5 Tips for Staying Sober After Rehab
5 Tips for Staying Sober After Rehab
Are you worried about life after rehab? Don’t stress. We’re giving you 5 golden tips for staying sober after rehab. Click here for the complete guide.
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Staying sober is an uphill battle. The struggles of remaining sober affect all of us, even Hollywood stars. They often ask for help from a sobriety coach in order to keep from relapsing after all of their hard work.
Here is where you can ask for help.
We want to give you the best resources to keep those sober days coming in strong. Together we’ll be going through a list of five tips that can aid you in staying away from your addiction and fighting through those difficult days.
How to Keep Staying Sober
Recognize the Cravings
It may seem like a good idea to try and ignore the addiction cravings you’ll eventually get, but it’s actually the opposite. Instead of trying to drown out the cravings, it’s better to take stock of the situation. Sit down and realize that you are having these cravings.
Know that you are the one in control of those feelings. It’s much easier to deal appropriately with your cravings when you acknowledge that they are there. Once you accept that they are happening, you can then work on getting past that hurdle accordingly.
Find New Ways to Socialize
It can be difficult to find a balance between socializing with friends and staying sober. A lot of fun activities involve situations that may harm your efforts to maintain sobriety. It’s okay to simply step away from a situation that may be too difficult to deal with.
It’s a good idea to try and involve new ways of socializing with your friends. Instead of going to places that you know will involve alcohol, perhaps go to the movies or maybe the beach. Find some activities you can do with your friends that will still allow you to hang out without harming yourself in the process.
Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
Eating nutritious foods and getting regular exercise does great things for your mind and body. Not only will it help you become healthier, it can also help you to keep your cravings under control.
A regular exercise regimen can do wonders for mental health as well as finding peace and inner control. A lot of people find that running is a great asset for this. Yoga, meditation, and martial arts are also popular choices.
Make Some Goals and Work Towards Them
Going from day to day without a solid goal in mind can make those days feel longer and unproductive. Having goals set in place gives you something work towards and can be a great booster for morale.
It’s a good idea to focus on smaller goals. Something along the lines of: “I want to be sober for the rest of my life,” is too big that it can feel nearly impossible.
Go for a smaller goal. “I want to be sober for 24 hours.” Once you’ve achieved that, go for the next 24 hours. You can use this kind of mentality to propel you forward into your new lifestyle.
Attend Regular Support Meetings
A good way to help come up with goals and to get social support is to attend support meetings. They’ll not only help you come up with a relapse prevention plan, they can also help support you through the most difficult of days.
Through these meetings, you’ll learn about new coping mechanisms to try. You’ll have a way to vent out frustrations or sorrows. It’s a valuable tool for staying sober.
Never Hesitate to Ask for Help
The battle against addiction is not an easy one. Relapsing back is a fear for us all, but this battle is one that you don’t have to ever do alone. There are people all around you who are willing to help, whether it is a friend, a family member, or even an organization professionally trained to do so.
All you have to do is reach out. You got this.
Contact us at any time if you are in need of a helping hand.