What is life after rehab like? This is one of the most common questions people who are thinking about getting care or those who are in therapy wonder. Will they be able to get back to life the same way? Perhaps they want to improve relationships. You may want to start a brand new chapter. Sober living can be exciting and filled with opportunities, once you embrace the right care. At Serenity Light Recovery, we offer therapy and an aftercare program to support you on that path.
What Will Not Change in Life After Rehab?
It’s important to be honest with yourself about what sober living will mean to you. For example, if you’ve used drugs and alcohol and developed an addiction, you’ll never be able to use those substances again without life-threatening consequences. You also will have to make hard decisions about the people who you are around and whether they can support you in your sober living or if they may not be able to be a part of your life. Once you realize this, rebuilding life after rehab really can be endless.
Creating a Plan for Life After Rehab
When you begin your treatment plans with Serenity Light Recovery, we start at the beginning, providing you the level of treatment you need to thrive. This may include:
- Detox treatment services
- Residential treatment programs
- Intensive outpatient program
- Outpatient treatment programs
- Aftercare treatment programs
The key here is that you’ll work on healing during these treatments. Every step of those treatments is designed to either help your mind and body heal or to help you create a life after rehab that is healthy and desirable to you.
A component of that is addressing the risks for relapse. You will learn how to identify triggers or high-risk situations where you’ll find yourself thinking about using. You will learn how to think in a less negative manner. You will also learn strategies for getting help as soon as possible when you need it.
Investing in an Aftercare Program
An aftercare treatment program is a big part of your success in life after rehab. That’s because this type of program helps you to stay on your goals. After discharge, you will learn how to handle stress and minimize the risk of using. You will often learn how to handle difficult people or experiences that remind you of your past life. You may even find yourself simply overwhelmed with the range of responsibilities and requirements of yourself in real life. An aftercare program helps you to manage all of that with care.
We do this through a series of therapies that are right for you. You will still get to re-enter your previous life. Yet, you may need to come in for care on a routine basis to ensure you are not missing key steps or putting yourself at risk.
During this type of treatment, you may benefit from:
- Individual therapy sessions
- Group therapy sessions
- Family therapy sessions
- Trauma therapy sessions
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy sessions
Life after rehab can be whatever you want it to be. For that to happen, though, you need to ensure you are keeping up with your aftercare program and ensuring you are working on sober living every day. There is a lot of work that goes into this process, but it can be well worth it.
Call Serenity Light Recovery for Support in Life After Rehab
When it comes to rebuilding your life after rehab, there are numerous things you can do and achieve. It’s up to you to take that first step towards sober living by calling Serenity Light Recovery for support. Our aftercare program, coupled with exceptional therapy, can help you rebuild from the ground up. Call us at 855.658.6109 to learn how we can help you.