How To Stay Sober After Rehab after-rehab

Moving From Rehab To Typical Life


Achieving sobriety after therapy is quite a feat and the real work of staying sober is just only starting. Setting up goals and developing new hobbies are a few methods that can be used during the effort to stay sober.

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.

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 skill and awareness enable you to effectively fight the urges and triggers that draw you every now and then.


Coping With Urges After Rehabilitation

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

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

You will have to go back to the past environment where you used to be an addict and this is what gives you the desire to go back to the drugs or alcohol.


Here are few things you can engage in as distractions to manage triggers

  • 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.
  • Whenever you are faced with enticement, you should look for a person or meeting around you that is accessible.
  • Your Atmosphere Should Be Altered
  • After leaving the facility and before reaching home, you should be asking a loved one or an individual you trust to discard any paraphernalia from your place.
  • You can also keep off environments where there drugs are being sold.
  • Set Objectives For Your Future
  • Some support the idea that setting objectives or new plans for the future could help you become stronger in resisting urges or temptations.
  • It makes sticking to abstinence simpler if there is a deep understanding of the advantages and good effects of being abstinent.
  • Religiously Attend Post-Rehab Treatment Schedules
  • Attendance of clinic visitation with your physician or at the place where you received treatment is important.
  • Always keep in mind that the experience and information you will get from your counsellors will equip you with skills and coping mechanisms that you may not figure on your own.
  • Appreciation at every time.
  • It greatly helps to pay attention and be thankful even to the smallest positive things that you have.
  • Five circumstances that bring joy and satisfaction should be documented every passing day.
  • Create Fresh Healthy Habits, Replace The Old Ones
  • 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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Taking Part In Clean Activities Instead Of Using

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

There are a lot of activities and new hobbies that you can take part in when you are living a clean life.

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

  • Exercise
  • Meditation
  • Take part in games
  • Reading
  • Spending time in museum
  • Go back to school or begin an online course
  • Learn a new language
  • Gardening
  • Volunteer.

Join Support Groups That Provide A Community Feel

It will not be difficult for you to find positive outlets that can provide community and support during your life after the rehab regardless of where you are living. Surround yourselves with these encouraging individuals by joining a support group, attending sessions of counselling and participating in activities, which allow you to meet other people.

The 12 stages programs, counselling sessions and Narcotics Anonymous are some of the support groups that you can join today.


Can You Keep Sober When In The Presence Of Alcohol Or Drugs

If you've achieved sobriety only recently, staying away from places where you might be tempted to drink is the best policy. 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.

Social gatherings are tempting places but you can overcome it in the following ways

  • Try not to go alone; instead take someone who's close to you and who doesn't drink.
  • 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.
  • If you feel that the temptation is getting too much, you can leave that place.

Why You Should Get And Stay Sober

Your health improves in more than one ways when you stay clean; your liver and heart start functioning more effectively and you sleep better. Aside the bodily advantage, a lot more can be gained from abstinence. This include

  • Making new and sober friends
  • Having new investments
  • Enjoyment of living
  • Always having a high life esteem
  • Looking and feeling better
  • Being a mentor for people that are also trying to stop the use of drugs

Of all the battles you might fight, overcoming alcohol or substances abuse might be the most difficult. 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.

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.