Life After Rehab

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Addiction recovery doesn’t end once rehab has been completed. Recovery is a lifelong journey that requires daily effort. 

Adjusting to your new life after leaving rehab can be overwhelming at times. Learning how to navigate your life as a newly sober person can be exciting, but it can also be scary and stressful. 

Setting yourself up for success post-rehab can go a long way in successfully maintaining your sobriety and living a happy, healthy, and sober life. 

Have a Plan

One of the best things you can do to set yourself up for success once you finish treatment is to create a sobriety plan for yourself and stick to it. Creating a new, sober routine is an essential part of life after leaving rehab. Creating a post-treatment plan and sticking to it can help keep your eye on the prize while also making sure to focus on your physical and mental health.

You will want to make sure you carve out time in your new schedule for post-treatment therapy sessions and support group meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other 12-step meetings. After all, just because treatment is over doesn’t mean that you can stop actively working on your sobriety. 

Many treatment programs and rehab centers provide aftercare assistance programs to help in the transition process. They can help with creating a post-treatment plan and perform regular checkups to make sure you are sticking to the plan. 

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Change People, Places, and Things

When we are using, our hobbies and social circles tend to revolve around drinking or doing drugs. Finishing treatment and returning right back to that life can greatly increase the risk of a relapse, putting everything you have worked at to get clean and sober in danger.

A key to maintaining your sobriety is to find new fun, sober activities to do throughout the Anaheim area, ones that won’t cause triggers or cravings and possibly endanger your recovery. You will also want to make sure that you surround yourself with a support network of people who have your best interest at heart and want to see you maintain your sobriety. Having a strong support system, especially early on after leaving treatment is crucial when it comes to maintaining one’s sobriety. 

In the Event of a Relapse

Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, relapse can still occur. In the event that you experience a relapse, it is important to remember that a relapse does not mean that you failed. 

While it might seem counterproductive, having a relapse plan in place can be beneficial should a relapse occur. You will want to have a list of people to contact after the relapse occurs. More importantly, though, you will want to have a plan in place to get yourself back into treatment immediately, whether that means taking yourself or having someone else take you such as a family member. As was the case the first time you entered into a rehab program, the sooner you can get into rehab and get the recovery process going, the better the chances that you can bounce back. 

Make the Most Of Your Life After Rehab

Addiction recovery gives us a fresh start in life, and it’s important to make the most of that new opportunity.

Whether you are looking to get started on the road to recovery or have suffered from a relapse and need a little help getting back on track, at Restorations Health Care we are here to help you make the most of your new, sober life. We are a drug and alcohol inpatient detox and residential treatment center in Anaheim, CA. If you or a loved one are seeking treatment for substance use disorder, call us at 877-578-0708.

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