Achieving sobriety is definitely an accomplishment which is incredible. However, remaining sober is another challenge by itself. Identifying new activities to do will help a person keep away from the drugs.
In a controlled and supervised rehab centre, it is relatively easier to stay clean and get well.
Provision of opportunities of restoration and survival and a strong background of safety are provided by rehabilitation that keeps one going while at home.
Moving on from rehab can bring along several new challenges when an effort is made to learn how to navigate an absolutely fresh and a sober lifestyle and this is although the individual could be overcome by excitement because of the movement.
Fortunately, the help received to recognise temptations, which may be faced after leaving the rehab facility provides the education needed with the methods needed to avoid or manage these triggers. This will enable them to stay away from drugs forever.
Avoiding Temptations After Coming Out Of Rehab
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.
However, there are activities that can divert your attention from the drugs such as:
Social Backing Should Be Looked For
Those that have been able to maintain abstinence for a long time and also want you to do the same, are individuals you should be socialising with.
You can also join the groups in your locality.
Refresh Your Crowd and Everyday Surroundings
Ensure your house is free of any traces of drugs before you move into it after completing rehab.
You can also keep off environments where there drugs are being sold.
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
In case you are supposed to meet your physician or counsellor, ensure you don't miss them.
The temptation to skip the meetings or beginning to feel that you can handle matters yourselves will certainly be there, but it will be easier to keep away or manage temptations when you receive health and support from the professionals who guided you in the first place.
Find a reason every day to be thankful for the accomplishment you have achieved.
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.
Maintain a personal journal in which each day write five things that made you happy.
Engage In Positive New Activities And Improve 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.
It is critical that you replace your old habits with new positive habits, which will be helpful during the recovery.
Clean activities can be a lot of fun too and you don't need drugs to enjoy a good time.
For help with staying sober post rehab, or if you need to go back, contact us on 0800 772 3971.
You can keep yourself mentally busy with these positive activities to stay clean after rehab:
Involvement in athletics
Artistry place visitation
Join online classes
Learn a new language
Take up farming
Help in communal activities
Enlist In Community Support Services
In your post rehabilitation days, social groups that help to develop you can be found irrespective of your location. These support groups consist of people that share similar experience and recovery journey and being with them will help you a lot.
Other activities that you can pursue are personal therapy sessions, 12-step community sessions, and other alternative support systems.
Chances Of Partying And Going To Bars Without Touching Alcohol
It may be challenging for a person who has just left rehab to resist the temptation to drink a little when they are in a bar. It will be difficult for newcomers completely to stop thinking about their old habits and therefore, the problem of resisting a temptation can be challenging.
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.
Avoiding Triggers in Social Functions
Keep yourself accompanied with a trusted confidant.
Only pick non-alcoholic beverages and keep them in your hands to keep you occupied.
Arrive later and/or leave earlier to shorten your stay at the party.
In cases where you find the urges to grow stronger, it is best to leave and find a sober place.
Why You Should Get And Stay Sober
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. Other benefits of staying sober:
Getting to meet new abstinent people
Excitement for life and mental clarity which is enhanced
Improved energy to do more
Physical and mental improvements
Give new hope to other addicts who want to quit
Perhaps saying that bouncing back and getting well from addiction is a very daunting task could be an understatement. The devotion and struggle might be throughout one's life: it is never simple and fast. 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. Recollection of reasons you decided to stop using at the beginning helps when faced with urges to backslide.