Recovery After Care

Often alcoholics and addicts make many changes while they are in treatment, and once they have returned home are overwhelmed by their families.  Since home was a trigger, it is suggested that the individual finds a sober living, has a Sober Coach or Recovery Companion, for a a couple of months before making the full move back home.

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Staying Active In Recovery

The mood-enhancing properties of physical activity cannot be ignored.  Alcoholics and addicts sometimes neglect taking care of their bodies and do not exercise as much as they should.  These, self-destructive habits, over time may contribute to a downward spiral right back into addiction.

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Continuing Care in Recovery

Continuing care in with most cases of alcoholism and drug addiction is needed.  While in treatment most recovering alcoholics and addicts have no problem doing what they are told, but often when they leave treatment, they fail , go back to what they were doing, due to lack of structure.  Tools that are learned in treatment are put aside because the individual has not had the opportunity to use them in a real life setting or environment.

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Exercising in Recovery

For recovering addicts and alcoholics the brain experiences a chemical reward, which can help to sustain prolonged sobriety through the release of dopamine and serotonin to the brain which can be damaged or lost during active drug and alcohol use.

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Finding The Right Treatment Center

Choosing the ideal substance use treatment program for  yourself or a loved one is extremely important.  The National Institute of Drug Abuse defines residential treatment as, "a program providing 24 hour care, generally in a non-hospital setting." 

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Fun In Sobriety

Many addicts and alcoholics think, what am I going to do now that I am sober? There cannot possibly be anything fun to do in sobriety.  Well, this is only a matter of prospective, and the newly sober person may say, that without a police chase or  taking risks that may lead to death, hurting themselves or loved ones around them, there is no fun. It is the definition of fun that changes with long-term sobriety.

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