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Skills and Tips for Maintaining Your Recovery
Leaving behavioral health treatment can be an intimidating and challenging time. While you’ve worked hard in treatment to gain skills and perspectives that support your recovery, returning to your day-to-day life brings new stressors and triggers. It’s completely normal to feel some uncertainty or fear about this transition. But with proper planning and utilizing the right skills, you can maintain your change process and continue your journey of growth. In this blog post, I’ll provide some motivational tips and practical skills to help you navigate this new phase of life after treatment.
Build Your Community of Support
One of the most vital things you can do is intentionally build a strong community to support your recovery. Isolation and lack of accountability are dangers to sobriety, so prioritize surrounding yourself with positive people who will uplift you. Here are some ways to do this:
Practice Return to Problematic Use Prevention Skills
Return to use can happen during recovery. The key is to equip yourself with skills to manage triggers or cravings. Here are some effective skills to practice daily:
Adopt a Healthy, Balanced Lifestyle
It’s vital to develop positive new habits and routines that support your overall health and wellbeing in recovery. Here are some areas to focus on improving:
Remember Your Purpose
Finally, recalling your purpose and vision can uplift you during challenging moments. Here are some ways to strengthen your motivation:
The transition after treatment can be uncomfortable at times. But with courage, self-compassion and commitment to change, you can continue your journey one day at a time. Surround yourself with support, practice new skills and believe in the possibility of change. Remember this is not about capabilities, it's about the decisions you make. You’ve got this!
At Family Addiction Recovery, we offer comprehensive resources to help you or your loved one thrive in recovery after treatment. Contact us today to learn about our recovery coaching services, family support program, and referrals to housing, jobs, and more. You don't have to navigate this alone - we're here to help.