After spending one to three months in inpatient treatment, those first steps back out into the world can be overwhelming. But leaving inpatient treatment doesn’t mean your treatment is complete, nor does it mean you have to survive on your own. Completing inpatient treatment is a huge milestone that should be celebrated – but recovery is a lifelong process.
What Happens After Inpatient Treatment?
For most people, when inpatient treatment is complete, they move on to a supported living environment. This can be a half-way house, a clean-living home, or some other structured environment in which recovery continues to be the main focus. Needing support after inpatient treatment does not make you weak – it is part of the recovery process. You need to learn how to live again, how to support yourself, and how to make choices to surround yourself with the right kind of people as you develop healthier habits.
What If I’m Afraid of Relapsing?
There is not an addict of any type who is not afraid of relapsing. Caring about your future is a great sign; it means you care about you. Avoiding relapse means choosing to live well – taking care of yourself, surrounding yourself with people who will encourage your new lifestyle, and staying away from people who want to draw you back into the old habits you had. During this time, keeping in close touch with your sponsor, seeking therapy, and finding your “new normal” – a job, a home, a circle of friends – should be your entire focus and goal.
Are There Supports Available After Inpatient Treatment?
Your Wasatch family is always there for you. Along with our inpatient drug rehab programs, we offer intensive outpatient programs, recreation therapy, employment assistance, personalized life coaching, and sober living. We want you to succeed – to reclaim your life.
We are dedicated to helping you overcome drug and alcohol addictions and reach full, lasting recovery. If you are struggling with addiction, or if you have a friend, family member, or other loved one with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, please call us. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Heber City, Utah, and to speak with a member of our experienced, caring team. We are eager to help you regain control of your life