Your treatment continues on even on the outside. You will still have to take part in regular activities to ensure that your treatment continues on. What we are trying to achieve is holistic change. We want to completely rid you of your addiction to make sure that you can live a peaceful life without any substance abuse.
The treatment that you receive on the outside would be different from the one on the inside. You would have to do a lot of things yourself. This helps patients to get back on their feet and gain self-confidence. Our instructors will coach you on how to take care of yourself when you’re on the outside.
The treatment can go on for a very long time depending on your needs. In the end, the treatment will always help you to get back on your feet, so that you can live your life as you want to.
What does the treatment consist of?
The treatment involves a lot of practices. Medicines can only help you to a certain extent. Most of the treatment that you will go through outside the facility will be more focused on exercises that help you get back to your life. These exercises will help you to be more familiarized with the outside world and to cope with any changes that may have taken place while you were inside rehab. These exercises ensure that you get comfortable with the outside environment so you can continue with your treatment.
What are the exercises?
The exercises are pretty easy and ensure that you are able to cope with them without investing too much time. They are mostly guidelines to help you with your path to recovery.
The best thing is to find sober friends. If you know someone who also went through rehab or suffered from the same afflictions as you then it can help you a lot. It is highly recommended to stay away from people that are common users of addictive substances. This is just like taking a step back. Peer pressure can be very harmful for people who are going through after rehab care. After rehab, it’s important to stay away from people that might induce you to continue with your addictions. The more supportive your friends will be the easier it will be for you to continue with your treatment.
When you’re on the outside it’s important to focus on the things that you used to do before. It’s like getting back to your old life and your old routine. Focusing on work is an important move because it helps you find purpose. If you don’t have anything to do then you may just run after more substances but if you’re able to concentrate all of your energy into work then it will help you in your treatment.
A support network can be really helpful. If you have a network of people that are always trying to help you then you can be sure that you have help whenever you need it. You can build up this network by attending meetings and support groups. Talking about things can also help you to continue on your path. It’s not easy to deal with addiction and it takes a lot of strength. A support network with whom you can talk whenever you need will help you find your resolve.