Learning how to maintain sobriety after going through your personal recovery from addiction is critically important. Often one of the most dangerous times for alcoholics and drug addicts is the several weeks and months following rehab. It is not a rare occurance to have successfully completed rehab and been “cured” only to unfortunately die of an overdose as soon as the next day.
Many people believe that since they’ve gone through rehab they can use again, only “less” this time. Rarely does this actually work however, since not enough time has passed for the person to learn how to live life without relying on alcohol or drugs.
To successfully stay sober, one must learn how to ultimately change your life for good. This includes learning how to live without drugs, how to manage stress and deal with problems, how to avoid risky situations, and how to adopt a healthy attitude towards life without drugs.
Changing your life for the better for good may seem impossible when you’re still at step one of alcohol recovery, but for many becoming sober has given them the ability to enjoy life again.
Many recovered alcoholics and drug addicts who have been able to change their life and overcome addiction have gone on to have successful careers, successful relationships, and even start healthy families amongst many other achievements after becoming sober for good and completing the therapy needed to learn how to live life positively.
For more information on tips to remain sober after drug and alcohol rehab, take a look at our article on Relapse Prevention.