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Helpful Tips for Avoiding Relapse

Helpful Tips for Avoiding Relapse

Completing a rehab program can feel exciting, and it’s something that deserves plenty of celebration. However, maintaining sobriety long after rehab is over can take some serious commitment and consideration. When you join a relapse prevention program in Boston, you can feel more secure and supported in post-rehab sobriety that lasts. At Greater Boston Addiction Centers, our multidisciplinary team knows that relapse prevention is a top concern for our clients. Reach out to GBAC online or at 877.920.6583 to learn more about creating a personalized treatment plan today.

Helpful Tips for Avoiding Relapse

Getting through a rehab program can take a lot of resilience, bravery, and support from others. If you have already completed a rehab program, it’s important to remember this victory and that you have gotten this far already. And if you are still in need of rehab, knowing what to do ahead of time can give you key insights that will help you stay sober for many years to come.

Addiction specialists and mental health experts have teamed up in many rehab centers and found that these steps can help people avoid relapse:

  • Complete a rehab program from start to finish. At some stages of recovery, people may get a false sense of being “cured” of their addiction and leave before their symptoms and triggers have been fully addressed.
  • Participate in aftercare and sober living programs. If you don’t have a safe and sober home to return to after rehab, you may consider residential treatment. During this time, practice skills and tools for managing stress and triggers.
  • Choose people to be part of your sober support network. Your counselors, medical professionals, family members, friends, and colleagues can all be sources of support in long-term sobriety.
  • Continue going to individual therapy, support groups, or 12-step meetings. As you move forward into thriving as a sober individual, you can celebrate milestones and vent about your triggers with like-minded peers.

Pursue creative outlets for your self-expression and healthy release of emotions. Physical movement, art, music, cooking, or any other project can give you fulfillment and deeper healing in sobriety.

Ask for help when you need it. Nobody is perfect, and while you might know your triggers well and how to avoid them, you can’t be in control of everything. Allow loved ones to understand if you’re feeling tired or stressed and how they can help you through it.

Relapse Prevention Program at Greater Boston Addiction Centers

At Greater Boston Addiction Centers, clients can participate in our relapse prevention program as part of a personalized treatment plan. This program is designed to give our clients strength in their own abilities to avoid relapse. Benefits of GBAC’s relapse prevention program include:

  • Non-judgmental space where you can practice new skills that can help you manage and avoid triggers
  • LGBTQ+ inclusive space that supports authentic self-expression throughout recovery
  • Insights into your triggers and what you can do to redirect negative thoughts and feelings
  • Opportunities to expand on and more deeply understand any lessons learned during rehab

If you or a loved one are dealing with addiction to drugs or alcohol, don’t wait to reach out to Greater Boston Addiction Centers for drug and alcohol rehab services. Maintaining sobriety long after detox and rehab is possible, and at GBAC, we’ve got your back!

Persist in Addiction Recovery at Greater Boston Addiction Centers

With a team of caring specialists, friends, family, and sober peers, you never have to feel alone in sober living. And even if you haven’t been successful in avoiding relapse in the past, there’s no time like the present to try again. At Greater Boston Addiction Centers, our non-judgmental and experienced team can give you relapse prevention tips and more. Speak with our friendly team today when you call 877.920.6583 or send a message through our secure online form.