Prevention is always better than treatment, and former addicts who recognize that they need help and support before they potentially relapse are being incredibly wise.
(PRWEB) February 04, 2014
Former drug and alcohol abuse addicts are urged to read the latest must-read blog post from Best Drug Rehabilitation, which provides some timely and potentially life-saving advice on how to overcome temptations after they leave rehab.
“While each person is unique and faces different circumstances and challenges, overcoming addiction is typically a lifelong effort and one that can be fraught with temptations,” commented Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO. “It’s essential for former addicts to use strategies to resist the urge to fall back into old patterns.”
According to Best Drug Rehabilitation, key strategies to help addicts overcome temptation after they leave rehab include:
- Avoid toxic people, which not only include those who don’t support their sober lifestyle, but those who don’t believe they can remain sober by saying things like “you’ll never kick the habit” or “once a junkie, always a junkie” and so on.
- Explore new interests and hobbies, which can not only provide a welcome alternative to previously unhelpful or unhealthy behaviors (e.g. hanging out with the wrong crowd), but can trigger rewarding new talents. Some examples include art, sports, hiking, gardening, music, and so on.
- Focus on maintaining a healthy diet, which is something that former addicts often struggle with. Getting the right nutrition and enough sleep and exercise can go a long way towards developing a new, better life.
- Plan and schedule activities, which will help avoid situations of anxious idleness – which can be a precursor to activities and behaviors that make relapses more likely.
“While these strategies can be extremely helpful and in some cases life saving, many people may find that they require additional inpatient treatment to help avoid temptation,” added Per Wickstrom. “Prevention is always better than treatment, and former addicts who recognize that they need help and support before they potentially relapse are being incredibly wise.”
The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog entitled “How to Overcome Temptations After Leaving Rehab” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/treatment/how-to-overcome-temptations-after-leaving-rehab/.
For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.
About Best Drug Rehabilitation
Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.