Knowing How to Properly Manage Your Addiction Can Prevent Relapse
Emily, a patient who attended addiction rehab at WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Fort Myers, credits her success in sustaining sobriety to the relapse prevention skills she learned during her treatment here.
“If you are struggling to get clean or sober and not sure how to stay sober, this place has provided me with an amazing level of insight on my addiction and how to continue to stay sober when I leave,” she states.
Knowing how to manage triggers properly, urges, and temptation post-discharge can prevent relapse while also allowing you to make conscientious decisions when it comes to situations that put your sobriety in jeopardy. Knowing how to navigate scenarios and circumstances that put your sobriety at risk can be the difference between continued abstinence from substance abuse and relapse.
The Importance of Aftercare Support
The gravity of ongoing support cannot be understated as it helps to reinforce sobriety and methods in maintaining it. Exiting the supportive environment of a treatment center can come with certain stressors, as re-entering day-to-day life as a recovering addict comes with its struggles.
Some of the ways how aftercare services are such a significant component to long-lasting sobriety are:
- Help you stay on track
- Allows you to create short term and long-term goals
- Reduces your chances of relapse
- Cultivates a support network and community of sober individuals
- Provides continuity of care, guidance, and support
- Pathways to becoming part of an alumni program
- Facilitate 12-step recovery meetings
- Establish a support system
Aftercare is a step-down approach that eases an individual into everyday life and is crucial to long-lasting sobriety. While inpatient and outpatient treatment helps construct a solid foundation for recovery, aftercare provides the opportunity to implement learned methods.
Equipping Patients With Tools and Resources
Setting patients up for success once they have been discharged from rehab is part of why patients who attend treatment at WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Fort Myers can sustain their sobriety long-term. We don’t simply release patients and leave their recovery up to chance, as navigating life after treatment can be overwhelming, quickly leading them back into addiction. When patients feel confident in their recovery journey, they are much more receptive to sobriety and the fulfilled life that comes with it.
Our WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab team ensures that each patient exits treatment with a recovery plan in place. We also connect individuals with a primary therapist in their hometown, so they have a support system in place. WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab also maintains an open line of communication with each patient for up to one year to ensure that patients are staying on track.
If you or someone close to you is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, get in touch with WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab today. Our intake team is available on a 24/7 basis to help guide you toward help.
The sooner you get into treatment, the quicker you can work toward leading a fulfilled and content life that is no longer controlled by your addiction. Since addiction is classified as a disease, it will not go away on its own. Rather, it requires treatment and therapy to overcome and manage successfully. There is no better time to get help than today, and WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab is here to provide support.
If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.