Drug Rehab Four Things To Ask Yourself
You’ve been to drug rehab for three months and they say you are about ready to go home. Go home – what will that mean for you? You may find yourself asking more questions after drug rehab is over than you had at the beginning. Some of these questions can only be answered by yourself. Let’s take a look at four things to ask yourself as your drug rehab experience comes to an end.
Drug rehab doesn’t do the work of building a sober life. It guides you and provides tools for your recovery. But you need to open up to the experience and let it sink in. When you let it seep into the most painful parts of your life, drug rehab will change you.
Is My Addiction Recovery Plan Adequate
Your sobriety depends on the strength of your sobriety plan. You never know when you may be faced with a relapse trigger or feel drug cravings. You certainly don’t want to be caught in a tough spot without a few dependable coping skills and an exit strategy.
Who Do I Trust To Help Me Adjust To A Sober Life
First, you need to be sure that someone will be helping you adjust to life back at home after drug rehab. Even the simple things like personal care and meals will be very different than when you were last at home. You need people around you that will look out for your best interest and patiently help you readjust to your home life.
Who And What Do I Need To Avoid After Drug Rehab
As important as it is to have trustworthy people around you, it’s also crucial to avoid known pitfalls. There are some people you need to avoid altogether such as former drug-using friends. Old drinking haunts and the neighborhood where you picked up your drugs – these are places you must avoid. These people and places don’t serve your sobriety and may even hurt it.
Coming Home After Drug Rehab
When you ask yourself these questions, you may be surprised. The answers you feel bubbling to the surface might feel too uncomfortable. If you push them down, you may put your sobriety at risk. The truth will help you stay sober – how well has your drug rehab experience prepared you to cope with the truth? If you aren’t sure you are ready for sober life, consider a sober living arrangement for a few months after drug rehab to help with the transition.
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