Thursday, December 13, 2018

Maintaining a Sober Life in A Sober Living Facility

Making the decision to live a sober life isn’t a simple or easy one, especially for those who have been caught in the cycle of addiction. Whether the addiction is to prescription drugs, alcohol or street drugs like heroin, the price paid is still a very heavy one. People who are caught in a cycle of substance abuse often lose all their connections to family and friends, and can often lose their career and financial stability, let alone their physical and mental health. For all these reasons, coming clean and leaving behind a life of addiction is a wise choice in every way.

After Rehab

For those who choose to recover from addiction by going through a course of rehab at a recovery center, the path usually involves going through rehab and withdrawal from toxic substances, followed by a course of counseling. Once the rehabilitation course is complete, a decision must be made as to how to deal with life as a sober person.

Leaving Rehab and Starting Over

For many people, immediately re-entering their old life can come with many perils. One of the biggest dangers after rehab is in falling back into addiction and relapsing. This is especially dangerous when the newly sober person’s circle of friends are all involved in using drugs and alcohol. All of this is why some people choose to enter into a sober living facility after rehab. A sober house lends ongoing support to the person in recovery. They will be living with a community of other people who are also working to maintain their sobriety, so this support can be crucial. Many sober homes will hold AA meetings or offer support with counseling and by encouraging the newly sober person to attend AA regularly.

Maintaining a sober lifestyle isn’t easy, but as the saying goes, “One day at a time.” By reaching out for ongoing support through life in a sober facility, a person in recovery will have a great chance of staying clean, sober and healthy for the long haul.


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