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How To Stay Clean After Rehab

Getting Back To Normal After Being An Addict


It takes commitment for a person to completely stop the use of drugs in their lives if they have been addicts. 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.

A rehab centre not only gives you a great chance to achieve sobriety but also equips you with knowledge, tools, and strategies to stay sober once you are back in the real world.


Graduating from rehab can be very encouraging and light yet it also brings new challenges in maintaining the new found sobriety.


The best way to prevent relapse is by recognizing the triggers that might tempt you. Abstinence maintenance is made less difficult by this fact.


Managing Urges And Triggers Post Rehabilitation

The change to normal life after living in a rehab is something that is hard for many people.

After leaving the rehab it becomes easy for the individual to find himself or herself being put in trigger situations or conditions that can spark the thoughts of reverting back to the previous habits.

Finding yourself in old familiar places, situations and people that bring back those negative emotions may drive you back to the old habits.


In order to prevent and deal with promoters of relapse after rehabilitation, the following can be done:

  • Joining Support Groups
  • Those that have been able to maintain abstinence for a long time and also want you to do the same, are individuals you should be socialising with.
  • Participate in support groups or have a reliable confidant who will not only police your negative tendencies but also holds you accountable for your actions and commitment.
  • Make Positive Changes To Your Lifestyle
  • Ensure your house is free of any traces of drugs before you move into it after completing rehab.
  • Make an attempt to avoid places, which can spark feelings of interest in the use of drugs or alcohol.
  • Plans For Your Life
  • When you have a set of goals for the future, it will become much simpler for you to manage the temptations as and when they arise.
  • Staying sober becomes easier when you know and define why you want sobriety and how your life will be richer for it.
  • Don't Miss Group Or Personal Therapy Sessions
  • Make sure to complete all counselling sessions and any post-rehab appointments to keep you in check.
  • It is always challenging to keep going for these appointments but they are very important.
  • Appreciation at every time.
  • It can be easier to recognise the many things that we can be thankful for when we develop a strong appreciation for the life we have been given.
  • Consider beginning a journal of gratitude and write down five moments every day that made you feel happy and fulfilled.
  • Change Your Lifestyle For The Better
  • A study which has been published in the European Journal Of Social Psychology provides information that it can take in excess of two months before a fresh habit can become habitual, and therefore, you will be required to find a new and a positive habit which you enjoy and stay with it without exceptions.

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Keep Clean By Engaging In Sober Activities

It is crucial to change old activities and lifestyles to fresh activities during treatment.

There are a lot of activities and new hobbies that you can take part in when you are living a clean life.

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Listed are suggested activities that keep the boredom and negativity at bay:

  • Running
  • Meditate
  • Take part in games
  • Reading
  • Take part in art works
  • Pursuing a degree or going back to school
  • Learn a new language
  • Plant a garden
  • Volunteering for community work

Join Support Groups That Provide A Community Feel

In your post rehabilitation days, social groups that help to develop you can be found irrespective of your location. These support groups consist of people that share similar experience and recovery journey and being with them will help you a lot.

The 12 stages programs, counselling sessions and Narcotics Anonymous are some of the support groups that you can join today.


The Possibility Of Going Out Without Relapsing

If you've achieved sobriety only recently, staying away from places where you might be tempted to drink is the best policy. When you are in a place where access to drinks or other possible substances is uninhibited, then you may just well forget about sobriety.

In cases where you are cornered to deal with alcohol, you may just be able to save yourself from it.

Methods to Avoid Temptations In Social Settings:

  • Keep yourself accompanied with a trusted confidant.
  • If you get the urge to drink, you can use a drink that is not alcoholic.
  • You can also spend as little time as possible in the gatherings where alcohol is available.
  • At the slightest sign of urge to drink or use, exit the vicinity.

Why It Is Necessary To Get Sober And Remain That Way

Health is one of the primary benefits to keep yourself clean and sober. In addition to that, there are some advantages that you will get and not just for your health. Other benefits of staying sober:

  • 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
  • Being a mentor for people that are also trying to stop the use of drugs

Of all the battles you might fight, overcoming alcohol or substances abuse might be the most difficult. Don't expect a bump-free ride to recovery; you will have to work hard continuously. You reap a sunny disposition and positive outlook in maintaining your commitment to sobriety.

Direction is more important than speed when you start your recovery. Whenever a temptation beholds you strongly, divert your mind and focus on the reasons which encouraged you to become and stay sober in the first place.