In recovery circles, there is a lot of focus on treatment.
Finding the right treatment center that can meet your individual needs can help you create a solid foundation for recovery.
Still, the 30, 60 or even 90 days that you spend in treatment are just a drop in the bucket compared to the rest of your life.
To really succeed in sobriety, you need to focus on recovery after treatment.
Whether you’ve recently finished treatment or are floundering a bit in early recovery, having a plan for recovery after treatment can help you get on the right track.
Life can still be challenging even in recovery, so be prepared for there to be bumps in the road, no matter how transformational your treatment experience was.
Utilize Step-down Programs and Transitional Housing Many people who go through treatment had their lives interrupted by their addiction.
Grow Your Sober Community After you leave treatment, you might feel a bit lonely.
Attend meetings, go to alumni events at your treatment center, and make friends with others at your sober living.
Focus on the Long Term When you’re in treatment, your attention is on the next 30 days.