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Staying Clean After Rehabilitation

The Transition Between Rehabilitation And General Life


It is more difficult remaining abstinent for long even after doing a great work to reach the level of abstinence. Setting goals and adopting healthy hobbies can help you stay clean after you complete rehab.

It is easier to stay clean in a rehab centre because the environment is controlled, devoid of any factors that had earlier pushed toward addiction.

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.


It is possible for you to attain prevention and coping with the initiators by getting to know them well. This way you can stay clean.


Coping With Urges After Rehabilitation

The transition of moving from a supported environment back to normality can be a challenging task for an addict who has recovered.

Once you are back in the real world, time and again triggers and situations that pushed you toward the path of addiction might confront you again.

Enticement may arise from some feelings you may have on getting back to your formal routines and meeting loved ones.


There are a few methods by which you can avoid or manage these temptations in your everyday life after the rehab such as:

  • Establish Positive Relationships and Support System
  • Hang out with clean people and your loved ones who are willing to lend you a helping hand in your effort to stay clean.
  • Locate a support group within your area or even someone you can rely upon to call when you feel the temptations again.
  • Your Atmosphere Should Be Altered
  • Ensure your house is free of any traces of drugs before you move into it after completing rehab.
  • Don't go near places which make you want to use the addicted substance again.
  • Commit To Realistic And Achievable Goals
  • Having a plan for your life can be instrumental in helping you stay clean.
  • It makes sticking to abstinence simpler if there is a deep understanding of the advantages and good effects of being abstinent.
  • Never Miss Your Follow Up Appointments
  • Make sure that you continue going for counselling even after you have left the rehab.
  • It is always challenging to keep going for these appointments but they are very important.
  • Appreciation at every time.
  • Make sure that you are grateful for your life and recognize the efforts you have made to become clean.
  • Five circumstances that bring joy and satisfaction should be documented every passing day.
  • Replace Bad Habits With New Better Ones
  • The European Journal of Social Psychology reported on a study indicating that people require at least 60 days to form a habit so it is important to start a new one as soon as possible.

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Engage With Positive Recreational Activities Or Pastimes

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

There are a lot of fun and interesting things to do nowadays that do not involve drugs or alcohol.

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The change from rehabilitation centre to home can be made harmless by doing the following:

  • Exercise
  • Meditation
  • Sports
  • Reading
  • Visit a shop for arts and crafts
  • Seeking formal education
  • Studying a new language
  • Gardening
  • Volunteer.

Enlist In Community Support Services

Nearly in every city and locality, several local groups offer support to people on their way to recovery. Become part of such a group by enrolling into a support group and group therapy.

Participation in numerous types of continuing care, which include therapy, check-ups, 12-step meetings and alternative support groups is also recommended.


Chances Of Partying And Going To Bars Without Touching Alcohol

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. It is harder for a novice to fight against the urge because they still pretty much have the same lifestyle.

You can, however, resist this temptation when you are in such kind of an environment.

What to do to resist urges in social gatherings:

  • 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 later and/or leave earlier to shorten your stay at the party.
  • At the slightest sign of urge to drink or use, exit the vicinity.

The Benefits Of Getting And Staying Off The Alcohol And Drugs

You can reap a number of his benefits if you decide to stay sober and these can include the improved functionality of your liver and heart along with enhanced performance in your everyday life and their activities and better sleep. Physical health benefits apart, there are many other reasons to stay clean. The reasons to remain sober include:

  • Making new and sober friends
  • Enjoying your financial wealth
  • Clarity in mind and new excitement for life
  • Improved energy to do more
  • Dressing nice and smart
  • Being a mentor for people that are also trying to stop the use of drugs

Giving up an addiction, whether of alcohol or any other drug, is the most difficult thing. Don't expect a bump-free ride to recovery; you will have to work hard continuously. The will to be sober will help you in the recovery process in the long run even when it is a challenging process.

You need every ounce of strength and positivity in completing this quest to total recovery. You also need to have an objective as to why you are withdrawing from alcohol and follow it to the end.