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10 Tips For Staying Alcohol Free After Rehab At Nottinghamshire In Nottinghamshire Drug Rehab

Having gone through rehab you are now joining the larger society. You are bound to have many thoughts racing through your mind as you imagine life moving forward.


You understand that relapse is always a possibility even though you want to stay sober. There are a few things you can do to help you keep away from alcohol and drugs.

  • Look For Aftercare And Stay In It
  • You can easily discover the support you need to stay sober if you decide to maintain a long and an intense commitment to aftercare therapy.
  • You can remain focused and grounded with the help of aftercare.
  • Relapse can be accurately predicted due to overconfidence and minimising aftercare.
  • The greatest success rate of sobriety is found in those that are realistic and seek aftercare therapy.
  • Keep Busy
  • You have made a decision to keep away from the company you kept before seeking treatment as you want to avoid being around alcohol and drugs.
  • This could make you feel like you have nobody, even though it is a smart move.
  • When the temptation to use drugs or alcohol is high as a result of this loneliness, you should seek out someone to talk to in your support group.
  • A majority of recovering alcoholics do not know how to use their time without indulging.
  • Safe hobbies, making new friends and picking up new can help spend the time as you manage to a clean life.
  • You can also keep yourself busy by finding an employment, and feeling of self-worth can also be managed as you make wise decisions.
  • Take Care Of You
  • There are many triggers that can bring about a craving.
  • The urge to use may come on suddenly when you're feeling angry, alone, exhausted or hungry.
  • Risks can be preempted by taking care of your body and soul.
  • You can take better care of yourself if you start eating properly, if you get plenty of sleep and if you make a list of sober friends you can trust.
  • Follow The Relapse Avoidance Techniques You Learnt
  • You have mentally prepared yourself for many different situations that might lead to relapse and you have worked very hard on this while you were in treatment.
  • You can get yourself out of many situations by using your new knowledge diligently the first year.
  • Former addicts who decide to ignore the new knowledge and skills which also make them ignore the triggers and situations that may bring about relapse, and they are definitely asking for trouble.
  • A crucial thing for your recovery is this understanding of Relapse Awareness and it should be followed rigorously.
  • Don't Go Back To A Complete Abuse If You Make A Mistake And Use Alcohol Again
  • Even the most focused and dedicated recovering individuals can fall into relapse.
  • It will be a lifetime commitment when you decide to stay clean and will also require action, so if a relapse does occur, you are not required to come down hard on yourself and accept defeat right away.
  • You shouldn't allow yourself to fall back into addiction which is easy if you allow regret to overwhelm you.
  • You can call us to discuss why you used alcohol again, what the triggers were and how you are feeling now if you do slip for any reason.
  • Take Our Advice
  • Our specialty is helping alcoholics learn how to get by without taking alcohol.
  • Due to the number of people we've worked with and their experiences, we have a lot of knowledge at our disposal.
  • Remember everything that we say and take it to heart.
  • The advice that we'll provide you with is reliable and can go a long way in helping you to stay clean.
  • Talk To Loved Ones
  • A very efficient way of making sure that you make smart decisions after rehab is having an honest communication with your family.
  • Share your feelings with your family.
  • The feeling could be stress, loneliness or boredom.
  • Every feeling, including the best ones can trigger a relapse.
  • You'll be able to make better decisions by talking to your family and the talking will also help to develop a better relationship with them.
  • Create A Support Network And Safety Net
  • Immediately after leaving the treatment you should be making a beginning by participating in your aftercare program.
  • Handling and resisting temptation will be much easier with the help of programs such AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous).
  • You can also use the experience to learn from other people's mistakes as well as your own.
  • You will have a sponsor whom you can call in case you're feeling the temptation to use when you join NA or AA.
  • In the case of the stumble or fall you can take help from this network.
  • You will find out that you have more strength than you think.
  • Go And Talk With Your Advisor If You Are Still In School
  • You can get to meet other students who have struggled with addiction too and this can give you a chance to make new friends.
  • Your former friends could possibly still be using and you want to avoid such company.
  • You can discover a new and clean life by making new friends.
  • Utilize Methods Learnt During Rehab
  • The techniques and skills to deal with triggers and peer pressure are taught in rehab.
  • Use the skills and any other which you may have learned to help you deal with situations that are tempting.
  • All it takes at this point is to put into practise what you learnt.
  • Call us or your aftercare counsellor if you realize that you need more help with coping.

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Rehab is not a quick fix because recovery takes time. Seeking and remaining dedicated to the aftercare therapy is one of the best options for you to remain clean. Your journey can also be made easier with the help of family and a good support system. There is no single approach that can guarantee sobriety but a mixture of approaches along with what is taught in rehab can be especially useful in giving you a better life.


Don't forget, "If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got."