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How To Start A New Life After Addiction Recovery

after addiction recovery

There is a misconception that when addiction recovery treatment is completed, all problems are solved. That’s never the case. After addiction treatment is when the real work starts, it’s when an individual needs to take what they learned and apply it everyday.

Recovery is a show-me proof. Because lying and manipulating are common during addiction, others around an addict know their words and promises hold no weight. Now that treatment is complete, it’s time to show up, be accountable, and most importantly - follow through.

Managing sobriety for the first 30 days is a great start to the exciting journey of recovery. Here are a few recommendations to help keep you on track:

  • Choose your friends wisely

  • Accept your mistakes

  • Take one day at a time

  • Build a career path

  • Increase sober support

  • Fill in gaps in your schedule

  • Take care of yourself

Many people experience relapses because they didn’t use skills and support systems they learned while in treatment. Relapse can happen in 2 weeks, 6 months, 1 year, or even 20 years - that’s why it’s best for an individual in recovery to attend AA or Smart Recovery meetings right away, so they have a support system if they need it and know they are not all on their own.

Getting Help For Addiction

If you or somebody in your life seems to have an issue with alcohol or drugs, or is suffering from addiction, professional help may be the best option for recovery.

At Care Addiction Center, we offer treatment plans that address every facet of your addiction, serving individuals in Geneva, Batavia, Sycamore, St. Charles, and Kane County, with online addiction treatment available anywhere in Illinois. 

To get started on the road to recovery, or if you have questions about helping yourself or a loved one, call us today or schedule a confidential assessment online and begin treatment.


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