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Staying Clean After Rehabilitation

From The Treatment Centre And Back To Reality


Achieving sobriety after therapy is quite a feat and the real work of staying sober is just only starting. Engaging in routine activities and committing to goals are few of the good distractions in order to stay clean from day to day.

An atmosphere with good social backing that enables users to maintain abstinence by encouragement of security and contentment is the rehabilitation centre.

Rehab can provide a great foundation for security along with the tools that are required to heal and cope even after the individual has left the facility.


It may be demanding to adapt to living in abstinence outside the centre even when leaving the centre is interesting.


Being able to recognize your stressors or triggers proves very helpful in maintaining status quo. This skill and awareness enable you to effectively fight the urges and triggers that draw you every now and then.


Avoiding Temptations After Coming Out Of Rehab

Transitioning from rehab back to normal daily life can be challenging.

One constantly gets more desires to use the drugs after they have left rehab.

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


However, there are activities that can divert your attention from the drugs such as:

  • Establish Positive Relationships and Support System
  • Keeping the right company, that want you to stay clean will help you in achieving a clean life after rehab.
  • Locate a support group within your area or even someone you can rely upon to call when you feel the temptations again.
  • Refresh Your Crowd and Everyday Surroundings
  • Tell your family or friends to help relocate stuffs that can serve as initiators to relapse.
  • Manage to stay away or redesign rooms or places to avoid rekindling old feelings that may trigger your substance abuse.
  • 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.
  • It provides you with the focus to hold on to when times get rough and makes it easier for you to keep on track.
  • Scheduled Meetings Must Be Attended
  • If you have a set of follow-up appointments scheduled with your rehabilitation centre or the doctor you should not be looking to avoid the meetings.
  • Help from doctors and rehabilitation centres are important to sustain abstinence although sometimes they seem like lots of stress and you might be tempted to skip.
  • Take time to appreciate.
  • 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.
  • Five circumstances that bring joy and satisfaction should be documented every passing day.
  • Replace Bad Habits With New Better Ones
  • The change of lifestyle can take sometime to fully get the groove of it but it's all worth it in the end.

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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.

Clean activities can be a lot of fun too and you don't need drugs to enjoy a good time.

If you are wondering whether you should be going back to the rehab or feel a need for some help to stay on a sober path after the rehab, please contact us now on 0800 246 1509 for the help you need.


The following are some of the things you can take part in:

  • Physical fitness activities
  • Meditate
  • Sports
  • Studying
  • Take part in art works
  • Join online classes
  • Learn a new language
  • Gardening
  • Help in communal activities

Seek Outlets That Provide A Community Sense

In your post rehabilitation days, social groups that help to develop you can be found irrespective of your location. Mingle with positive people and sign up for personal or group discussions.

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


Partying Around Drugs And Alcohol While Remaining In Control

Those that are freshly out of rehab should totally run from enticing atmosphere because they do not have strong resolutions like those that have achieved abstinence for quite sometimes. 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.

Social gatherings are tempting places but you can overcome it in the following ways:

  • Try not to go alone; instead take someone who's close to you and who doesn't drink.
  • Drink beverages free of alcohol and keep a glass of such a drink in your hand all the time.
  • Arrive after schedule and depart before its end, to reduce time spent at the gathering.
  • If you feel that the temptation is getting too much, you can leave that place.

Why It Is Important To Get And Remain Clean

Better state of the circulatory and hepatic systems, abundance of energy, and ability to rest well are some of the numerous health merits. However, more than your health are other important things that contribute to your well-being as a person. Other benefits of staying sober:

  • Making new and sober friends
  • Spend less money
  • Enjoyment of living
  • Improved energy to do more
  • Physical and mental improvements
  • Give new hope to other addicts who want to quit

Perhaps saying that bouncing back and getting well from addiction is a very daunting task could be an understatement. It certain that it is not a straightforward and easy process. Overpowering situations that are challenging reveals power that you never knew you have when you fight for abstinence.

Direction is more important than speed when you start your recovery. When you begin to feel the temptations to revert back to your old habits, you must make an effort to remember why you wanted to achieve sobriety in the first place.