a man enjoying life after rehab walks his dog as he considers rehab recovery at an alumni program

How to Adjust to Life After Rehab

If you have recently completed an addiction treatment program or are still in the process of recovery, you might be wondering what comes next. Enrolling in an alumni program means you do not have to worry that life after rehab will be difficult. You can enjoy exciting new experiences and meaningful relationships while navigating lifelong recovery. The support you receive from an alumni program can help keep you focused on your sober goals for your future.

At Promises Washburn House, we aim to help you develop the skills you need for a healthy recovery. Once you have completed an addiction treatment program at our facility, we will continue to support you through our Rooted alumni program. Reach out to us today at 855.298.3104 to learn more about how our alumni program can assist with your rehab recovery.

Life After Rehab

Completing an addiction treatment program is an admirable feat, but it is not the end of your recovery journey. You may still encounter stress and other triggers that may make it difficult to avoid temptations to use. To succeed in life after rehab, you will need to make some changes.

Attend Regular Therapy Sessions

You may not need the intensive therapy program that you did during treatment. However, speaking with a therapist once every week or two can significantly benefit your recovery. A qualified therapist can help you continue to delve into any issues from your past or present that may make it more challenging to avoid substance use.

Adopt Healthy Habits

Healthy habits are not just for people looking to lose weight or get in shape. Incorporating healthy habits like diet and exercise into your routine will have a ripple effect that carries over into all areas of your life. Getting proper nutrition, regular physical activity, and restful sleep can help reduce stress and improve your overall outlook. This can help you so you do not feel the need to self-medicate.

Join a Support Group

Support groups are a great way to meet people who have gone through similar experiences. You can get support and encouragement from others in recovery while also helping support their recovery journey. By spending time with others in recovery, you can learn from each other’s successes and struggles. It also ensures you have sober buddies around you so you can socialize without worrying about temptations or peer pressure.

Find New Hobbies and Places to Go

When you struggle with addiction, you may isolate yourself or frequent bars or other locations that contribute to your addiction. To help maintain your recovery, you will need to put some of your old haunts behind you and find new places to go that support a healthy, sober lifestyle. Support groups may offer social activities that do not involve drugs or alcohol. You can also look for local clubs that get together for hiking, biking, volunteering, or other activities. 

How Do Alumni Programs Support Rehab Recovery?

Alumni programs offer extended support after addiction treatment programs. Some ways that an alumni program will continue to support you are:

  • Regular group meetings, sometimes weekly or monthly
  • Sober social events
  • Peer support
  • Opportunities to volunteer in the community

When you take advantage of a treatment center’s alumni program, you will never feel alone in your recovery. There will always be people available who understand what you are going through and can help you stay on track.

Get Support for Life After Rehab at Promises Washburn House

At Promises Washburn House, we want you to have the best chance at a lasting recovery. Our alumni program is here to help you navigate the challenges of a sober lifestyle. Call us today at 855.298.3104 to learn more about the services provided by our Rooted alumni program.

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