Once a person has made it into and through rehabilitation, the next prospect becomes one of making sure that they stay sober after completing rehab. This by itself is a gargantuan and Herculean effort. The primary focus is to approach each and every activity in life after treatment with scrupulous introspection. One needs to look at essentially everything they are doing in life after treatment and ask themselves, “Is this something that is conducive to my sobriety or is it something that is a threat to my sobriety?” If the activity is conducive to sobriety or supportive of sobriety, then it is a good activity to take part in. If the activity is not conducive to sobriety and not conducive to recovery, then it should be immediately stopped. The main idea here is that recovery is an ongoing conquest and a very involved process, one of which has not connected to it and one of which tends to involve a lot of work and effort for all involved. For even several years after a person has gone to rehab, they will still be working on their recovery and on kicking their addiction habit.
This of course as one can imagine has a big effect on a person’s family life after completing rehab. The interesting thing about a person’s family members and loved ones is that they can either make a really big difference for the better on a person’s recovery or they can be a negative influence. For some people, their family members and loved ones are a part of their support network and a part of what keeps them staying clean and sober. For some people, it is quite the opposite and the family members and loved ones themselves are often abusing drugs and alcohol as well, and if an individual in recovery keeps up communication or close interaction with them then they risk their very sobriety. This is why it is so important to properly assess any and all family relationships against the mantra of, ‘is this conducive to my sobriety or does this threaten my sobriety?‘ Realistically, that is by far the most important question to be asking here.
Addiction is actually a much bigger problem than most people understand it to be. The unfortunate truth of the matter is that there are now a lot more people who suffer from having a family member or loved one who is addicted to drugs and alcohol than ever before. Case in point, there are about 23,000,000 to 24,000,000 people in this country who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Statistically and proportionately speaking, each of those 23 to 24 million people is going to have several family members or loved ones whom they care very much about.
Family Life After Completing Rehab
Family life plays a big part in all of this, as family and addiction are intricately connected even in life after rehab too. If a person’s family members and loved ones are in any way conducive to their sobriety and can help add to assist a person in sobriety then that relationship should be fostered and helped. However, if a person’s sobriety is, in fact, being threatened by their family members and loved ones then this is something that should be avoided for them. At the end of the day, recovery and freedom from addiction have to be the most important thing for a person who has gone through rehabilitation.
For a person to have an effective recovery that is stable and that actually is lasting and ongoing, the individual needs to make sure that they make the right decisions and spend their time with the right people. Just because a person is family does not mean that they are healthy or supportive in any way. Just because a person is a blood relation does not mean that you should keep them in your life if they are negative or are a bad influence in any way. At the end of the day, staying sober has to be the primary mission because if a person is not sober and they’re facing a relapse, this is also a pretty huge threat to their life as well.
For more information and for help in finding effective recovery options that include repairing relationships with family life through options like family counseling, reach out to Behavioral Rehabilitation Services today. They are able to help people who struggle with even the most unpleasant and difficult of addiction habits. Behavior Rehabilitation Services is able to further assist people who have problems within the family and who either need help in learning how to make sure that certain family members do not continue to create a bad influence on them, or who need help in repairing their relationships with their family after completing rehab.