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Staying Sober After Rehab

Taking The Steps From Rehab Toward Living Normally


You might want to celebrate once you achieve sobriety but don't think the job is done, because staying sober is just as difficult as, perhaps even more than, achieving sobriety. Engaging in routine activities and committing to goals are few of the good distractions in order to stay clean from day to day.

In a controlled and supervised rehab centre, it is relatively easier to stay clean and get well.

A rehab centre not only gives you a great chance to achieve sobriety but also equips you with knowledge, tools, and strategies to stay sober once you are back in the real world.


Getting back to your life can be exhilarating after spending considerable time in rehab, but expect new challenges to come your way as you try to stay clean.


Being able to recognize your stressors or triggers proves very helpful in maintaining status quo. Abstinence maintenance is made less difficult by this fact.


Managing Urges And Triggers Post Rehabilitation

The change to normal life after living in a rehab is something that is hard for many people.

Time and again you may encounter situations where your commitment to sobriety is being tested.

Matters like returning to the old neighbourhood, meeting family members or friends, along with certain emotions can trigger the temptations to revert back to using drugs or alcohol.


There are a few methods by which you can avoid or manage these temptations in your everyday life after the rehab such as:

  • Social Backing Should Be Looked For
  • Keeping the right company, that want you to stay clean will help you in achieving a clean life after rehab.
  • Ensure you are part of a local support group on whom you can count for help.
  • Your Atmosphere Should Be Altered
  • Tell your family or friends to help relocate stuffs that can serve as initiators to relapse.
  • Make an attempt to avoid places, which can spark feelings of interest in the use of drugs or alcohol.
  • Define Future Goals
  • You will find yourself better equipped to handle temptations after you have defined what you want to achieve in future.
  • One is bound to keep off the drugs if they have a plan for their future and will work to achieve it.
  • Never Miss Your Follow Up Appointments
  • In case you are supposed to meet your physician or counsellor, ensure you don't miss them.
  • At times, you might want to miss the appointments or handle your affairs on your own, but staying clean is easier when there are professionals giving you support.
  • Take time to appreciate.
  • 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.
  • Five circumstances that bring joy and satisfaction should be documented every passing day.
  • Engage In Positive New Activities And Improve the Old Ones
  • To develop new habits so that you start doing them automatically takes more than 60 days, and therefore you should make efforts to stick with new positive changes you introduce into your life.

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Taking Part In Clean Activities Instead Of Using

It is critical that you replace your old habits with new positive habits, which will be helpful during the recovery.

In the absence of alcohol and other substances, non-indulgent habits can still be interesting.

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Given below are a few examples providing you healthy methods to keep your mind occupied during the transition from rehab:

  • Workout
  • Meditation
  • Sports
  • Reading
  • Visit a shop for arts and crafts
  • Educate yourself
  • Studying a new language
  • Cultivation
  • Volunteer.

Enlist In Community Support Services

Seek for the nearest available support organization in your area and take advantage of the services offered. 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.


Chances Of Partying And Going To Bars Without Touching Alcohol

Temptations are easy to come by during the initial stages after a recovery has been completed, and individuals at this stage will be more vulnerable to succumb to temptation, therefore, it is best completely to avoid getting into situations when the temptations could be triggered. When you are in a place where access to drinks or other possible substances is uninhibited, then you may just well forget about sobriety.

In cases where you are cornered to deal with alcohol, you may just be able to save yourself from it.

Avoiding temptation to drink in social gatherings:

  • Keep yourself accompanied with a trusted confidant.
  • Only pick non-alcoholic beverages and keep them in your hands to keep you occupied.
  • Arrive after schedule and depart before its end, to reduce time spent at the gathering.
  • The moment you feel your resolve is getting a little weaker, get out of the party immediately.

The Benefits Of Getting And Staying Off The Alcohol And Drugs

You can reap a number of his benefits if you decide to stay sober and these can include the improved functionality of your liver and heart along with enhanced performance in your everyday life and their activities and better sleep. 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
  • Clarity in mind and new excitement for life
  • Improved energy to do more
  • Having a positive look
  • Being a mentor for people that are also trying to stop the use of drugs

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. Achieving sobriety will give you new confidence and you will find that you are now able to take challenges under which you used to buckle before.

Rome wasn't built in a day. 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.