After all the process and intervention from the rehabilitation centres are done, it’s time for them to let you go. The first thing that will probably come to your mind is “What now?” If you’re planning to go back to your house, you might need to reconsider.
When you’re someone who lived in a rehabilitation centre for quite some time, it won’t be that easy to go back to your old life. If you easily go back to your old life, you can also easily go back to your addiction. This is because you’re vulnerable to the substance that you got addicted to, which will also make your treatment useless.
It is true that inside a rehabilitation centre, any substances that can cause an addiction are all prohibited in the facility. You can be sure that you won’t suffer from any temptation. This is simply because you don’t have access to the substance. This is not a surprise as this is what the main purpose of rehabilitation centres. However, once you leave this kind of facility, in just a blink of an eye, you can go back to your addiction again. This is also the reason why after undergoing an addiction treatment, it would be best for you to go to a sober living home.
If you think that living in a sober living home is sad and boring, then you’re wrong. Nowadays, each and every one of these facilities has their own ways to make their patients as comfortable as they can be. There are even some facilities that almost felt like you’re just staying in a resort. Of course, it comes with a price. If the facility is offering better services, it’s normal for it to be more expensive than other facilities.
To give you an idea of how living in a sober living home benefits you, these 2 are only some of them:
Learn how to control yourself
Since recovery stage is still part of the change that you are aiming for, professionals would still be around to guide you. However, this time it’s limited.
You need to learn how to control the temptation by yourself. If right now you can’t learn how to control yourself, how much more if you’re back to your normal life? If you can’t learn it while you’re still inside the facility, what are you going to do when you’re out in the world once again? Are you going back to your addiction and throw away the hard work you put in? Of course not! You need to be able to do it on your own. It doesn’t matter if it will take a lot of time. Take baby steps. Take one step at a time. You can never rush recovery.
If the time comes that you think you can’t take it anymore, it’s the time for you to consult a professional. You don’t need to worry about this since they’re all over the facility.
Living with people who’re also recovering, just like you.
Isn’t it such a great feeling when you’re living with the people who are going through the same situation as you are? They make you feel not alone. They make you feel that there’s still hope and there really is. One of the best experiences living in sober living homes is that you get the chance to meet new friends. These new friends are just like you. They’re also recovering. Having friends – going through the same thing – can keep you motivated in achieving your goal.