It’s a tremendous accomplishment for someone to survive addiction and then get through an entire treatment process. As they walk out the door of rehab, the client has every right to feel a sense of pride. With that said, it’s also important that each person walking out that door realizes it’s only the initial stages of recovery. There’s a whole lifetime worth of challenges and temptations that could upset the apple-cart in a moment’s notice. Some experts believe that staying sober is infinitely more difficult than getting sober. However, is that true?
The Challenges of Staying Sober
In rehab, the staff makes sure they structure everything from therapy to group activities. It would be fair to say that structure is the cornerstone of any reputable addiction treatment program. While that structure serves to keep clients moving in the right direction, that same structure will not exist on the outside. Of course, an astute recovering addiction sufferer would be well-served to emulate the same structure at home as they experienced in rehab.
Hopefully, the exiting client will have developed better coping skills to deal with temptation and their triggers. Staying sober after rehab is impossible without good coping and life skills. Why? Everyone eventually is going to face a test to their sobriety. The reason people relapse is that they forgot the lessons they learned while in the safety of rehab.
The Importance of Staying Sober
At our Sunflower Wellness Retreat in Osawatomie, KS, we provide a recovery coaching program in Kansas City, KS. What we stress in this program is that focus and commitment are the keys to staying sober after rehab. Failure to focus and commit puts the individual at risk of a relapse. We also preach that each relapse makes recovery that much more difficult for the client to achieve.
Literally, staying sober establishes the line between the continuation of suffering and the chance for a better life. As long as the recovering addiction sufferer stays sober, they’ll have a chance to accomplish goals and experience their wildest dreams. At every turn, addiction treatment professionals know what’s at stake for their clients. That serves as the driving force behind why so many counselors put forth so much care and effort during therapy.
Sunflower Wellness Retreat – A modern Approach to Addiction Treatment
We believe it’s important to offer modern solutions to old problems. Drug and alcohol addictions have affected people for generations. That has caused an evolution is the addiction treatment community over the years. Today, we strive to offer the most cutting-edge treatment options available. That means offering evidence-based therapies as well as a nice mix of holistic programs. Here’s a sample of our treatment menu:
- Psychotherapy (CBT & DBT)
- Dual diagnosis treatment with a focus on the addiction
- Mental health treatment
- Inpatient, outpatient, and intensive outpatient care
- Family therapy
- Trauma therapy
At Sunflower Wellness Retreat, we do understand the challenges you face while staying sober. Our first task is to get you into treatment where we can develop your sobriety. From there, it becomes a matter of you applying what we teach you. Ready to start? All we need is for you to pick up the phone and call us at 855.730.8825.