When you finish rehab, you’re thrown back into the world, and as well all know the world can be a very hard place to exist at times, and triggers can be everywhere. So one of the best things that you can do for yourself after completing your time at a drug rehab, is to set up your life in a way that is manageable.
There may be any number of things that you have to deal with, where you live, where your money comes from, the people that you know, or any other number of things. These should all be discussed with your addiction recovery counsellors before you leave rehab, or within your aftercare program. Getting each of them sorted out, so that it is as least stressful as is possible, is the best way to continue to get the results that you want.
Some of these things can be improved quickly; others depending on your situation could take some time. So if things can’t be changed quickly to remove the stress of the triggers, a plan should be put into place that leads to a less stressful situation in the future, this plan should then be followed so that you know you are heading in a direction that will be more beneficial, less stressful and more conductive to your new path than what you currently have.
If you have the opportunity to use any type of aftercare program upon leaving rehab, use it, and use it well. Take advantage of it, and get all the advice, help and ideas from it and the people who help as you can.
You want your life to be as least stressful as you can possibly make it. Set yourself some goals about where you want to be and what you want to be doing, and then work towards them. Give yourself purpose, and a reason for continuing.
Life is hard, but it can change, it can become bearable, it can even become fun. Work at it, remove those things that are not conductive to your life and cause you stress, and add and move towards things that bring you happiness, comfort, purpose or any type of positive emotion.
Take control of your life; manage it so that you are living how you want to live. You are strong, you’ve just been through rehab, proving yourself to be a strong person. Now make your life what you want it to be.