While getting sober is an enormous, life-changing accomplishment that should be celebrated, the fact is that it’s one step of the recovery process.
(PRWEB) May 13, 2014
Best Drug Rehabilitation, which 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, is focusing on continuing recovery after rehab is completed in its latest blog post.
“While getting sober is an enormous, life-changing accomplishment that should be celebrated, the pragmatic fact is that it’s one step of the recovery process; albeit the most important one,” commented Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO. “And that’s why former addicts need to prepare themselves for challenges, stressors and triggers that they’ll face; sometimes on a daily basis. They need to learn how to face old temptations with new strategies, and it’s our hope that this latest blog post will shed some basic insight on how to make that happen.”
According to the Best Drug Rehabilitation blog post, individuals who are concerned about their ability to remain sober should consider the following:
- Determine whether a Halfway House might help. A Halfway House is an ideal setting that provides individuals with a safe and structured place to stay as they transition from in-patient treatment to their own homes. They’ll get much-needed counselling, advice and guidance, and can draw strength from other recovering addicts who are traveling on the same journey back to lasting sobriety.
- Create a realistic action plan that maps out the future in 30-day segments. Many recovering addicts claim to have a plan, but it’s often either unrealistic, or it’s too future-oriented and focuses on years from now vs. the next month.
- Surround themselves with positive influences. This cannot be stressed enough, as the company that people keep has an enormous impact on not just what they do, but how they think, how they feel, and how they view themselves and others. It’s essential for recovering addicts to seek out and cultivate a social network of people who are going to support them on their journey, and steer clear of those who may pull them back into addiction.
- Continue with after-care therapy sessions. Individuals can ask their family doctor for recommendations, or if they’ve graduated from an in-patient treatment facility, they will likely have this support system in place far in advance of returning to their normal lives.
- Cultivate new, healthy hobbies that may include gardening, artistry, music, martial arts, and the list goes on. Yoga and exercise (provided that it’s conducted with their doctor’s approval) are also excellent ways for recovering addicts to stay busy and get healthy at the same time.
- Find a support group. Many former addicts are profoundly helped by their support groups, which may be exclusively geared towards people recovering from addiction, or may be more generalized and embrace individuals who are trying to re-build their lives after a tragedy, event or other difficult circumstance. Furthermore, support groups help people give back to others, which in some ways can be even more inspiring and healing than receiving help.
The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog entitled “Continuing Recovery after Rehab is Completed” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/addiction/continuing-recovery-after-rehab-is-completed/
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.
Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/.