Understanding the challenges that you may face once you have left rehab is crucial as it will prepare you for whats ahead, as well as increasing the chance of remaining sober. In this article, we discuss some of the common problems which individuals often face when leaving rehab.

Building Blocks to Recovery

1) Temptation

Understanding the challenges that you may face once you have left rehab is crucial as it will prepare you for whats ahead, as well as increasing the chance of remaining sober. In this article, we discuss some of the common problems which individuals often face when leaving rehab.

2) Night sweats and cravings

Often, many individuals suffer with night sweats and nightmares, making it a struggle for some people to sleep and therefore you should be prepared for the long nights. However, this should only be for the first few weeks whilst you are managing cravings and getting yourself back into a healthy sleeping routine.

4) Return to your responsibilities

During your addiction, you may have hurt your family and friends by your behaviour. However, now you are clean and sober, it is the perfect time to build on relationships with people you love and care about and allow them to gain trust for you again.

3) Relationships

You should return to your life before addiction and resume with your life responsibilities. Also, as family members allow you to gain responsibilites again, this will help gain trust and build to your relationships as mentioned above.

5) No matter how hard it gets, don’t give up

Remember, it is not going to be easy but it will be worth it! Rehabiltation is only the first step in the long journey to soberiety, but the journey will be worthwhile. Stick it out and believe in yourself, just like the team at New Leaf believe in you!