As you acclimate to life outside of your rehabilitation center, you will adopt new responsibilities in your life: walking the dog, cleaning your home, and caring for your body are some of the potential duties that you will assume after graduating from a residential treatment program.

You are now in control of your schedule and, though the readjustment to autonomy may be uncomfortable at first, you are going to excel! During rehab, a support group of peers and professionals assisted you in early treatment, instilling you with important coping strategies as well as a sense of community. Now, you are prepared to face all challenges and responsibilities that lie ahead.

Accountability for Yourself

A residential rehabilitation program provides mental health resources, professional counseling, physical fitness equipment, and prepared meals for its patients. By satisfying your immediate needs, the program removes the stress of locating resources and allows you to focus all of your attention on recovery. Once removed from the facility, you have to provide for yourself.

Tasks such as cleaning your room, grocery shopping, cooking meals, and participating in a healthy amount of physical activities all require personal effort. You will still have access to a therapist and other recovery support services, but you need to schedule these appointments yourself. If you feel yourself struggling with these new responsibilities, contact a loved one to help you. After some time, you will be self-sufficient.

Accountability to Your Community

During your period of substance abuse, you likely damaged some relationships. Whether you want to keep the people who you hurt in your life or not, you do owe them an apology. Both you and the other person will heal after you take responsibility for your past actions. Your recovery journey will be stressful and you may need to reevaluate your relationships with friends and family if they cause negative feelings.

You deserve to be happy and your loved ones deserve honesty. When people in your life offer you love and support, you should respond with mutual love. These people will help you maintain sobriety and positive mental health–make sure that they feel as loved by you as you do by them!

Alta Loma prioritizes you and your treatment and our team is eager to help you heal and grow. Dedicated substance addiction and mental health experts will work with you to develop a plan to ensure your mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. The tranquil Texas ranch environment provides a contemplative space in which you can reflect on yourself and your journey. Once you leave our grounds, the tools and techniques you learned here will assist you in recovery for the rest of your life. If you are interested, please contact us at (866) 457-3843.