Relapse prevention is one of the most important aspects of addiction recovery because it prepares, educates and strengthens the recovering addict's resolve to stay "clean" when they return to society and their regular lives. An effective solution to relapse prevention is sober living communities. This program allows recovering addicts to transition safely from rehab. This type of environment helps to prepare them for the real world.
The relapse prevention advantages provided by this program will help recovering addicts no matter how strong they believe they are. For one thing, they will be living in an environment with recovering addicts like themselves. In this environment patients learn and help to teach each other how to stay away from drugs and alcohol. With the common goal of long term sobriety there is much to discuss which will reinforce all the tools needed to cope with moving back into society. Recovering addicts will also still have the full resources of the treatment center available to them including support from their treatment team mentors.
Sober living communities allow the recovering addict to interact with the friends and family as well as interacting with the recovering addicts within the program. For Example, the recovering patient can go to work during the day and return to the sober living community at night. This provide the dual benefit of having an appropriate transitory stage before going back to their normal routines and living environment. Because the sober living community is strictly a drug and alcohol free zone this enhances the recovery process. During this period, rules help to reiterate relapse prevent education learned in rehab which is significant for long term sobriety.
One of the main advantages of staying in a sober living community is that recovering addicts can develop new friends which they can rely on for support. These new friends have in many instances become lifelong supporters that have enabled many recovering addicts to stay clean for the rest of their lives. Because they have been through the process they are able to offer advice that reinforces your sobriety as well as their own. Recovering addicts will be able to get hands on experience on how to handle their family, old friends and workmates in almost any type of negative moments that they may encounter. In the event the recovering addict starts to "slip" meaning go back to the old life of drugs or alcohol, this support help to put them back on track.
Studies show that programs beyond rehab significantly diminish the possibility of a relapse. At Dayton drug treatment centers it is their common belief that aftercare programs such as sober houses positively augments the rehabilitation process. Recovering addicts who have participated in this process have reported alcoholics and drug addicts typically become happier and more successful if they continue to take advantages of facilities and programs that can help to maintain sobriety and prevent relapse.
Sober living communities are definitely to be considered for helping in the complete recovery of drug addiction. If you or anyone you know is recovering from addiction and have interest or have questions concerning treatment options call Drug Treatment Centers Dayton today for help finding rehabs at (937) 404-3035.