Drug or alcohol rehab is unfortunately no guarantee of long term sobriety, and a great many people fail to see sobriety through the end of the first very risky year after rehab. Here are three things that maximize the odds of staying sober and staying healthy after the end of drug or alcohol rehab.
The first weeks and months after rehab are an incredibly risky period for relapse and continuing abuse, and the whole first year of sobriety is tenuous at best. Recovery statistics put the odds of a long term sobriety after drug rehab at about 40%, and sadly more people than not do not manage to integrate the therapies and lessons of recovery in a way that allows for enduring success.
Individual motivation and commitment to recovery obviously influences your odds at success and sobriety, but wanting something badly is rarely enough, and to truly maximize the odds of successful recovery, you need to put into practice certain strategies of relapse avoidance, and put them into practice every day.
Three ways to stay sober after drug rehab (more…)