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10 Tips For Staying Alcohol Free After Rehab At Berkshire In Alcohol Rehab Berkshire

Having gone through rehab you are now joining the larger society. You fell into anxious thoughts when you try to speculate how your life will be now.


You are looking forward to remaining free from alcohol but are aware that the chances of relapse are just around the corner. In order to ensure abstinence from alcohol and drugs that are a number of things you can do.

  • Find And Stay In Aftercare
  • If you are focused to aftercare in a serious and continuing manner, you will find the support you require to remain sober.
  • Not only will an aftercare program keep you grounded, it will also help you to stay focused on getting better.
  • Relapse can be accurately predicted due to overconfidence and minimising aftercare.
  • The greatest success rate of sobriety is found in those that are realistic and seek aftercare therapy.
  • Keep Busy
  • You had made a commitment to yourself not to hang around with people that you earlier were friends with before you embarked upon a journey to a treatment because you do not want to be close to alcohol or drugs.
  • While this is an important step, it could very possibly leave you lonely.
  • When the temptation to use drugs or alcohol is high as a result of this loneliness, you should seek out someone to talk to in your support group.
  • A number of former alcoholics have no idea how to manage their time without consuming alcohol.
  • It is helpful to get new friends and get into new and safe recreational activities to pass time as you work to maintain sobriety.
  • Also, you can improve your confidence when you make smart choices if you find a job that can keep you occupied.
  • Look After Yourself
  • There are a number of things, which can trigger a craving.
  • You can begin to crave for alcohol when you are hungry, angry, lonely or tired even when it is least expected.
  • Looking after your physical and emotional well being will help minimize risk.
  • Taking healthy meals, sleeping enough and keeping to drug free and trusted loved ones will support your effort to look after yourself.
  • Follow Your Relapse Prevention Training
  • Having put in a lot of effort while in treatment, you will be mentally ready for the different circumstances that could result in relapse.
  • You will see that you can overcome many problems if you use this fresh experience rigorously the first year.
  • Former addicts who decide to ignore the new knowledge and skills which also make them ignore the triggers and situations that may bring about relapse, and they are definitely asking for trouble.
  • An important key to recovery is your knowledge of relapse awareness and it should be followed explicitly.
  • Should You Trip And Drink Again, Avoid Going Back To Full Abuse
  • Even the most focused and dedicated recovering individuals can fall into relapse.
  • Staying clean can be a program of action and a lifelong commitment, and if a relapse happens, do not come down so hard on yourself that you admit defeat.
  • The feelings of regret can be powerful, but you must not at any cost fall back on your destructive habits.
  • If you relapse, give us a call to discuss why you slipped, the trigger that got to you and the emotions you are experiencing.
  • Listen To The Suggestions From Us
  • We help people recovering from alcohol abuse to learn how to live without drinking.
  • We have vast experience and resources which allows us to know what works and what does not.
  • Remember everything that we say and take it to heart.
  • The advice that we'll provide you with is reliable and can go a long way in helping you to stay clean.
  • Talk To Your Loved Ones
  • An effective way of ensuring that you make healthy choices after treatment is open communication with family.
  • Your family should be aware of how you're feeling.
  • Maybe you are lonely or stressed or bored.
  • Every feeling, including the best ones can trigger a relapse.
  • By having a discussion with your family you are not only developing this relationship but the support they can provide will make it helpful for you to make sound and healthier decisions.
  • Develop A Support System And Safety Net
  • You should begin to participate in your aftercare program as soon as you leave treatment.
  • AA or Alcoholics Anonymous and NA or Narcotics Anonymous are some aftercare programs that will help you avoid triggers and temptations.
  • You can also use the experience to learn from other people's mistakes as well as your own.
  • You will most likely get a sponsor if you attend AA or NA. And you can call the sponsor whenever you find yourself in a situation that tempts you.
  • In case you slip up and fall, your support system will be there to catch you.
  • You will find out that you are stronger than you think.
  • If You Are In School, Go And Speak To Your Advisor
  • You can meet new, clean peers by getting in touch with the students that have been to treatment.
  • You do not want to be around the people who are still using such as your friends.
  • You can learn to live a drug or alcohol free life with the help your new friends.
  • Utilize Methods Learnt During Rehab
  • The techniques and skills to deal with triggers and peer pressure are taught in rehab.
  • Use the skills and any other which you may have learned to help you deal with situations that are tempting.
  • Having practiced in rehab you now need to apply them to the best of your ability.
  • If you find a need for more help with coping with you can definitely call us or your aftercare counsellor.

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Rehab cannot be considered as a quick fix because the recovery will take time. Seeking and remaining dedicated to the aftercare therapy is one of the best options for you to remain clean. Your road to sobriety can also become easier if you communicate with your family and if you create a support system. An individualized mix of suggestions plus what you have learned from treatment can give you valuable tools for a great life because no single suggestion can ensure you will always stay clean.


Remember that, ''Doing the same thing will always yield the same results." If you want change, you have to embrace change.