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10 Tips For Staying Alcohol Free After Rehab At Shropshire In Alcohol Rehab Shropshire

You're just about to re-enter society after a lengthy stay in rehab. You're probably quite anxious as you try to imagine what your life is going to be like.


You are looking forward to remaining free from alcohol but are aware that the chances of relapse are just around the corner. In order to ensure abstinence from alcohol and drugs that are a number of things you can do.

  • Find And Remain In Aftercare
  • You can easily discover the support you need to stay sober if you decide to maintain a long and an intense commitment to aftercare therapy.
  • You can remain focused and grounded with the help of aftercare.
  • Relapse can be accurately predicted due to overconfidence and minimising aftercare.
  • Being realistic and signing up for aftercare gives you the best chances of remaining sober.
  • Keep Busy
  • You do not want to be around drugs and alcohol anymore, therefore, you have decided to stay away from the people that you hung out with before you went to treatment.
  • While this is an important step, it could very possibly leave you lonely.
  • You should be calling a support group such as us, trusted friends, etc. when you begin feeling the need to have a drink or two of sheer boredom, restlessness and loneliness.
  • A majority of recovering alcoholics do not know how to use their time without indulging.
  • While you acclimatize to a sober life, you can spend your time by finding new friends and taking on new, secure hobbies.
  • You can also re-evaluate how you see yourself if you are able to find a job and this can also encourage you to start making better choices.
  • Look After Yourself
  • The desire to abuse drug or alcohol can be triggered by many things.
  • Something as simple as hunger, loneliness, anger or fatigue can easily trigger a craving when you least expect.
  • You can reduce this risk by taking better care of your mind and body.
  • You can take better care of yourself if you start eating properly, if you get plenty of sleep and if you make a list of sober friends you can trust.
  • Follow Your Relapse Prevention Training
  • During rehabilitation, one of the things that you'll probably work hard on is the mental preparation for dealing with things that may trigger a relapse.
  • You can get yourself out of many situations by using your new knowledge diligently the first year.
  • Former alcoholics are asking for trouble because they ignore the new knowledge and skills and ignore the triggers and situations that may bring about relapse.
  • You should be utilizing your knowledge of relapse awareness because it is an important part of your recovery and the following should be explicit.
  • Don't Go Back To A Complete Abuse If You Make A Mistake And Use Alcohol Again
  • Even those that are extremely committed to recovery can slip into relapse.
  • Don't be too hard on yourself and assume you can't manage just because of a single relapse because to stay clean is something you have to actively commit to for the rest of your life.
  • You shouldn't allow yourself to fall back into addiction which is easy if you allow regret to overwhelm you.
  • Contact us and we will talk about your reasons for using, if you ever slip, as well as what the triggers were and how do you feel now.
  • Take Our Advice
  • We are the specialists in teaching alcoholics how to lead lives without alcohol.
  • Our experience is based on things that worked for others and things that didn't and we have a lot of knowledge on this matter.
  • Think about what we say and hold on to it.
  • We give material, sound advice and our goal is for you to stay sober after leaving rehab.
  • Talk To Your Family
  • An effective way of ensuring that you make healthy choices after treatment is open communication with family.
  • Keep your family informed about how you are feeling.
  • You could be experiencing stress or boredom.
  • Relapse can be triggered by various feelings, even good ones.
  • By having a discussion with your family you are not only developing this relationship but the support they can provide will make it helpful for you to make sound and healthier decisions.
  • Develop A Support Network And Safety Net
  • Immediately after leaving the treatment you should be making a beginning by participating in your aftercare program.
  • You can deal with and resist temptation with the help of aftercare, and programs such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
  • While you will begin to learn from the mistakes, you commit you will also observe and learn from the mistakes committed by others.
  • You will probably be assigned a sponsor, if you go to AA or NA meetings, and you should contact this sponsor every time you are in a position that might lead to relapse.
  • The network will always be available for you to stable you when you begin to stumble or fall.
  • You will find out that you are stronger than you think.
  • Go And Talk With Your Advisor If You Are Still In School
  • It is highly possible that many students have been through the treatment, and it will prove beneficial for you to meet new, clean peers.
  • This is important if you're trying to stay away from old friends who still use.
  • You can learn to live a drug or alcohol free life with the help your new friends.
  • Use The Methods You Were Taught In Rehab
  • While you are in the treatment you get the chance to learn the skills for dealing with the peer pressure and triggers.
  • You need to use these skills and techniques you learned whenever you are faced with temptations.
  • You must do what is good for you and you have been prepared to do it.
  • Call us or your aftercare therapist whenever you feel you need assistance to cope.

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Rehab is not a quick fix because recovery takes time. One of the safest ways to stay sober is to look for aftercare therapy and be committed to it. Having discussions with your family to develop a support team will also prove helpful during your journey. An individualized mix of suggestions plus what you have learned from treatment can give you valuable tools for a great life because no single suggestion can ensure you will always stay clean.


Don't forget, "If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got."