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How to Move On After Rehab

If you struggled with rehab or treatment, just know it is the beginning of a whole new life. Relapse rates are high for people in recovery, but that doesn’t mean you have to be one of the statistics. There is no miracle cure for addiction but you can learn to cope better with life after rehab. Learn how to equip yourself so you can stay sober.

Dreams of Moving On

Feelings of shame and self-consciousness are strong for people with addiction. If you are in recovery, you may dream of leaving it all behind and moving on for a fresh start. Because of a fear of the unknown, you must be prepared to confront the past if you are going to move forward. To transform your experience in recovery, you have to know how you got here now but not dwell on mistakes. You may crave the idea of moving on but sometimes you just have to deal with reality as it is and focus on what you have to do to stay sober.

Geographical Moves

People who relocate following substance abuse treatment want to re-organise their lives to leave difficulty behind. Even though it’s exciting to move, it is hard work, costly, and it can be lonely to be away from everything you know all at once. If you are running towards your future, your previous failures may follow. A move can be relief for people who felt the difficult times of your addiction but having a clean slate is more than wiping your history off the board. You must do it with the right intentions if it is to stick.

Do the Right Thing

Regardless of what you end up doing, or where you end up going, there are always people there to support you. Even if it seems everyone has left the building, there are always 12-step groups, recovery meetings, sober friendships to make, and lots of ways to make it back to sobriety after battling substance abuse. It requires a strong support network to do the healing necessary. A geographical move will not determine the final outcome of your recovery. Relapse is still a very real possibility. A sense of new life awaiting in a new place can create stress but also a sense of movement forward, which may be just what you need to finally put the past (mostly) behind you and take positive steps into your recovery.

Rehab is hard enough, but figuring out how to deal with life after rehab can leave some people’s heads spinning. We will help you focus on what you need to do both in treatment and once you leave. We are here to support your journey from day one onward. Call us to find out how our programs and services fit into your new recovery lifestyle. Call us 24/7 at our toll-free number: 844-339-6964