Addiction treatment is one of the most rewarding processes a victim of addiction will ever experience. The mere thought of being able to go from a life of complete submission to a drug that is slowly destroying you, to a new life of control and power can give even the most downtrodden of addicts sustained hope for the future. One of the things that many individuals do not think about, however, is the fact that the post-treatment phase of recovery can often be the most challenging portion of the recovery process. Without the comfort and security of a treatment facility and professionals with the training and skills to make patients as successful as possible, the threat of relapse or worse is a very real concern. That concern can be mitigated, however, by knowing where to turn for continued support after your treatment. The people, groups, and institutions that you rely on to help you after treatment have the capacity to make all the difference between a successful path to sobriety, or one that is marked by bumps and scrapes. The first place you should look for continued support in recovery is the treatment center you were a part of. In fact, experts indicate that you should try to get a good handle on the resources a facility has in place to ensure you make a smooth transition to recovery (and are successful) before you decide on a facility at all. Asking the facility for information on their processes after treatment is a must in order to ensure that the facility will be a good fit for you. With the aid of the facility’s resources, you should next turn to local support groups in your area that align with your values and priorities. It is also important to assess the types of recovery support that are championed in a particular group in order to ensure that the group is a good fit for you. If, for instance, you have found that you tend to operate most efficiently after an individual session with a counselor, it may be wise to shy away from support groups that focus heavily on community sharing. The same goes in reverse. Looking at time commitments and ensuring that your schedule agrees will also save you a lot of headache in the future. Finally, turn to family members, good, close friends, and loved ones to help you stay on the right path as you focus on your recovery. While these individuals may not be experts on your particular process, they will always be there to listen, engage with you, and assist you in a way that is non-judgmental and productive. If you use them, these people can be your biggest source of support!
The right post-treatment support can work wonders for your recovery process, but you must get to that point first. Oceanfront Recovery is a good place to start. Call us at (877)279-1777 right now!