You’ve worked hard to complete rehab and emerge into your new life transformed. Right now, you’re committed to never going back to life before, a life of active addiction. You see the opportunity and expansion of life that awaits you on the recovery path. But do you have a plan for maintaining sobriety after rehab?
We’re all human. We all have those days when commitment wavers. When real-life comes knocking on your door, know there are some practical strategies you can use to keep your resolve and stay sober. Solution Based Treatment & Detox is here to help you stay sober every step of the way.
Stick with Your Treatment Plan
Your individualized treatment plan is your roadmap for recovery. It usually starts in detox, followed by a partial hospitalization program (PHP). A residential program usually comes next. After that comes intensive outpatient (IOP), followed by aftercare programs. This progression is based on personal progress and the recommendations of your therapists.
Each step in this journey gets you closer to managing your addiction on your own. Each level pushes you to grow a little more while providing you with the care and support you need for each stage of the journey.
Take Care of Yourself Mentally
In rehab, you learn the importance of self-care and develop skills to manage your mental health and life effectively. After rehab, it’s vital to continue applying what you’ve learned to maintain your mental and physical well-being. This may include strategies such as:
- Meeting with someone weekly for talk therapy sessions
- Refilling mental health prescriptions
- Practicing mindfulness and meditation
- Attending to your diet and physical activity needs
- Listening to emotions before they fester into more intense emotions
- Finding activities that bring you to life
- Letting go of toxic relationships
Get Involved with a 12-Step Group
People usually begin the 12 Steps in rehab. But completing them takes years. Connecting with others in a 12-Step group one or more times a week can help you stay on track as you proceed through each step.
You can gain inspiration from the Big Book, commonly used in Alcoholics Anonymous. And you’ll hear real stories from the people around you to stay motivated to achieve your own recovery goals.
Take Advantage of Aftercare Programs Available to You
Rehab centers should understand the importance of continued care and support as you re-enter daily life and find your new normal. They often offer various aftercare services and alumni events in which you’ll want to take part.
Build a New Social Life
Chances are you’ve had to let go of some toxic relationships as you’ve emerged into your new life in recovery. But people need people. You need to feel connected and have others you can talk with authentically about your feelings and choices. There was a time in your life when the weekend rolling around meant partying and using. But that was your old life.
Now, after rehab, it’s essential to have people you can enjoy life with who share your goals of living a fulfilling life in recovery.
Finding a Strong Sober Community
Finding a strong sober community in your area is essential to sticking with sobriety after rehab. The more robust and active this community, the more connected and inspired you’ll feel to continue your recovery journey.
Sticking with Sobriety After Rehab
Solution Based Treatment understands that sobriety is a journey best traveled together. It takes a lifetime of commitment, and we all need a little support sometimes. So Solutions Based Treatment doesn’t just do rehab. They’ve built one of the strongest and most active post-rehab sobriety communities in the nation.
They’re not just here to offer you short-term rehabs services like:
- Detox program
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program
- Mental health services
- Sober living
- Aftercare programs
A strong sober community will want to stick with you for the long-haul and make you a part of their established and growing sober community. If you’re looking for a better way to maintain sobriety after rehab, call them at 833.999.1941 to learn more about their programs.