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Remaining Sober Post Rehabilitation

Getting Back To Normal After Being An Addict


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.

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.


Getting back to your life can be exhilarating after spending considerable time in rehab, but expect new challenges to come your way as you try to stay clean.


The best way to prevent relapse is by recognizing the triggers that might tempt you. Abstinence maintenance is made less difficult by this fact.


Managing Urges And Triggers Post Rehabilitation

The transition of moving from a supported environment back to normality can be a challenging task for an addict who has recovered.

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.

Finding yourself in old familiar places, situations and people that bring back those negative emotions may drive you back to the old habits.


In order to prevent and deal with promoters of relapse after rehabilitation, the following can be done:

  • Establish Positive Relationships and Support System
  • Surrounding yourselves with sober people along with people who could have your best interests at heart and want to provide you the help needed to become successful.
  • Participate in support groups or have a reliable confidant who will not only police your negative tendencies but also holds you accountable for your actions and commitment.
  • Make Positive Changes To Your Lifestyle
  • You need to change the environment in a way that you don't get the urges to use the drugs again.
  • Any situation that would want to make you reuse must be evaded.
  • Define Future Goals
  • You will find yourself better equipped to handle temptations after you have defined what you want to achieve in future.
  • It provides you with the focus to hold on to when times get rough and makes it easier for you to keep on track.
  • Go For Check Ups And Counsel Sessions
  • Make sure to complete all counselling sessions and any post-rehab appointments to keep you in check.
  • 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.
  • Always be grateful for how far you have come in your recovery journey.
  • Make sure that you are grateful for your life and recognize the efforts you have made to become clean.
  • 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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Join Clean Activities Rather Than Using Addictive Substances

Giving up old habits and forming new, positive ones are essential to staying clean.

Clean activities can be a lot of fun too and you don't need drugs to enjoy a good time.

You can get in touch with us on 0800 246 1509 if you require more help on stopping the use of alcohol or overcoming it after leaving the rehab.


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

  • Physical fitness activities
  • Mind reflections
  • Get involved in sports.
  • Reading
  • Spending time in museum
  • Educate yourself
  • Taking courses in a new language
  • Gardening
  • Volunteering for community work

Register With A Support Group

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.

Other activities that you can pursue are personal therapy sessions, 12-step community sessions, and other alternative support systems.


The Possibility Of Going Out Without Relapsing

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.

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

  • Surround yourselves with people that can be trusted and visit the setting with a sober friend.
  • Always go there with a drink devoid of alcohol to keep you busy.
  • Minimise the time you spend within the party by arriving late or leaving early.
  • Depart immediately if you begin to feel uncomfortable or tempted.

The Benefits Of Getting And Staying Off The Alcohol And Drugs

Your health improves in more than one ways when you stay clean; your liver and heart start functioning more effectively and you sleep better. Embarking on a sober life is definitely worth the difficulty and the reasons go far beyond the physical benefits which will become attainable. This include:

  • The company of good friends and family
  • Saving money
  • A clear and positive outlook
  • More energy to do things
  • Look and feel healthy
  • Give new hope to other addicts who want to quit

Giving up an addiction, whether of alcohol or any other drug, is the most difficult thing. It certain that it is not a straightforward and easy process. 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.

Rome wasn't built in a day. 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.