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Life After Rehab

Once you have accepted that you need drug treatment help, entered a residential drug rehab facility to undergo a drug and alcohol detox program and feel you can control the mental and physical causes of your drug addiction, you may find yourself asking, “What now?” Just as when you chose a drug rehab facility, you have many options for life after rehab. Returning to your normal life can be trying, and you have to work hard to maintain the control you’ve gained over your drug addiction. Fortunately, you have help. Below are some, but by no means all, of the options available to you following your release from residential drug rehab.

Supportive Group Environment for After-Care

Surround yourself with positive, supportive people and release the negative influences that may tempt you back into drug use. Locate a local Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous support group. This will become an invaluable resource for you. Through NA or AA, you are able to talk about the daily struggles of maintaining your freedom from drug addiction in a safe environment much like your residential rehab program. Consider finding an AA or NA sponsor as another level of support. Sponsors are recovering addicts as well, and they understand the difficulties that come from beating drug addiction and returning from a rehab setting.

Sober Living Facility for Rehab After-Care

If you are not quite ready to return home following your release from residential drug rehab, a sober living facility is another option for you. In a sober living facility, you will live with others who have recently completed drug addiction treatment and you can continue your journey to recovery together. Sober living facilities are structured environments with rules and curfews much like residential rehab facilities. They can provide positive stability while you continue your drug addiction recovery. All sober living facilities are drug- and alcohol free.

Outpatient Treatment for Rehab After-Care

Outpatient drug treatment is another option if you are nervous about adjusting to life after residential rehab. Outpatient rehab allows you to return to your home, but requires you to return to your rehab facility to continue your treatment on a daily or periodic basis. Outpatient rehab gives you a more structured way of remaining accountable to your drug addiction recovery while giving you the opportunity to adjust to life at home after a stay in a residential rehab facility.

You can learn more about options for life after drug addiction treatment by calling us. We provide a free, 24-hour toll-free helpline. Professional, trained counselors are waiting to answer any questions and address concerns you may have. We are here to help you beat your drug addiction. Please call.