Find Local Treatment Options
Call 800-481-6320 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.Who Answers?

5 Tips to Assure Lasting Recovery After You Finish Drug Rehab

Take the steps you need to, so you can have a lasting recovery after drug rehab.

Take the steps you need to, so you can have a lasting recovery after drug rehab.

If maintaining sobriety was easy, don’t you think everyone would do it? Unfortunately, assuring your lasting recovery from addiction is not always as easy as we would like it to be but with hard work and dedication, armed with the tools and education you gained in drug rehab, you can make a lasting recovery from addiction. To assure that you avoid relapse and make the most of your recovery post drug rehab here are a few tips to keep you on the right track.

First, stay away from the people who could put you in danger of relapse. This means that you need to stay away from friends and family members whom you used to use drugs with and who use drugs themselves. Keep yourself out of situations that could be potentially dangerous to your recovery. If you have a loved one or spouse who uses drugs or alcohol, consider asking them to seek treatment so that you can assure your greatest chance of a long term successful recovery from addiction.

Next, make sure that you avoid the triggers that cause you to want to use drugs or alcohol. You learn all about the triggers that cause you to use drugs and you learn how to recognize them in advance so that you can deal with them appropriately. Once you have completed drug rehab, make every effort to avoid triggers when possible, cope with them appropriately if you can’t avoid them and do your best to overcome these triggers to assure your lasting sobriety.

Be careful about the over the counter medications that you take. Sometimes over the counter medications can trigger a relapse because they have certain levels of drugs in them that may alter your state of mind enough to cause a relapse or poor judgment. Additionally, you should be prepared to talk with your doctor about your recovery and if the need to take medications arises be sure that your doctor knows you are a recovering addict. Drug rehab teaches you a lot of things but you should still be honest with your doctor to assure that you have the best chance of maintaining your sobriety in the event that you do need to take a prescription medication in the future.

Seek support whenever you feel like you are alone or like you need some extra help. Drug rehab provides you with a number of different support systems that you can take with you long after you have completed treatment. You likely have a sponsor who you can call for help, you should have community contacts and you probably made friends in treatment that are also there to support you in your recovery. If you feel like using drugs or alcohol, make a phone call to your counselor, family member or friend who doesn’t use and talk things through rather than use.

Finally, to make the most out of your drug rehab consider working through the aftercare plan that is developed for you during your treatment in a drug rehab center. You and your counselor will work up a plan for your long term recovery that includes counselling, therapy, support and community efforts to assure that you maintain and continue working toward your recovery goals. Stay on track, stay focused and stay in contact with your counselor to assure your greatest chance of a long term recovery from addiction even after you have completed drug rehab.

More Rehab Centers Resources

Types of Treatment at a Rehab for Anxiety

anxiety help

Anxiety is most commonly described as a person who is in a recurrent state of extreme nervousness; it is often accompanied by compulsive behavior. . According to the National Institute of Mental Health anxiety disorders affect about 40 million American adults age 18 years and older each year and causes these people to be filled….

Continue reading

5 Things to Do Before Going to Drug Rehab

rehab prep

The decisions you make in life will always have an impact on what happens next and when you decide to change your life for the better, you want to make the most out of those changes. Whether you have chosen the drug rehab for where you plan to go or not, there are some things….

Continue reading

New Highway Safety Ads to Air During Braves Games

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety recently funded the making of three advertisements, which will be shown during Atlanta Braves baseball games. Among these are ads that promote following the speed limit, wearing one’s seatbelt, and perhaps most crucially, avoiding drunk driving. The DUI spot is especially important for sports fans to see, as watching….

Continue reading

What Happens in Xanax Rehab?

rehab for xanax

Addiction to Xanax is possible, and those who become unable to control their use of the drug should attend Xanax rehab. In a rehab treatment facility, you will be given medication and attend behavioral therapy in order to recover from your Xanax addiction. What Happens on Your First Day of Rehab? First, after you choose….

Continue reading

All About the Steps of Drug Rehab

It's time to look into drug rehab programs!

The process of addiction rehabilitation and getting sober differs from one patient to the next but there are always some similarities involved with each. For instance, everyone who decides to get sober will have to take steps to overcome physical dependence on drugs and to overcome psychological implications of the drug abuse. The steps of….

Continue reading

All About Intervention

It is time to take the step and begin intervention!

Thousands of people need interventions in order to successfully overcome addiction and regain control of their lives. The fact is, interventions save lives, but it doesn’t always happen the first time around and in some cases, interventions do fail. If you’re not sure what an intervention is or what the steps are to intervening in a drug….

Continue reading

Drug Rehab and Pregnancy: Helping You Prepare for the Future

Being pregnant is always a little scary, but when you’re addicted to drugs and alcohol and pregnant, it can feel overwhelming. You don’t want to hurt the baby, but there’s so much conflicting information out   there, it can be hard to know what to do. With some states now passing laws that allow prosecution of….

Continue reading

Recognizing the Signs of Teenage Drug Abuse

It's time to make a change and stop teenage drug abuse!

Sometimes it’s not as easy as you would think to recognize the signs of teenage drug abuse but for the parent of a teenager, a firm understanding of the signs and symptoms of drug abuse is vital. If you can recognize the early signs that your teenager may be abusing drugs then you can quickly….

Continue reading

Taking Drug Rehab Seriously, The First Time

Take drug rehab seriously the first time so you don’t have to come back a second time.

It’s important that drug rehab be taken seriously or it just won’t work! Studies show that individuals who take rehab seriously the very first time that they go into treatment are more likely to succeed and not require future visits to a drug rehab center. The decision to enter into drug rehab to get help….

Continue reading

Still can't find the help you are looking for?Get Started Now
Accepted Insurances / View the full list
For inquiries call 800-481-6320 Who Answers?

Accepted Insurances Does My Insurance
Cover This?

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Additional calls will also be forwarded and returned by one of our treatment partners below.

Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by ARK Behavioral Health, a paid advertiser on RehabCenters.com.

All calls are private and confidential.

I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOWI NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOW800-481-6320
Who Answers?

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares