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How to Stay Sober After Detoxing from Drugs or Alcohol

Detox is the first step of getting clean from addictive drugs. It’s a time that can be turbulent when you’re addicted to something with intense withdrawal symptoms, but an inpatient detox center can help you cope with the symptoms and relax as much as possible as your body purges unwanted substances.

Medical Detox is considered one of the safest and most comfortable means of detox. It allows you to be safe and healthy with the assistance of clinical staff who can help you be as comfortable as possible.

 

Life After Detox

Detox is the first step in reclaiming your life from addiction. However, it’s not usually enough to help a person sustain their sobriety. To avoid relapse, you’re going to need to change the way you live your life. You’ll need help doing that from addiction specialists.

Addiction professionals who work in the detox center will help you plan your next steps. You may choose to enter long-term treatment, outpatient programs or one-on-one therapy. Most people in recovery find it’s essential to attend 12-step meetings. Creating a support network is critical to staying clean and sober.

Whatever you choose, it’s important to use an aftercare plan to help you learn to live clean and sober. Once you have finished treatment, you may want to live in a sober home with other people in recovery, too, to help you keep your focus.

 

Addiction and Recovery

Addiction, also called a substance use disorder, affects your brain in complex ways. Unfortunately, for many people, relapse is a part of their recovery story. This is why it’s so important to follow up with a treatment program once you’ve completed detox. You’ll learn new coping skills and make new friends who have been through similar experiences. A treatment center is a safe and therapeutic environment that many people view as a “second family.”

Remember, merely getting clean is not a “cure” for addiction. You have triggers such as old using friends and negative feelings that you once used as an excuse to pick up a drink or drug.

In recovery, you’ll make new friends and find new activities that you enjoy, clean and sober. But you have to give yourself a chance. An inpatient program or outpatient program is an important way to get the help you need after you’ve detoxed.

Getting Help

Are you ready to give yourself a chance for a new way of life? You don’t have to use today or ever again. Learn about our medical detox program and how we can help you get clean, today. Just call us at 1-800-970-8774 to get started.

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