How To Get Comfortable Living In Your Own Home After Being In A Recovery Community

When you first enter a recovery program, returning home might be all that you can think about.  That changes however once you have completed your program and you are faced with returning back to your normal life.  You might be nervous about falling into your old habits and possibly relapsing.  This can be a stressful time if you aren’t properly prepared, that’s why it’s important to take a little time to get ready for this next step.

What to Do After Your Recovery Program

Consider a Transitional Community

If you are really worried about returning home straight from your recovery program, you might want to look into transitional communities.  These places are set up a lot like rehabilitation communities, but with a little more freedom.  You can have a job, pay rent and bills, and learn how to live a regular life without drugs or alcohol.

You will still be highly monitored by staff as well as having a support group right in your living environment.  You will also be surrounded by other people who have been in similar situations in their life.  Being a part of a transitional community can be beneficial step to living at home on your own.

Educate Your Friends And Family

If you decide that you would rather go back home instead of a transitional community, make sure that your friends and family understand how to handle your return.  Many recovery programs will not only educate you about how to avoid possible triggers and deal with temptations, they will also help your home support network learn what they can do to help you.

You aren’t the only one who has gone through a big change in your life.  Your family also has to go through their own recovery and learn how to deal with changes.  This is absolutely important to your at home recovery because if they keep their same habits, that can trigger you to fall into your old routines.

Find A Program

Just because you no longer in a recovery community doesn’t mean that you don’t need support and therapy.  You still have a lot to learn and work through now that you are back at home.  Find a program or support group in your area.  Whether it is one-on-one with a therapist or in a group setting like with a 12-step program, you need to be a part of a community that can help keep you in check, offer advice or support, and keep you on the path to a successful recovery.

Coming home after completing your recovery program doesn’t have to be scary or stressful.  Following these simple steps can make your home just as helpful as your recovery community.