Congratulations to all of those who have completed drug and alcohol treatment and are now moving on to the next step: recovery! At Skyward Treatment Center, we understand that the recovery process is a major part of your journey.
Unlike other treatment centers, we stick with you after you’ve completed treatment to help you resume a normal, healthy, sober life.
You may wonder what life is like after rehab. Some questions that may arise are:
- “How will I stay sober?”
- “What will my relationships with family and friends be like?”
These are all normal questions. We expect them to happen. Most people in rehab often look forward to the recovery process, but they also know how scary it can be.
In this article, we’ll break down the recovery process, including what to expect, and tips to help you get through it.
What’s next after drug and alcohol treatment
Supportive Aftercare Program
After rehab, being part of an aftercare program is important for recovering addicts. Eighty five percent of people relapse within one year after completing rehab. For rehab to be successful, recovering addicts need access to services, programs, and treatment that support their sobriety.
Counseling, the 12-step program, and other support is available to you during the drug and alcohol recovery process at Skyward Treatment Center.
Because addiction can be a lifelong challenge, it’s normal for these types of aftercare services to continue for months or years after rehab.
Residential Sober Living
After in-patient treatment, the next phase in drug and alcohol treatment is recovery. The recovery process is often completed in a residential sober living house. This is where you’ll stay until you’re ready to resume life and your previous routine.
After treatment, it’s important that you aren’t put into an environment that will not jeopardize your sobriety. Sober living houses are the best places to stay until you feel confident to go back home. They are similar to a home environment, but provide an extra layer of love and support.
Drug Relapse Prevention
Drug relapse prevention is all about giving you the resources you need to stay sober. This part of the recovery process aims to empower you to make healthy decisions in your life. In rehab, substances aren’t available to you, but in the real world, they are – and this is where most recovering addicts face challenges.
After rehab, these are some of the resources, tips, and tools you will navigate to stay sober:
- Grounding techniques
- Recognizing triggers
- Group therapy
- 12-step program
- Deep breathing
- Practicing honesty and accountability
Look forward to drug and alcohol recovery
We hope you feel more confident about what happens after drug and alcohol recovery in Houston, TX. If you have more questions about the treatment programs at Skyward Treatment Center, call (713) 835-4471 or complete our online form to get started. Our staff is here 24/7, ready to answer your calls and help you get the treatment you need.