By Jennifer McDougall
When completing treatment at an inpatient rehab facility, there may be a few questions that run through your mind, such as where to go from here and what to do next. At Passages, we offer a specialized continuing care service to our clients transitioning from our inpatient rehab center and returning home. This specialized and unique care helps each individual carry out the tools and therapy methods that helped them while in treatment. Besides Continuing Care, what should you do to stay on track with your sobriety and carry out the tools you learned from Passages to be the best of your ability? Here are five ideas that, if followed, will be beneficial in your transition and rebuilding your life after rehab.
Establish Solid Goals
You must set short term and long term goals for yourself. What would you like to achieve this week? What about this month? How about within the next year? Setting goals for yourself not only helps keep you focused on achieving the things you want, but it also helps give your life direction.
Also read: 10 Ways to Set Realistic Goals.
Create Daily and Weekly Action Plans
Keeping a to-do list and an action plan handy is always a good idea and will help you stay on track with your goals and responsibilities. Write down 3-5 things per day and week you need to accomplish. Then strategize how you plan on crossing those tasks off your list. Try not to overwhelm yourself with too many things. Please keep it simple, but don’t be afraid to push a little hard to get those hard tasks done.
Maintain a Healthy Diet and Exercise Regiment
Schedule 30 minutes to an hour of exercise three to five times a week, and watch your body transform and your level of health and confidence increase to new levels! Diet and exercise are both vital to your health and wellbeing. You will find that setting aside time every day to focus on fitness and nutrition is very beneficial and rewarding at the same time.
Avoid Toxic Environments and Interactions
When returning home from rehab, it is highly recommended to avoid those friends and environments involved before entering rehab. Keep in mind that this is a fresh start for you. Now that you are healed and have transformed due to intensive treatment and therapy, it would be best not to return to those same crowds and old spots you used to hang out with. Your lifestyle from the moment you entered rehab to the moment you returned home will be completely different, and for the better!
Keep an Open Mind to New Relationships and Opportunities
It is essential to focus not only on the relationship you have with yourself during this time, but it is also crucial that you focus on building stable relationships with reliable and supportive ones.
How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:
Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.
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