While you are going through a drug rehab treatment program, you will be introduced to many different skills and strategies that can help you be successful in your new life without drugs. Here are some things to do after drug rehab treatment that may help you be a little more secure in your recovery.
Make a New Friend
Now you are clean and sober and you need to make a new circle of friends that do not spend their time using drugs. If the only friends you socialize with are drug friends, it is only a matter of time before you will be sucked back into that life. Save yourself the temptation by getting a new group of friends that are substance free.
Move to a New Location
This can also be valid, if your address was the one hosting all the drug parties. While you are recovering, you do not need any blasts from the past stopping by and triggering those old memories that you have worked too hard to put behind you. Relocating to a new place to live will reinforce your new life and fresh start.
Whatever program you are involved in, it is important that you follow through on your meetings and therapy. Ongoing treatment can help you address triggers, handle issues associated with family and set goals and map out a plan for your future.
Find Mental Wellness Center
Depression, sadness and nervousness can increase until relapse is inevitable. It is crucial to your continued sober success that you find a way to keep your mental wellness positive. There are many outlets for keeping your mental health positive such as spending time in meditation, yoga, or just taking a daily walk.
Participate in a Support Group
For many people participating in a support, be it 12 steps or a non 12 step group, helps them stay focused and positive. It also gives them an opportunity to make new friends, engage in activities that can help them be successful and to possibly help others who are trying to stay positive and stay sober.
The best way to avoid a relapse it to be consciously aware of your thoughts, feelings and activities and know that when you find yourself on shaky ground, call a support friend, attend a meeting, or do something positive to change your attitude.