Reaching the end of detox treatment or a rehab program often leaves the patient with questions. Such as, “What happens next?” and “How can I be successful in long-term recovery?” Rebuilding your life after detox and rehab does not have to be scary. It should not be an intimidating process if you lean on your support and follow the recovery plan and goals you established during treatment.
The Importance of a Recovery Plan
The recovery plan includes short and long-term goals for you to achieve that are planned for specifically targeted periods, for example by the week, month, six-month, year and longer. Planned goals keep you motivated in your recovery and as you accomplish them, they establish milestones as well. Think of it as a map of where you’ve been and where you are going. Setting and achieving goals helps to drive you towards the outcome you see for your life and give life meaning and direction. Without a plan and goals, you will simply wander through life without purpose.
Staying on track is essential to avoiding relapse and being successful in sobriety. Being pro-active in your recovery means having a task list or action plan that will keep you focused on your responsibilities, as well as your goals – which will, in turn, keep you centered and balanced. In the beginning, it is a good idea to keep your daily task list to a minimum so as not to become overwhelmed or stressed. It is okay to push yourself and work toward accomplishing the more difficult tasks that take you closer to your recovery goals.
Staying Healthy through Diet and Exercise
There cannot be enough said about eating a balanced diet and getting the proper amount of exercise each day. Your body needs nourishment to stay healthy. And following the recommended daily allowance of fruits, vegetables, legumes, meats, and dairy will keep your body well. Following-up that advice with daily exercise will also keep your body fit and strong. You don’t have to join a gym unless of course, you want to! Taking a 30-minute brisk walk will go a long way in adding to your energy, improve balance and strengthen muscles. Walking is also very therapeutic mentally and spiritually. Once you get into the routine, you will find that you prefer a lifestyle that is centered on a healthy diet and exercise.
Rebuilding Your Life: Gallus Detox Centers
Once you return home from detox treatment and/or rehab, it is a good idea to avoid reconnecting with people who were part of your alcohol or drug past. Putting yourself in a situation where you may be tempted to engage in activity that could lead to relapse can sabotage your recovery. Your future is about transformation and moving toward a healthier and happier you! When you are ready to take the first step in transforming your life, call Gallus Detox Center. We offer IV therapy medical detox and can help you detox from drugs and alcohol without painful withdrawal. Call today. [Direct]