Although getting the chance to assimilate back into society is exciting, leaving treatment can be a scary time for those who are getting ready to be back in the world after spending time at a residential treatment center. Many will be experiencing sobriety in society for the first time in years, and there may be thoughts and feelings coming up that are difficult to handle.
The good news is that there are others who have been in those shoes already and are eager to help. They understand the struggles that come along with living drug and alcohol free in a world where triggers can be quite prevalent and all over the place.
Post-Treatment Things to Remember
Recovery is Better with People
Some people love going to meetings, others may find it difficult. The principle behind the fellowship is that addicts (or alcoholics) have the best chance of staying clean and on the right track when they do life together. Isolation is one of the worst things that can happen to someone post-treatment from a recovery center. Alone time is important, but constantly isolating oneself from those around them that would help is going to make recovery difficult if not impossible.
Relapse is Avoidable
Firstly, if someone has relapsed, there is no shame in coming back and many people have been there before. Relapse may happen to some people, but the reality is that it doesn’t have to be a part of everybody’s story. Those that are in recovery for the first time and are leaving treatment need to know that they don’t have to be a statistic and go back to using. They can do it right and use the tools they learned in treatment to be successful and build a productive life. To best ensure a successful recovery, it's recommended to regularly go to 12-step meetings, seek sober coaching, attend intensive outpatient programs, etc.
Recovery can be Difficult for Young Adults
Though entering recovery at a young age can be difficult, it is not impossible. Those who are lucky enough to get help soon, in their early twenties or teens, are able to spare themselves the decades of addiction that some have had to endure. But being in recovery at such a young age presents unique challenges. The idea of never drinking again can be a daunting thought. That’s why a Sober Companion and mentors are fortunately available to provide personal addiction education and walk through life with someone who is looking to overcome these challenges with them.
There is Hope
Leaving treatment can be tough because it means new challenges are ahead, but it's also an opportunity for a new life and the chance to prove to themselves that they can do it. Anyone can overcome addiction with the right tools and support network. That is a bold statement, but when someone has the right people around them and learns to ask for help, there’s no telling what they’ll be able to achieve in recovery. Soon enough those that are leaving recovery may be mentoring the newcomer, teaching them how to walk through recovery.
Recovery Care Partner exists to help those who are entering and leaving treatment with everything that goes along with being in those critical stages of the process. It’s been said that the true test begins after leaving treatment, and that’s where long-term success begins. Recovery Care Partner wants to help those who are leaving treatment to build stable lives and partner with them in their recovery. Recovery is not easy, and it is a lifelong process. Let Recovery Care Partner help make it an easier one. Call them today at 855-727-2887!