Maintaining Your Sobriety Outside Of Treatment
The best way to achieve a long-lasting recovery is by completing a program at an addiction rehabilitation facility where a staff will teach you tools that are necessary to maintain your sobriety. It is important to know that they will not always be by your side like they are in treatment, which is why Sprout Health Group highly recommends continuing care outside of our facilities; in order to keep yourself motivated and on track.
We will help you plan for your future before you leave our facility. We believe that making a list of goals is the first step toward recovery. You want to make goals in order to give yourself something to do. Do not leave and become stagnant; make something of yourself. We encourage making a plan of action as to how you will achieve those goals. The list is great, but if you do not how to do what you want or where to start, it is practically pointless. Another reason why the list of goals is effective is because it will allow patients to track their progress. Either they will see that they are accomplishing goal or not; and if not, they need to try something different.
Sprout Health Group highly recommends attending support groups after a treatment program. Support groups, like Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous, bring recovering patients together in a safe environment. Members are encouraged to share their experiences in order for other members to gain insight, seek advice and learn tips for a long-lasting recovery. These programs also teach recovering patients how to communicate effectively and be a good leader.
All aftercare programs are designed to keep recovering patients around people who love, support and understand them. Being in a positive environment can significantly increase the chance of a successful recovery.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) say that the best support during recovery is through peer support services. Like all support groups, peer support relies on the shared affiliation and deep understanding that each recovering patient has with each other.
SAMHSA believes that peer support includes:
Building community: By building their community, patients are able to create new friendships and become part of a healthy social network. In order to maintain sobriety and achieve a long-lasting recovery, it is beyond important to have people around who love, support and understand.