By: Lakeview Health
There is no magic number of times to attend rehab in order for recovery to take place. Multiple readmissions to drug rehab centers have a stigma attached to them that rehab has a “revolving door”. It does not matter how many times an addict enters and completes a rehab program, sobriety is up to the individual. At Lakeview Health, we help addicts set the foundation for recovery in rehab and offer additional support after treatment to assist you with staying sober.
Risks to Sobriety
The pink cloud of initial recovery wears off soon after reentering the real world after rehab. We learn about triggers and coping skills in treatment. When we come home, we are challenged without the insulation of doctors, nurses and therapists helping us. Financial obligations, employment, parenting, relationships and other responsibilities are clouded by the chaos that we left behind during active addiction. No matter how uncomfortable situations are when we return from rehab, we must address these issues while remaining sober. Some addicts relapse when returning home from drug rehab if they aren’t given the proper support. , however, relapse can be avoided if stick to your recovery program track. The longer you allow substance abuse to continue, the more consequences you will suffer.
Preparation in Drug Rehab
The last thing we ask ourselves during active addiction is “How am I going to get the most out of my rehab stay?” We are mostly focused on stopping our substance abuse and the fear and anticipation of detox can be overwhelming. Once you complete medical detox, you can enter an inpatient drug rehab program thinking more clearly about your rehabilitation needs.
Here are some things to focus on to reduce the risk of relapse once discharged:
- Resolution of underlying issues that contribute to your addiction.
- Being proactive in changing addictive thought and behavior patterns.
- Building a recovery support network at home including a sponsor, meeting list and addiction counselor
- Staying connected to our Alumni Program