If one of our interventions was successful, your loved one should enter one of the addiction treatment centers that we partner with to ensure our clients get the care they deserve. After your loved one completes their treatment program, they may be eager to enjoy life in recovery. However, even with that enthusiasm, it can be challenging for them to stay sober after they return home. They may struggle with boredom or loneliness because their life has changed drastically. If this is the case, it’s vital for you to consider how to help them maintain sobriety after rehab.
At Southworth Associates, we understand the struggles of people battling addiction. Our team offers support for families struggling with addiction, as well as for the person who is addicted. To learn how we can best support your family, reach out to Southworth Associates today at 844.521.0523.
Maintaining Sobriety After Rehab
Maintaining sobriety after rehab isn’t as easy as it sounds. Sadly, abusing any substance changes the chemical makeup of the brain. As a result, even after detox and rehab, a person will still feel cravings and temptations to use the drug or alcohol again. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to encourage them to maintain sobriety after rehab.
Encourage Them to Take Life One Day At a Time
Each day that your loved one stays sober is a critical marker. They can’t stay sober for a year without getting past the next day. Therefore, help them concentrate on making it past today without using drugs or alcohol. Don’t force them to focus on how they’re going to make it through the next six months. Just help them focus on the first day, and eventually, one day becomes two, two become a week, and so on.
Encourage Them to Practice Self-Care
When a person feels healthy and happy, they are significantly less likely to relapse. Eating a nutritious diet and exercising regularly can improve your loved one’s mood, allowing them to feel better about themselves. As a result, it’s critical to encourage them to practice self-care. You can go for walks or go to the gym with them. Alternatively, you may want to try new, healthy recipes.
Utilize Recovery Services
Many recovery centers offer a range of sober living services. For instance, some treatment centers offer sober living homes. These homes are excellent ways for your loved one to practice the skills they’ve learned in rehab. Furthermore, many treatment centers offer aftercare programs. These programs ensure that your loved one is able to continue receiving treatment even after they leave the treatment center. You may also want to encourage them to seek mental health services if they require dual diagnosis treatment. Doing so can ensure that they are able to take care of their mental health condition.
At Southworth Associates, we also offer a range of recovery services for our clients. For instance, we provide sober coaching for individuals who have attended treatment. Our sober coaches will help your loved one maintain their sobriety after rehab. We also provide sober companions to ensure that they don’t feel lonely or overwhelmed by the concept of staying in recovery.
Learn More About Staying Sober After Rehab
At Southworth Associates, we want to ensure that your loved one is able to stay sober after rehab. With rehab aftercare services and sober living, they can take their first steps outside of treatment. Our sober coaches will also help encourage them throughout their recovery.
However, before they can begin this process, they need to get treatment. We offer a wide away of intervention services to encourage them to get treatment, including:
- Alcohol abuse intervention
- Drug abuse intervention
- Family intervention
- Medical intervention
- Mental health intervention