Most people have had a link with addiction in one way or another. If you are not directly addicted, you certainly have a friend or loved one who could not resist addiction. Whatever we get addicted to; there is always something we can do to sort ourselves out. Recovery is always possible with every addiction case. And as people attempt to recover from their addiction, there are stages of development which are always referred to as milestones.
The first 90 days of recovery are actually crucial in determining whether an addict finally regains full recovery or whether they relapse.
It is during the first 90 days of recovery that most people relapse, probably because they did not yet get used to their new lifestyle and easily fell when they were tempted with what they are addicted to. How can you successfully go through the first 90 days of recovery? What can you do to surpass this stage so that your recovery becomes full and complete? What are some of the steps you can take to not relapse during the first 90 days of rehab? Let’s find out together.
Make a daily schedule and keep to it
In the first days of your recovery, it will be essential to schedule virtually every activity you carry out. Schedule a time for getting up from sleep, taking a rubdown, taking breakfast, visit the doctor; schedule every single hour of the day and ensure that you strictly follow the schedule. When you do this, you will limit the chances of falling back as you will not do anything that is not on your schedule. Once you’ve gotten used to your new life probably after about 90 days, you can gradually start leading your life without a timetable.
Never miss a meeting
In the first 90 days of recovery, it is absolutely necessary to make attending your rehab meetings a priority. These are very important stages of your rehab and missing even a single meeting could destabilize your whole program and make you vulnerable to relapsing.
Create a “safe” environment around you
Avoid going to places where you will be tempted. Drug and alcohol addicts for example will be tempted if they go to a bar, or they attend a party. There will likely be a lot of smoking and drinking in these places. Make your environment safe. Do not go to such places if you really want to succeed in your rehabilitation process.
There are many other things you can do within the first 90 days of recovery to help you stay in tract. Seeking help from trusted friends and relatives is one of them and hanging on to your health by sleeping and eating well as well as exercising, is another. Make every effort to stay glued to your rehab process at least for the 90 days; it’s a major milestone in achieving full recovery.