Going through a medical detox program for your drug or alcohol addiction is a tremendous first step on the road to recovery. Once you leave our detox program, the journey has just begun. But is staying clean after detox possible?
Why Detox is Necessary?
Many people fall back into their addiction as a result of the hurtful and dangerous withdrawal symptoms they experience. A medical detoxification program allows you to be weaned off of your addiction to alcohol or drugs in a safe, professional and pain-free environment. You want to recover, but withdrawal symptoms can be too much to bear by yourself. That’s where we come in.
The Next Step to Staying Clean After Detox
Once you have gone through our medical detox program, you will be free from your previous addiction. The key, however, is staying that way. After completion of our program, our counselors can help you set up an individualized plan for you to succeed and refer you to other programs or facilities like the one’s below.
- Sponsorship – Go to a local, outside AA or NA meeting and ask someone who has been clean for a long time to be your sponsor. He or she can give you tips on staying clean and can offer support. Have your sponsor keep you accountable.
- Meetings – Once you leave our detox facility, it can feel like you are on your own in your struggles. Many people who are recovering from painful addictions find that participating in an AA or NA meeting helps them stay clean. Go regularly and participate openly with the group. Making the meetings won’t keep you sober by itself, but it can be a great help.
- Rehab – Long-term care at a rehabilitation facility can be very helpful for those that continue to struggle with their addictions because of their surroundings. A good rehab facility is experienced in helping people with all kinds of addictions get and stay clean. If you have relapsed before, rehab is crucial.
Staying clean after detox may sound hard. When you are at home and the same pressures and situations that led to the addiction surround you again, you may relapse. The key to recovery is support, which can be found in the options above as well as in family and friends. Take the first step — contact Gallus Detox Centers today at 888-228-9114 to begin your recovery.