It’s been a long road to recovery, but you’ve stayed faithful and now it’s time for you to re-enter society completely drug free. Of course you are anxious about the life that awaits you on the other side of the rehabilitation center, and I’m sure you have doubts about whether or not you have what it takes to keep your sobriety. Don’t panic! In the past few months you have developed as an individual and learned profound skills that you can put into practice in your transformed life. Highlighted below are a few pointers that will make your transition less stressful.
Your road to recovery has taught you things about yourself that you may not have even known. You have a new understanding of your limits, boundaries, and the strength of your will power. In an effort to avoid relapse you distance yourself from old habits, but that can leave you feeling bored and lonely. So now what? Take this time to rediscover yourself and get in tune with your body. The duration of your addiction took a serious toll on your body, so now is the time to truly take care of yourself and appreciate your body in doing so. Things like eating right, getting enough sleep, and practicing other healthy habits can put you back in sync with your body, both mentally and physically. Another important factor in your new life is your ability to stay busy. Try finding safe hobbies that allow you to experience a different kind of fun like volunteering, exercising, finding a new job, or taking up an instrument. It is key to foster as much positive energy as you can each and every day.
It is said that your first 90 days after rehab are the most challenging. You may indeed be a changed man or woman, but the temptation of your old lifestyle is literally waiting at your doorstep. It is essential to your newly sober life that you cut ties with the negativity in your environment. This can range from dissociating yourself from certain friends and family members to moving to a new place to go along with the new you. Another critical part of your new-found sobriety is your support system. Most rehabilitation programs provide services like 12-step programs, group meetings, and other counseling sessions that give you an outlet to express the truth about your progress, and keep you focused on continuing in the right direction.
You are probably familiar with support groups such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA), or Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Groups like these allow you to tap into a network of people with similar pasts whom are all seeking to overcome their challenges with addiction. Connecting with a support group will not only benefit you, but it provides you with the opportunity to help someone else. Some research even suggest that helping someone else can be an essential part of your personal recovery process. Because you are familiar with the struggles of achieving sobriety, you understand the elements that someone in that position can benefit from which will ultimately help you form healthy relationships.
Recovery In Tune is more than a drug rehabilitation center – it’s a family of experienced individuals who have compassion and understanding for your unique situation. Our drug treatment program will not only give you the skills to get sober, but we will provide you with the confidence to keep your sobriety. Keep in mind that recovery takes time, and contact us if you or someone you know can benefit from joining our family and working toward a better you.