When treatment ends, your new life in recovery is just beginning. Getting back to a substance-free lifestyle after treatment can be a difficult transition. Addiction physically and mentally changes your body and using drugs or alcohol was the number one priority over all other responsibilities. It leaves a significant impact on relationships with loved ones.
Treatment helps you plan for life in recovery. It teaches you how to stay healthy and avoid a relapse. When transitioning to a new lifestyle, apply what you learned in treatment and you can achieve a fulfilling and successful recovery.
Addiction left a void in your life, and now you need to fill that void while staying sober. Find and establish a set of short and long-term goals you want to pursue. Discover a hobby that interests you, or volunteer at an animal shelter. Maybe you want to further your education or get involved in sports. Be sure to get restful sleep, maintain a healthy diet, and exercise on a regular basis.
Aftercare services help you transition into independent, sober living. Clients can receive counseling, group therapy, nutrition planning and a sober mentor. A sober mentor is someone who is available to spend several hours per week with you. A mentor’s responsibilities are tailored to each person’s needs.
Life after treatment can be lonely, scary, and overwhelming. People and places associated with your substance abuse must be avoided. There will always be difficult circumstances in life that can cause intense cravings to use again. In treatment, counselors help you plan strategies to avoid triggers and lessen the risk of relapse. Continue to attend group meetings where you can establish friendships with sober people who can talk to you and be a source of support and encouragement during challenging times.
Starting over after treatment takes a lot of hard work, especially after months or years of addiction. Discover ways to avoid relapse, and live a full life with sustainable relationships and sense of purpose. There are many ways to have fun without addictive substances. In your new sober lifestyle, you can explore the world around you and find the things that are new while nurturing your needs in a productive and healthy way.
Recovery from addiction is possible. If you or a loved one is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, get help today. Nexus Recovery Services specializes in addiction treatment and offers a variety of ways for clients to stay involved, supported, and accountable once treatment is completed. Our mission is to provide tools for short and long-term goals and a seamless transition into a meaningful and fulfilling life without drugs or alcohol. You are not alone. Call now for a free and confidential consultation: 310-881-9151