It’s normal to worry about what the future holds. During recovery, it can be even harder to see through the present to what your plans will be after you leave a treatment program. As the old adage says, it’s important to take it one day at a time. Focusing on your daily goals is what’s most essential to have a successful recovery and stay drug-free.
However, at some point in your recovery, you’re going to have to plan for what the upcoming weeks, months, and years have in store. So how do you balance both living in the present and planning for your future?
At the Addiction Recovery Institute of America, our team will help guide you to manage your recovery, so you can integrate easily back into society and build a solid and sober foundation for years to come.
Making Sober Plans for the Future in Recovery
Our treatment specialists recommend a few areas of focus to recognize the work you’re doing while in recovery and at the same time, plan for an uncertain future. Discipline and structure are key ingredients in any therapy and building a strong support network to realize your recovery goals will set you up for success. It’s important to plan for:
- Your living arrangement
- Your career and hobbies
- Managing your continued recovery
Trigger-Free Living Arrangements
It is critical to plan for your post-treatment living arrangement including making sure it supports a sober lifestyle. One of the primary mistakes that many people make after leaving treatment is to go back to the same living situation that fostered their addiction in the first place. A lot of drug use is environmental, and many triggers or drug habits are also environmental. Eliminating the triggers and the environments that support your addiction will make your continued recovery much easier.
Your Career and Hobbies in Recovery and The Future
Experiencing addiction will impact your life in more ways than one. Many clients and residents discover new hobbies while in rehab, and a lot of people end up pursuing careers in recovery and rehabilitation themselves. If you develop a career or a hobby while in treatment, use it for your future planning. For clients that ultimately choose to make a career in recovery after they have experienced addiction, it’s not because it keeps them sober. It’s because they’ve experienced addiction firsthand and see the value in the treatment and professionals that can help people turn lives around.
Managing Your Continued Recovery and Sober Living
Daily stresses can build up quickly, leading many people to relapse shortly after leaving a residential treatment program. Going from a safe, supportive, and caring environment to a world of uncertain employment and anxiety is not easy. But with a residential treatment program that focuses on your future after rehab, you’ll be able to handle the uncertainty and better plan for your future.
While it’s crucial to take your recovery one day at a time, we aim to provide you with the tools and strategies you need to achieve long-term recovery. It’s essential to plan for continued individual therapy and group therapy, continue to utilize your social support network, and connect with resources outside of our facility. You can begin to reintegrate into everyday life, taking on more responsibilities at home, work, or school while putting the strategies you have learned in treatment into practice.
Contact Our Residential Treatment Program in Florida Today
If you are ready to start recovery and plan for your addiction-free future, our Addiction Recovery Institute of America team is here to help. Our residential treatment program helps people get sober and stay sober through individualized treatment that can include a combination of detox, therapy, education, and a strong support system. We believe in arming our clients and residents with the tools and resources they need to prepare for an uncertain future.