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Surviving After Crystal Meth Rehab

Crystal methamphetamine is one of the most difficult drugs to fight with drug rehab treatment. The psychological withdrawal symptoms are too easily forgotten a few months after drug addiction treatment and when the urge to get high crops up again, many believe they can use “just once” without fully falling back into addiction. Unfortunately, it seldom works out that way and most who relapse end up living with crystal meth addiction within a relatively short time.

So how do you make crystal meth addiction treatment last after you return home? How can you help yourself to remain clean and sober when the “itch” to relapse hits a few months after your drug rehab graduation?

Surviving After Crystal Meth Rehab: Don’t Follow Your Emotions

The first few weeks and months after crystal meth rehab, many women feel really good. The future looks bright and they are hopeful about rekindling positive relationships in their lives. The feeling of happiness is enough to sustain them and they may or may not have anything more than this and the recent memories of methamphetamine rehab to sustain them from day to day.

Soon, however, feelings change, as feelings are wont to do. A stumbling block will arise, someone will say something inconsiderate, something you were counting on won’t quite pan out the way you had hoped and feelings turn bleak, angry or sad.

Reminding yourself that feelings are by nature a changing force and nothing to base your continued health and recovery on is essential. Reminding yourself to base your decisions on practical matters and goals and making the next right choice you can to get yourself closer to those goals is the only way to move forward.

Surviving After Crystal Meth Rehab: Building a Support System

For many, support in recovery after drug addiction treatment starts with a 12 Step program. Here you will find recovering addicts with months and years of experience in living without drugs and alcohol. You’ll find other newcomers in their first few days without their drug of choice. You will find mentors ready and willing to provide you with one on one guidance and support as you navigate your way through the pitfalls of early recovery. Many find everything they need in the meetings, the sponsorship and the literature that accompanies a 12 step program.

Others may add to this by incorporating strong friendships and family relationships. Though it is not advocated that you embark on a new romance right after rehab-many even suggest that you don’t focus on an old romance unless that person has always been clean and sober while you were using-relationships with young children, support parents or siblings, and extended family can help keep you grounded when the going gets rough. New friendships will certainly form as you continue to attend meetings, find a new job, take classes, get involved in new hobbies and little by little you’ll build a world for yourself that doesn’t include drug use.

If you’d like to get started building a life for yourself that doesn’t include crystal meth addiction, contact The Orchid today for more information about our crystal meth rehab program for women.

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