A relapse is not a failure. It’s all about what you do to get back up. The sooner you address the slip-up, the less damage it can cause. Be honest and reach out to your support network right away. Don’t buy-in to the idea that you can handle it your own.
The general recommendation is to take all recommendations and follow through on every step of your aftercare plan. This usually includes:
- Outpatient treatment for at least 6 months
- 30 meetings in your first 30 days out of rehab
- Getting a sponsor within 30 days
- Sober living for at least 1 month
- Continuing all medications (like Suboxone or Subutex) until advised by a professional
The private JourneyPure app creates a customized recovery plan to help you reach daily, weekly and monthly recovery goals. It’s accessible 24/7 and connects directly to your Alumni Life Coach.
- Accountability Coaching via text and regular check-in calls, available 24/7
- Tons of free recovery events per month (see below)
- An app on your phone that rewards you for making healthy choices
- An online forum to Ask Our Doctors questions and a private Facebook group to stay connected
An important part of recovery is being of service to others. That could mean volunteering, sharing your story, working in the field or helping people in your life that are still struggling.
Yes! Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as dozens of other addiction support groups, hold daily online meetings. There are thousands of open meetings to choose from, and like in-person meetings, you have options.