Addiction treatment programs don’t last forever. At some point, you have to resume your life. This can be both exhilarating and scary at the same time. You know you need to avoid negative influences to help you maintain sobriety. However, you also need a good support system that has your back. A strong sober living network can get you through the toughest times while helping you stay grounded on your recovery path. Learn more about aftercare and sober living programs.
Long-Term Sobriety Is Possible
Knowing that you have support can make your recovery much easier. Triggers and temptation can test you, and you’ll have some days where your cravings will be almost unbearable.
Along with relapse prevention therapy, a strong support system gives you something to rely on. Whether it’s a trusted friend you can call on any time or a counselor who you have a good connection with, you don’t have to continue recovery alone.
When you surround yourself with people who want the best for you—your long-term sobriety—you increase your chances of success.
What to Look for in a Sober Living Network
Think about the positive influences you’ve had in your life. These people are usually willing to listen to you and give you good advice. In order to give yourself the best chance of recovery, surround yourself with as many supportive friends, family members, and colleagues as you can.
People to include in your network should be 100% supportive of your sobriety. They shouldn’t use substances around you, including drinking alcohol, if it negatively impacts your recovery in any way. They want you to stay safe, and they’ll exhibit patience and empathy during your hardest days.
If you’ve been dependent on drugs or alcohol for years, you may have an especially difficult time staying sober. Instead of returning to your own home, a sober living house could be a better option. This setting allows you to slowly transition back into regular life. Your sober living network will include other residents going through recovery in a drug and alcohol-free zone.
When you take the important step of choosing recovery, we’re here to help. Our male-only rehab facility provides the substance abuse treatment programs you need in a peaceful, beautiful environment nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains of California.
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Stop letting addiction control you. With the right help, you can beat your addiction and live a sober life. Call Serenity Lodge today at 866.379.4365, and we’ll walk with you on the path to recovery.