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Staying Clean After 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. Identifying new activities to do will help a person keep away from the drugs.

An atmosphere with good social backing that enables users to maintain abstinence by encouragement of security and contentment is the rehabilitation centre.

It offers a safe and conducive environment to heal and recover from addiction.


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.


Being able to recognize your stressors or triggers proves very helpful in maintaining status quo. This skill and awareness enable you to effectively fight the urges and triggers that draw you every now and then.


Managing Urges And Triggers Post 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.

Matters like returning to the old neighbourhood, meeting family members or friends, along with certain emotions can trigger the temptations to revert back to using drugs or alcohol.


There are a few methods by which you can avoid or manage these temptations in your everyday life after the rehab such as:

  • Establish A Support System
  • Keeping the right company, that want you to stay clean will help you in achieving a clean life after rehab.
  • 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.
  • Any situation that would want to make you reuse must be evaded.
  • Set Objectives For Your Future
  • You will find yourself better equipped to handle temptations after you have defined what you want to achieve in future.
  • Staying sober becomes easier when you know and define why you want sobriety and how your life will be richer for it.
  • Never Miss Your Follow Up Appointments
  • Make sure that you continue going for counselling even after you have left the rehab.
  • Help from doctors and rehabilitation centres are important to sustain abstinence although sometimes they seem like lots of stress and you might be tempted to skip.
  • Always be grateful for how far you have come in your recovery journey.
  • 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.
  • Replace Bad Habits With New Better 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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Partake In Sober Activities Instead Of Using

You will experience success in withdrawing from the drugs if you engage in new hobbies.

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.


You can keep yourself mentally busy with these positive activities to stay clean after rehab:

  • Exercise
  • Mind reflections
  • Take part in games
  • Read
  • Take part in art works
  • Go back to school or begin an online course
  • Learn a new language
  • Plant a garden
  • Volunteering for community work

Enlist In Community Support Services

Nearly in every city and locality, several local groups offer support to people on their way to recovery. Become part of such a group by enrolling into a support group and group therapy.

There are also several avenues providing continuous care and support, like one-to-one therapy and 12-steps meetings.


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. 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.

However, there can be situations when some type of alcohol use will become inevitable [like for example a family holiday party] and they are certain steps which you can take that can ease the situation for you.

Avoiding Triggers in Social Functions

  • Keep yourself accompanied with a trusted confidant.
  • Have in hand a non-alcoholic beverage which will keep your senses occupied.
  • Arrive later and/or leave earlier to shorten your stay at the party.
  • The moment you feel your resolve is getting a little weaker, get out of the party immediately.

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. In addition to that, there are some advantages that you will get and not just for your health. This include:

  • Getting to meet new abstinent people
  • Spend less money
  • Clarity in mind and new excitement for life
  • Always having a high life esteem
  • Having a positive look
  • Serving as a positive source of inspiration and energy for other people who are currently battling addiction

It is challenging to withdraw from the use of alcohol. It is a one step at a time undertaking: It is one decision that you will need more time to achieve. You reap a sunny disposition and positive outlook in maintaining your commitment to sobriety.

Rome wasn't built in a day. Keep your focus on the ultimate prize of sobriety no matter what is thrown your way.