Believe it or not, it is possible to learn to live again, after rehab. While many recovering addicts just beginning their journey think it is impossible, living drug free offers a great deal of benefits and rewards. The road to recovery is lifelong, so there's time to adjust to a new life without substance abuse.
Below, you'll find several tips that will help you learn to live again after rehab and addiction. You'll be surprised at how easy it can become after a short time of adjustment!
Learning to Live Again | Substance Abuse Treatment Centers in Charlotte NC
Build Self Esteem
Many studies show that low self esteem can cause addiction. The best way to learn to live again is to rebuild your self esteem. There are many ways to do this. In a future post, we are going to talk more about this in detail.
The first step to avoiding triggers is identifying all of them. Triggers are things that cause your mind to drift away to past behaviors of addiction. It could be a person, street, bar or object that causes you to think about using. It’s important to stay away from these triggers right out of rehab. You’ll learn to cope with them in the long run, but it’s important to avoid them during the initial stages of recovery.
Reach Out to Family
You may have done things during your addiction that are considered unforgivable to some. It's time to reach out and fix the issues you may have caused during this time. You can't take anything back, but you can try to move forward in a positive way. You'll want to let them know that you're willing to work with them to rebuild trust. Most family members know that you weren't yourself during addiction and that a sober you won't act that way.
This stage of learning to live again is the most difficult part. If you identify all triggers, lean on family for support and rebuild self esteem, avoiding relapse should be possible. For more information to help you prevent relapse, be sure to visit back with us during our next blog post.
If you’re suffering from an addiction and looking for substance abuse treatment centers in Charlotte NC, contact Legacy Freedom. Addiction isn’t something that is easy to beat, often it requires extensive rehab and support. Legacy Freedom is here to offer both to you, when you’re ready. Addiction can leave you feeling sad, lonely, and angry. You are not alone. Legacy Freedom is here to help you get back on track to a happier, healthy, drug free life.
To learn more about the various stages of addiction recovery and how you can make a change in your life, visit with other blogs in this series, click on each link, below:
Addiction Recovery: An Overview
Addiction Recovery: Rehab
Addiction Recovery: After Rehab
Addiction Recovery: Learning to Live Again
Addiction Recovery: Preventing Relapse