How to succeed at sober living after rehab

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After you have attended rehabilitation for drug or alcohol addiction, it can be challenging to engage in sober living once you are home. But we’re here to help! We’ve compiled some tips that may help you achieve a life of sobriety.

Keep your mind busy

Leading a healthy life can be a great way to continue your sobriety. Getting plenty of sleep, eating a balanced diet, and getting lots of exercise are just a few of the ways you can lead a healthy lifestyle. Making these changes in your life can improve your health, energize you, and help keep you mentally alert.

Locating and joining a local support group and making new friends can be a great help in your quest for sober living. You might want to consider joining a club or taking classes where you will meet like-minded people. For example, you could try gardening, ceramics, horseback riding, reading, painting or some other hobby that interests you.

Set goals for your future. The aforementioned classes or groups could include those that are designed to further your education in your field of choice. Taking that step can help you reach your goals sooner than perhaps you thought possible.

Avoid triggers

Those who have an addiction problem have many triggers they should try to avoid; for example, certain places, specific people or even small actions like sitting around a bonfire at night. Of course, one of the ways to avoid temptation is to stay away from the triggers.

If you find yourself in a situation that does trigger your desire to drink or use drugs, you could hold a non-alcoholic beverage in your hand, stay near supportive sober people, and leave if you become uncomfortable or are tempted to indulge yourself.

Consider a sober living home

A sober living home is a type of halfway house that will help you adjust to living a sober life. While at the home, you may attend school or go to work. You will also attend recovery support groups that will help you move forward towards a healthy, sober lifestyle.

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