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How to Maintain Sobriety After Residential Care

Making the decision to get professional help for your substance abuse issue will be the best decision you could ever make. During residential addiction treatment you learn a lot about yourself, and you can truly recover from any addiction that is present. The recovery process is a journey that is long-lasting, and there will be challenging situations that can inevitably test your sobriety. Your sobriety is a sacred symbol for all the hard work that was achieved during treatment, and there are healthy ways to maintain sobriety after treatment. The treatment experts at The Recovery Team understand these difficulties, and we are here to help guide you through your recovery for long-term success.

Surround Yourself with Supportive Influences

If you associate with people who are not supportive of your sobriety efforts or who are negative influences, your sobriety can be at risk. You will experience drug cravings if you frequent places that you used to spent a lot of time in during your addiction. Surrounding yourself with people who understand your past and who are sympathetic towards your future will be best for you and your sobriety. Another way to maintain your sobriety after treatment is to attend recovery community meetings, such as AA or other group therapy sessions, so that you make sure you are staying on track with your recovery goals. Hearing other success stories is very inspirational, and it’s a motivating factor for staying strong through difficult times.

Stay Busy and Engage in Sober Activities

It’s important to keep yourself active and engage in healthy behaviors that will fuel your sobriety efforts. We suggest participating in exercise, meditation, or a sport that you love so that your mind can stay occupied during recovery. When you focus on healthy behaviors, there is little time for temptation to creep up. Engaging in sober activities that you are passionate about will keep you on the right track for long-term success.

The Recovery Team can help you or your loved one truly recover from any addiction. Through our treatment programs we teach our patients how to maintain their sobriety for a lifetime, and we guide them every step of the way.