Assuming a 28- or 90-day treatment program can fix all your problems vastly underestimates the severity of what you’re going through. It takes a little time to get back to where you were before your addiction. But there are so many people who want to help you make it through life after rehab.
Types of continuing care include:
Rehab opens up many new possibilities and achievable goals that may have once seemed impossible. Recovering addicts have to prepare for the changes in their lifestyle and how it will affect them in their social lives. At first, entering a sober life often means coping with boredom, loneliness or helplessness. Activities that once centered on using drugs or alcohol may seem boring in recovery. But there are many drug- and alcohol-free activities that can provide a mental and social outlet.
Some drug-free hobbies recovering addicts can pick up include:
Recovering addicts can use the money saved from not buying drugs for countless other activities and events. The important thing is to remember that you don’t have to be high or drunk to enjoy life after rehab.
Building a daily routine also provides a familiar structure that prevents boredom and thoughts about using. Going to bed at a regular time, attending support groups and making time for new hobbies creates stability and something to look forward to.
Nishan Foundation focuses on providing the most effective, evidence-based treatment, exceeding expectations by paying close attention to four key therapeutic principles