A sober living environment is one of the best ways to ensure sustained sobriety. Both statistics and research have proven the effectiveness of living in a sober environment. The relapse rate decreases and for those who do relapse, the facility is equipped to handle situations such as this one.
But for people who are looking for other minor details to ensure that they stay on the right and narrow path, there are a number of ways to make one’s stint at a sober living facility much more comfortable. A lot of people think of living at sober living homes as something akin to living on house arrest. The thing is that sober homes nowadays can be as comfortable or even more comfortable than one’s own home.
Embracing the Circle of Life
Relapse is a part of a recovering addict’s life. Some are lucky enough to quit cold turkey and never go back to their old habits. However, the numbers show that a fair percentage of people in recovery will come face to face with relapse at least once in the next few years. However, this doesn’t mean that all is lost. Embracing the ups and downs of recovery is part of the whole process. Recovery is not just about abstinence or staying clean for long periods of time. Real recovery means the enhancement of one’s quality of life. It’s about wellness in health, both of mind and body.
Take Part In New Activities
Whether it’s yoga or tai chi, a recovering person should be armed with an arsenal of new activities up his/her sleeve. A daily record of what should go on during the day is a great way to discourage boredom or more specifically, relapse. This is the perfect time to revel in art. Whether a recovering person is interested in dance, music, or even theatre, it’s never too late to brush up on old habits or to take up a new hobby or two. In fact, a lot of artists have been known to create the best art of their lives while on the road to recovery. A lot of people have misconceptions about drugs/alcohol as the fuel for art. This is entirely wrong and could lead to dangerous roads.
Try Other Forms of Therapy
Nowadays, almost everything can be considered as therapeutic. A simple stroll in the park or a relaxing aromatherapy bath is as therapeutic as it can get. Nutritional therapy is one of the most effective forms of adjacent therapy (never on its own) as it can greatly influence one’s mood and coping mechanisms. Chinese acupuncture and acupressure are also great for enhancing one’s ability to stay sober and on track.
Encourage New Habits
New habits can be easily curated while living in a sober living environment. This is one of the primary reasons why living in a sober home is one of the best ways to stay sober for good. Good habits can only be accumulated over a specific time period and when a sober living environment is combined with complementary forms of therapy, sustained sobriety is no longer a thing of the far future but a thing of the present.