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Staying Sober After Rehab

Getting Back To Normal After Being An Addict


It takes commitment for a person to completely stop the use of drugs in their lives if they have been addicts. Identifying new activities to do will help a person keep away from the drugs.

It is way easier for a person to withdrawal from the drugs if they are in a rehab facility because they will be monitored there.

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


Graduating from rehab can be very encouraging and light yet it also brings new challenges in maintaining the new found sobriety.


However, people get to learn about the best ways through which they can live a clean lifestyle after rehab even when they face the desires to use the drugs again. This skill and awareness enable you to effectively fight the urges and triggers that draw you every now and then.


Managing Urges And Triggers Post Rehabilitation

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

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.

Company of old acquaintances, being in the midst of old surroundings, and specific emotions might lure you into reaching out for the substance to which you were earlier addicted to.


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

  • Finding A Solid 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.
  • Whenever you are faced with enticement, you should look for a person or meeting around you that is accessible.
  • 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.
  • You can also keep off environments where there drugs are being sold.
  • Set Goals For The Future
  • It makes it less difficult to resist when enticed if there are objectives to follow.
  • It makes sticking to abstinence simpler if there is a deep understanding of the advantages and good effects of being abstinent.
  • Go For Check Ups And Counsel Sessions
  • In case you are supposed to meet your physician or counsellor, ensure you don't miss them.
  • It is always challenging to keep going for these appointments but they are very important.
  • Take time to appreciate.
  • It greatly helps to pay attention and be thankful even to the smallest positive things that you have.
  • You can keep a journal of your life's journey throughout the days that you have left the rehab facility.
  • 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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Join Clean Activities Rather Than Using Addictive Substances

It is crucial to change old activities and lifestyles to fresh activities during treatment.

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

If you are wondering whether you should be going back to the rehab or feel a need for some help to stay on a sober path after the rehab, please contact us now on 0800 246 1509 for the help you need.


You can keep yourself mentally busy with these positive activities to stay clean after rehab:

  • Workout
  • Meditation
  • Take part in games
  • Read
  • Developing a hobby on crafts or art
  • Go back to school or begin an online course
  • Learn a new language
  • Cultivation
  • Offer humanitarian services

Enlist In Community Support Services

In your post rehabilitation days, social groups that help to develop you can be found irrespective of your location. Involvement in jobs and hobbies with like minds, participation in social meetings, going for psychological consultations enables you to keep inspiring people within reach.

Participation in numerous types of continuing care, which include therapy, check-ups, 12-step meetings and alternative support groups is also recommended.


The Possibility Of Going Out Without Relapsing

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.

You can, however, resist this temptation when you are in such kind of an environment.

Avoiding Triggers in Social Functions

  • Keep yourself accompanied with a trusted confidant.
  • Drink beverages free of alcohol and keep a glass of such a drink in your hand all the time.
  • Arrive later and/or leave earlier to shorten your stay at the party.
  • Depart immediately if you begin to feel uncomfortable or tempted.

The Advantages To Be Derived From Getting And Staying Clean

Your general well being will be improved when you start being sober. Embarking on a sober life is definitely worth the difficulty and the reasons go far beyond the physical benefits which will become attainable. One should maintain sobriety for these additional purposes:

  • The company of good friends and family
  • Having new investments
  • Living a happy and amazing life
  • Improved energy to do more
  • Look and feel healthy
  • Give new hope to other addicts who want to quit

Giving up an addiction, whether of alcohol or any other drug, is the most difficult thing. It certain that it is not a straightforward and easy process. 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.

Every journey always begins with a small step in the right direction. Recollection of reasons you decided to stop using at the beginning helps when faced with urges to backslide.