It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. You’re completely detoxed from a harmful substance and you’ve completed substance abuse treatment. The next step is life after rehab. Adjusting to sober post-rehab life can be quite the challenge.

Recovery is a life-long journey, and knowing how to shape your success after rehab is critical. Keep reading to learn about post-rehab dos and don’ts so that you can continue to work toward your goal of sobriety.

Do Continue Going to Support Groups

Just because you’ve completed an addiction treatment program doesn’t mean that you should go at it alone. There will be days when you face triggers and high levels of stress that may cause you to think about relapsing. This is when you want to attend a local support group to get the mental and emotional strength you need to stay on the right path.

Rehab facilities, churches, and recreation centers host addiction support groups on a weekly, if not a daily, basis. When you’re facing a bump in the road, don’t think twice about heading to a support group.

Don’t Push Triggers Aside

During drug rehabilitation, you were shielded from common triggers, but, once you’re out in the real world again, you will face a wide range of triggers that may put you in a situation that leaves you vulnerable to relapsing. Common triggers to avoid include:

  • High levels of stress
  • Toxic friends
  • Certain events and locations (i.e., bars, clubs, etc.)

While triggers can happen unexpectedly, it’s best to have a plan to avoid them. For example, you may need to make new friends and find new social activities, especially if your old friends still use or may encourage you to do so. By having a plan to avoid triggers, you can greatly minimize the risk of relapsing.

Do Set Goals

It can be hard to see the big picture and to maintain a positive outlook. One of the best ways to shape your path to recovery is to set short- and long-term goals. By having goals to work toward, you can continue to grow and adapt. Maybe your goal is to start crossing items off of your bucket list or making a positive action every single day.

Goal-setting will keep you on the right path, long after addiction treatment has ended.

Don’t Underestimate Addiction

Facing real life again after completing an addiction treatment program is a huge accomplishment. Chances are you feel much more confident in who you are and your strength to never return to the person you were. However, don’t underestimate the power of addiction. While you may no longer be addicted, you will always be an addict. Addiction is a disease that can quickly creep back into your life, especially during stressful times. Follow your recovery program every single day. Attend support groups. Get involved with your local community.

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Holistic Addiction Treatment at BlueCrest Recovery Center

There are many rehab facilities to choose from, but, for quality treatment, look no further than but BlueCrest Recovery Center. We believe in using a holistic approach to treating addiction. Not only do we offer outpatient detox and an intensive outpatient program, but we also offer a variety of other treatment programs, including behavioral health counseling, art therapy, and family therapy. It’s never too late for a new beginning. Restore hope and restore your life by undergoing a drug rehabilitation program at BlueCrest Recovery Center. Call us today at (973) 298-5776 to learn more about admission and financing options.

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