Now that you’re back from intensive inpatient treatment at one of our alcohol detox and treatment centers you’re on the road to building the infrastructure of your new sober life. Something most twelve step programs encourage you to do is learn from those who came before you. That’s why when you get involved with AA they hook you up with a sponsor. These are like mentors who help guide you. This article will discuss a handful of things successfully sober people have done to make their lives run more smoothly and successfully sober.
- Go To Therapy: You know this already, since you just got back from rehab, but let me just reiterate. You need to seek out a therapist if you don’t have one already. Really everyone should do this. But if you’re struggling with addiction it’s an important support structure you need to assure you have in place.
- Get Plenty of Rest: If you’re not getting 6-8 hours of sleep a night you’re setting yourself up for failure. When you aren’t well rested your decision making skills are diminished, and you are less likely to be able to access your will power in a time of temptation or craving.
- Get Some Exercise: Look, I know moving your body isn’t going to be a cure-all, but exercise is one of the best thing you can do for your mood. Exercising releases dopamine in your brain, which is the same chemical, among others, that produces need and cravings in you when you consume drugs and alcohol, so your body gets some satisfaction, your mood gets a lift, and your sobriety is intact.
You’ve got this. We’ve helped you get this far, with detox and rehab at our florida addiction rehab center. If you’re enrolled in our Sober Skills program then even though you’re no longer an inpatient guest at our facilities, you still have access to the resources and amenities that you had as a residents.
If you or anyone you know are struggling with drugs or alcohol call us now at (855) 441-2449 to ask about our programs.