Some people get overly optimistic after detox and believe that once alcohol is out of their system physically, they won’t have a problem staying sober. They learn quickly that matters aren’t that simple. Staying sober after detox takes constant vigilance, especially in the early stages. A detox treatment program can help you gain tools to make the journey easier, but you will need to use those tools. At Santé Center for Healing, we help you learn about the many things you can do to help you remain sober after detox. Let’s explore some of your options.
Join a Support Group
This may be one of the most important ways of staying sober after detox. Addiction detox services can get you started, but you will eventually return to the outside world. Knowing others understand your journey and helping you through will go a long way toward keeping your strength and resolve. Support groups come in many forms, and there is bound to be one that meets your needs. In any area, you can find at least one regularly scheduled meeting of AA. In larger areas, the meetings seem to be going on every day. You also benefit from contact with group therapy members even when there isn’t an organized meeting. Now is not the time to be timid about speaking up and asking for help if you need it.
Staying Sober After Detox Means Keeping Busy
You spent a lot of time imbibing in alcohol or drugs. Now you have all this time on your hands, and it may be too easy to slip back into old habits. This can be avoided after the detox treatment program by initiating a plan that helps keep you busy. Attend a class, go back to school, or take up a new hobby. By keeping busy both physically and mentally, you don’t give yourself time to think about drinking. Staying sober after a medication-assisted detox program is much easier if you can avoid thinking about what to do with your time. Texas is full of activities just waiting to be discovered.
It is likely your body has worn down over the years. The longer you abused drugs or alcohol, the less healthy you may find yourself. As you get clean and realize how good you can feel, your mind will naturally want to maintain that feeling. Make sure you start to eat regular healthy meals. Set up and maintain a good sleep schedule and set up a regular exercise routine. Ensure you provide a balance of work and leisure activity and find time to get out in nature every so often. Once all these things become routine, you will feel less tempted to go back to feeling as you did when you were tired and ill all the time. Seek out a positive activity and relish in your new healthy body and mind.
Starting Your Journey
A strong foundation is the best place to start your sober journey. By reaching out to us at the Santé Center for Healing in Texas at 866.238.3154, you give yourself that much-needed solid foundation. Our staff will meet you where you are right now, whether this is your initial step onto the healing path or you have been here before. We will help you learn what is needed to maintain the hard-won sobriety you are seeking. Our involvement doesn’t end the day you leave our center. It continues with aftercare to help build on that strong foundation and give you needed support until you feel ready to venture out ever further on your own. We want to help you realize your goal of a healthy, sober new life.