You’ve Finished Rehab, Now What?
Stress Plays a Strong Role in Relapse
Stress is a major factor in many kinds of illness. But, did you know that stress is a main trigger for addiction relapse? Stress, as we well know, can lead to depression and anxiety. While men and women both experience these things, men are less likely than women to seek help for them. And, because men are less likely to reach out for help, they are especially vulnerable to the pitfalls of stress-triggered relapses.
Sober Living Gives Men Recovery Tools
A positive mindset is crucial for addiction recovery. An individual must nurture their mental and emotional health as well as their physical health while they develop the new life skills they will need to lead a sober life. Sober living homes play a crucial role as the step in between rehab and independent sober living.
Some stressful issues an individual faces after rehab include:
- Making amends and rebuilding trust with family and friends
- Searching for employment
- Finding drug-free living arrangements
- Learning how to face life’s challenges without turning to drugs and alcohol
- Facing emotional wounds that might trigger relapse
Because many men are less likely to reach out for help for emotional issues, living in a supportive, drug free environment with others who share the same goal of sobriety can make the difference between success and relapse.
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