A dependence on drugs or alcohol can destroy someone’s life and the lives of their loved ones. Addiction is a complex disease that has an adverse effect on relationships, finances, and responsibilities. Millions of people have suffered from addiction and then made the courageous decision to enter an addiction treatment program for help. You may be one of these people who completed a rehab program and are ready to reenter the workforce.
The Fort Behavioral Health team in Fort Worth, Texas, wants you to be prepared to go back to the “real world” after an alcohol addiction treatment program. We want you to feel that you can accomplish your goal of long-term sober living.
Adjusting to Sober Living
Adjusting to sober living after a residential treatment program can be challenging. Honestly, there will be obstacles that you will face throughout recovery. However, sober living is possible for you. Sober living means you can be productive, healthy, and well-balanced without drugs or alcohol. One of the key components of the addiction treatment program at our Fort Worth, Texas facility is coping skills. Coping skills are strategies that will prevent relapses and encourage a lifestyle that does not involve the use of drugs or alcohol.
Returning to Work After a Rehab Program
Returning to work after a substance abuse treatment program can be scary and stressful. The stigma of addiction can prevent you from disclosing any information about your treatment. If you know what to expect, you can develop a plan to manage tough questions from coworkers about your absence while maintaining your sobriety.
Coworkers may ask where you have been, and while you have a right to anonymity, you may want to consider being honest. Admitting your struggles with addiction can help in the recovery process because you need to be honest with yourself. Also, it is essential to remember that it takes inner strength to seek help and pursue sober living. So, you should be proud to share your recovery journey with others.
Benefits of Returning to Work After a Rehab Program
When you return to work after a rehab program, you receive benefits such as:
- Income – Returning to the workplace after treatment means you can pay the bills and save money that was once used on buying drugs or alcohol.
- Stability – When you have steady employment, you are expected to show up on time and perform your job consistently, which creates long-term stability.
- Constructive use of time – Work allows you to be productive and fill in the time that was once spent on using drugs or alcohol.
- Normalcy – Having and maintaining a job is indicative of normalcy. It means you can return to your responsibilities.
- Responsibility – When you have a job, you have a responsibility to complete your work and be productive. Having a job also helps to prioritize your responsibilities.
Maintain Sober Living with Help from Fort Behavioral Health
When you have accomplished recovery in an addiction treatment program at Fort Behavioral, you should feel proud of this important milestone. Our team wants your recovery to continue long after you’ve left our facility in Fort Worth, Texas. For information on sober living, reach out to our team today by calling 844.332.1807 or completing our online form.
The Fort Worth Recovery umbrella covers medically supervised detox and residential programs for men and women alike. Our programs are abstinence-based and combine a 12-step approach with a strong mental health component, integrating cutting-edge techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing, and Motivational Interviewing. For more information or to start your healing journey, please fill out a contact request form, and one of our recovery experts will connect with you shortly.