It makes sticking to abstinence simpler if there is a deep understanding of the advantages and good effects of being abstinent.
  • Religiously Attend Post-Rehab Treatment Schedules
  • Attendance of clinic visitation with your physician or at the place where you received treatment is important.
  • It is always challenging to keep going for these appointments but they are very important.
  • Find a reason every day to be thankful for the accomplishment you have achieved.
  • It can be easier to recognise the many things that we can be thankful for when we develop a strong appreciation for the life we have been given.
  • Consider beginning a journal of gratitude and write down five moments every day that made you feel happy and fulfilled.
  • Replace Bad Habits With New Better Ones
  • The change of lifestyle can take sometime to fully get the groove of it but it's all worth it in the end.

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Taking Part In Clean Activities Instead Of Using

Giving up old habits and forming new, positive ones are essential to staying clean.

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

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Listed are suggested activities that keep the boredom and negativity at bay:

  • Workout
  • Meditation
  • Involvement in athletics
  • Read
  • Artistry place visitation
  • Go back to school or begin an online course
  • Learn a new language
  • Take up farming
  • Volunteering for community work

Enlist In Community Support Services

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. Mingle with positive people and sign up for personal or group discussions.

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. When you are in a place where access to drinks or other possible substances is uninhibited, then you may just well forget about sobriety.

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you will find yourself in a compromising condition (such as get-together of closed ones), these are some of the things you can do to ease the atmosphere.

What to do to resist urges 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.
  • Minimise the time you spend within the party by arriving late or leaving early.
  • Depart immediately if you begin to feel uncomfortable or tempted.

Why It Is Important To Get And Remain Clean

Your general well being will be improved when you start being sober. However, more than your health are other important things that contribute to your well-being as a person. One should maintain sobriety for these additional purposes:

  • Getting to meet new abstinent people
  • Enjoying your financial wealth
  • Enjoyment of living
  • Ability to focus on other pleasurable activities
  • Looking and feeling better
  • Being a mentor for people that are also trying to stop the use of drugs

It is challenging to withdraw from the use of alcohol. The process will not be fast or seamless, and it is a lifelong commitment. 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.

You must be willing to keep clean for you to be successful. Whenever a temptation beholds you strongly, divert your mind and focus on the reasons which encouraged you to become and stay sober in the first place.