How To Stay Sober After Rehab after-rehab

Moving From Rehab To Typical Life


It takes commitment for a person to completely stop the use of drugs in their lives if they have been addicts. Creation of novel leisure activities and establishment of targets help maintain abstinence.

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

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 normal life sometimes becomes challenging after a person leaves the rehab clean.


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

Transitioning from rehab back to normal daily life can be challenging.

Once you are back in the real world, time and again triggers and situations that pushed you toward the path of addiction might confront you again.

Enticement may arise from some feelings you may have on getting back to your formal routines and meeting loved ones.


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

  • Establish Positive Relationships and Support System
  • Find yourself among positive friends and loved ones who genuinely care for your welfare.
  • Locate a support group within your area or even someone you can rely upon to call when you feel the temptations again.
  • Make Positive Changes To Your Lifestyle
  • Seek the help from friends or families to ensure that your home is sterilized from things that would remind or trigger your addiction tendencies.
  • Don't go near places which make you want to use the addicted substance again.
  • Commit To Realistic And Achievable Goals
  • When you have a set of goals for the future, it will become much simpler for you to manage the temptations as and when they arise.
  • It provides you with the focus to hold on to when times get rough and makes it easier for you to keep on track.
  • Don't Miss Group Or Personal Therapy Sessions
  • Attendance of clinic visitation with your physician or at the place where you received treatment is important.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Consider beginning a journal of gratitude and write down five moments every day that made you feel happy and fulfilled.
  • Change Your Lifestyle For The Better
  • The change of lifestyle can take sometime to fully get the groove of it but it's all worth it in the end.

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Join Clean Activities Rather Than Using Addictive Substances

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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The following are some of the things you can take part in

  • Running
  • Refection
  • Sports
  • Reading
  • Take part in art works
  • Join online classes
  • Learn a new language
  • Cultivation
  • Volunteering for community work

Join Social Groups For A Support Feeling

Nearly in every city and locality, several local groups offer support to people on their way to recovery. Become part of such a group by enrolling into a support group and group therapy.

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


The Ability To Be Around Drugs And Alcohol Without Falling Into Old Habits

This could just be one of the trigger situations that could test your control where it is best to just skip altogether. The urge to drink can overpower someone and make them relapse on their recovery.

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.

What to do to resist urges in social gatherings

  • Try not to go alone; instead take someone who's close to you and who doesn't drink.
  • Drink beverages free of alcohol and keep a glass of such a drink in your hand all the time.
  • Avoid spending a lot of time in such a setting.
  • 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

Better state of the circulatory and hepatic systems, abundance of energy, and ability to rest well are some of the numerous health merits. Aside the bodily advantage, a lot more can be gained from abstinence. This include

  • Make new, clean friends
  • Spend less money
  • A clear and positive outlook
  • Improved energy to do more
  • Having a positive look
  • Becoming an example and a source of anticipation for others who could be struggling with an addiction

Recovering from an addiction of drugs or alcohol could be one of the hardest things you will ever have to overcome. The process will not be fast or seamless, and it is a lifelong commitment. 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.

Direction is more important than speed when you start your recovery. When you begin to feel the temptations to revert back to your old habits, you must make an effort to remember why you wanted to achieve sobriety in the first place.