This transformation can be a dangerous one if people are not ready for it. BLANK
The greatest challenges of sobriety are in the days after rehab and the learning experience is never over. Being admitted to a treatment facility is not just about getting the treatment needed but also being prepared to understand what awaits them when they return home. Addicts need to be prepared to deal with all the situations that drove them in their substance abuse that might still be there. Success can only be achieved through adequate preparation for this transition. BLANK
The entire focus of the environment is on helping clients overcome their addiction while protecting them from temptation. When returning home they will no longer have the favourable conditions which are promoted abstinence within the rehab. There is a lot of encouragement for addicts while they are in rehab. People are always available for you if you are having any doubts, which can happen at any time of day. In the outside world, you will usually not have this kind of support. Family members and friends will react differently to the individual who is returning from Rehab.
Some may be cynical about the chances of success while others may still be angry about the wrongdoings of past. Reactions from those who are still abusing substances will usually be the worst. They could attempt to get the sober person back to using. BLANK
Simply because the individual has decided to attain sobriety, it does not mean that life will stop ongoing. Nobody gets a free pass in life. You will need to develop coping skills so you can handle these issues in a better way. Being in a tough spot in your life has caused many patients to finally go to a treatment center.
Many ripples may still be caused due to the ramifications of this rock bottom. This may mean that people may still have to face the consequences of their bad behavior when they leave rehab. BLANK
A serious effort was required if patients wanted to properly use their time in rehab. It is similar to a sports person preparing for the biggest event of their career. They have to utilise the resource that they have, not just train hard in the gym. Before the start of the event, the athlete may feel a bit nervous but this is only natural and shows that they understand the immensity of the challenge ahead. Any concerns about the transition from rehab to home should be a motivating factor for people to ensure that they are fully prepared to meet the challenges.
Some of the things that the patient will have to plan for is the challenges that will likely be waiting and they can prepare for these with the help of the treatment team at the clinic. This is much like the setting of a strategy by visualizing what your opponent will do. BLANK
Since the person will still be in a state of change, the riskiest period is the first few weeks. Although the risk will always be there, it will significantly reduce the longer a person stays in recovery. Both the patient and those close to him can be extremely disturbed if the patient relapses even after getting through rehabilitation.
Subsequent treatment does not guarantee recovery. Addicts can find it difficult to muster the motivation to give it up again. This could even mean that their relapse is similar to capital punishment. It is always regretted by those who return to their addiction because it means returning to the same conditions brought them to rehab in the first place. Things will begin to feel a lot worse because the individual would have tasted life away from the addiction. Individuals in rehab need to gain an understanding of relapse.
Going back to alcohol and drugs is not just something people do with no reason. This is always a chain of events that takes them back there. The individual will be able to take the right action to prevent it by developing an understanding of the relapse process. When they make an attempt to have information about relapse triggers they will know the type of behaviour is they should be looking forward to. BLANK
Some of these mistakes include:
People usually put themselves at risk by believing the treatment has cured them permanently. That means that they might not be ready for obstacles that await them. Overconfidence can lead to problems, even though it is generally encouraging when people are feeling good about their chances of staying sober. Hard days will come and if people are not ready for them it can spell catastrophe. It is always important to have aftercare. It can be a serious mistake to spend too much time with people with whom you used to abuse drugs or alcohol.
If you spend enough time in a barber shop, you will eventually get a haircut; a common saying in Alcoholics Anonymous. This simply means that those who choose to stick around tempting surroundings will eventually succumb and relapse. Going back to a life of addiction is a real possibility if you hang out with buddies like this. If giving up drugs or alcohol is the only change the person makes in their life, it will not be enough.
Addicts usually have poor coping skills in responding to life situations. If these people continue to deal with the world in an attitude that resembles business as usual problems will definitely continue to arise. This is sometimes referred to a dry drunk syndrome. A subpar life after the rehab awaits to these individuals even if they somehow don't go back to substance abuse. Getting sober is referred to building a new life away from addiction. Individuals should be happy about quitting addiction.
It is definitely an accomplishment, and it should mean much better lives in the future. There are people who are extremely excited at the early stages of recovery that they become delusional which is referred to as the pink cloud syndrome. Such a person will not see the problems in life and everything will feel like it couldn't be better. The problem here is that the individual can feel so good that they become convinced that all their problems are solved. In such cases when things go wrong as they normally do these people can face a downward spiral which will be particularly hard. People with higher expectations may also struggle when they return home.
The problems caused by the addiction did not occur overnight, and therefore, the repair process will also take some time. It will take time before things are finally truly better. Rebuilding your damaged reputation may take awhile and other people may not be ready to forget your transgressions. You may be bitterly disappointed in you expect too much too soon. Taking on too many challenges at once is another usual error that people make.
It is like they want only one week to fix all the problems in their life. The first couple of years after the recovery is a time for recuperation and therefore, it is essential not to take on too much because the individual will still be fragile. During the initial couple of weeks back home some patients slip.
They abuse some substance and feel sorry for it immediately. They will, rightfully, think that they have disappointed themselves. Slips don't necessarily lead to a complete relapse, but they need to be taken seriously. If the individual decides to get back into recovery right away the consequences to their behaviour will be limited. The important thing is to examine the cause of the slip up and learn a lesson from it.