Watching someone you love struggle with a substance addiction is incredibly difficult, and the relief felt when that person finally begins a treatment program is enormous. And while it absolutely is a victory, it is not the end of the road. Relapse is a very significant risk for many people recovering from substance addiction and you will want to make sure your loved one is able to transition back into regular life after the completion of their treatment.
Living with an addicted person can take a toll, and it is recommended that family members take the time to treat themselves while their loved one is in rehab. Giving yourself a reward can make it easier to let go of past baggage that could interfere with an addicted person’s recovery and may make it easier for you to manage any new stress resulting from their return home.
It is also recommended that friends and family members educate themselves while their loved one is going through treatment so that they can better relate to their loved one’s struggles and will know what to expect when their loved one finally returns from treatment. Al-Anon meetings are a great way to meet and connect with other people who understand what it is like to live with an addicted person and can provide very good information about issues that may arise in the aftermath of a treatment program.
The comprehensive supervised detoxification and residential treatment program at the Asana Recovery Center maintains a strong focus on life after treatment, teaching patients the skills they need to maintain their sobriety after completion of the program. Call us at (949) 438-4504 to learn more about our program and facilities today.