One in ten people in this country suffer from some type of dependency on drugs or alcohol. Today, that equals to approximately 23.5 million Americans. People who have suffered from an addiction and sought help through rehabilitation services have only just begun their journey as a clean and sober individual. Once they leave the privacy and intensive care of a rehab facility, they must learn to adjust to everyday life that can be filled with challenges. Here are 5 tips to help your loved one begin their journey sober, post-rehab.
1. Adjusting Requires Help
- Returning to their lives requires the help of those who are closest, such as friends and family. The stronger their support system, the more likely they will maintain their sobriety.
- Knowing there are people to lean on when times are tough gives people battling addiction hope. They know they have people to rely on when they need someone to talk to or to assist them with steps in their recovery.