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Remaining Sober Post Rehabilitation

Taking The Steps From Rehab Toward Living Normally


It takes commitment for a person to completely stop the use of drugs in their lives if they have been addicts. Setting goals and adopting healthy hobbies can help you stay clean after you complete rehab.

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

The environment in these facilities is one that can help a person stop the use or even the urge of taking drugs.


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


It is possible for you to attain prevention and coping with the initiators by getting to know them well. This way you can stay clean.


Managing Urges And Triggers Post Rehabilitation

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

After leaving the rehab it becomes easy for the individual to find himself or herself being put in trigger situations or conditions that can spark the thoughts of reverting back to the previous habits.

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


However, there are activities that can divert your attention from the drugs such as:

  • Establish Positive Relationships and Support System
  • Hang out with clean people and your loved ones who are willing to lend you a helping hand in your effort to stay clean.
  • Participate in support groups or have a reliable confidant who will not only police your negative tendencies but also holds you accountable for your actions and commitment.
  • Refresh Your Crowd and Everyday Surroundings
  • Seek the help from friends or families to ensure that your home is sterilized from things that would remind or trigger your addiction tendencies.
  • 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.
  • One is bound to keep off the drugs if they have a plan for their future and will work to achieve it.
  • Go For Check Ups And Counsel Sessions
  • If you have a set of follow-up appointments scheduled with your rehabilitation centre or the doctor you should not be looking to avoid the meetings.
  • It is always challenging to keep going for these appointments but they are very important.
  • Appreciation at every time.
  • Becoming aware of the good things in your life will make you realize that you are indeed lucky, and then you wouldn't want to throw them away.
  • Maintain a personal journal in which each day write five things that made you happy.
  • Replace Bad Habits With New Better Ones
  • Look for a fresh practice that is good and keep doing it over and over again because according to a research documented in the European Journal of Social Psychology, the time for a new practice to be second nature to one is about two months.

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Taking Part In Clean Activities Instead Of Using

You will experience success in withdrawing from the drugs if you engage in new hobbies.

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

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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
  • Involvement in athletics
  • Read
  • Spending time in museum
  • Pursuing a degree or going back to school
  • Learn a new language
  • Gardening
  • Volunteering for community work

Join Social Groups For A Support Feeling

After leaving the rehab, there are many support group that you can register with and continue being clean. Become part of such a group by enrolling into a support group and group therapy.

There are also several avenues providing continuous care and support, like one-to-one therapy and 12-steps meetings.


The Possibility Of Going Out Without Relapsing

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.

Avoiding temptation to drink in social gatherings:

  • Surround yourselves with people that can be trusted and visit the setting with a sober friend.
  • Always go there with a drink devoid of alcohol to keep you busy.
  • 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.

Why It Is Necessary To Get Sober And Remain That Way

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. Embarking on a sober life is definitely worth the difficulty and the reasons go far beyond the physical benefits which will become attainable. These include:

  • Making new and sober friends
  • Spend less money
  • Excitement for life and mental clarity which is enhanced
  • Improved energy to do more
  • Dressing nice and smart
  • Give new hope to other addicts who want to quit

Of all the battles you might fight, overcoming alcohol or substances abuse might be the most difficult. The process will not be fast or seamless, and it is a lifelong commitment. Overpowering situations that are challenging reveals power that you never knew you have when you fight for abstinence.

You need every ounce of strength and positivity in completing this quest to total recovery. Recollection of reasons you decided to stop using at the beginning helps when faced with urges to backslide.