You or your loved one will have a greater chance of maintaining sobriety with a strong support system. Your support system can include your old clinicians, your peers from alcohol rehab, friends and family, or much larger groups like Alcoholics Anonymous.
Most alcohol rehab facilities will provide you or your loved one with an aftercare program built for supporting you through recovery. It will include:
- Contact information if you need someone to talk to,
- Life-skills management to avoid high-risk situations and be productive when reentering society without the use of alcohol, and
- Frequent group therapy meetings to keep in touch with your peers and clinicians from alcohol rehab.
Family and Friends
Hopefully your treatment for alcoholism included family programming. It is important for your family and friends to understand why you started abusing alcohol and how the addiction escalated. Incorporating family and friends in the treatment process will also teach them how to be a strong support system for you once your program is completed.
Family programming will prepare your family and friends by:
- Educating them on the effects of alcohol abuse,
- Recognizing the signs of relapse,
- What could be triggers or high-risk situations for you, and
- How to help alleviate the pressure of triggers and high0risk situations to maintain your sobriety.
When choosing an alcohol rehab program, also make sure it includes the family in its treatment processes.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Many recovering alcoholics have found frequenting AA meetings to be the driving force in maintaining their recovery.
Alcoholics Anonymous “primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety,” so seeking additional recovery support through an established and successful organization like AA is highly recommended.
To find AA meetings in your area, visit the AA website.
For additional recovery support or to seek alcohol rehab if you or a loved one have fallen victim to relapse, please call us toll-free. We are here to help.
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