Letter to the Editor from Shauna Krout
Last updated 1/10/2021 at 11:32am
Leaving treatment without a plan is like going on a road trip without a map. It is very important to have a set plan before leaving treatment.
The plan should be realistic and the recovering person should be able to follow it without getting discouraged. This plan should include both structure and accountability. It should also have goals that are reachable and reasonable. This helps the recovering person feel accomplished and productive.
The plan does not have to be filled with things you don't typically want to do. It should incorporate some fun things as well, so they don't get burnt out. After a long day of being productive maybe they would like to go to the gym or the beach, that's completely fine.
The quickest way to relapse after treatment is a person having way too much time on their hands. Where getting drunk or high filled this time before they went to treatment. They should now fill this new found time with a solid plan in a structured environment.
Following this plan can help eliminate the stress and anxiety that comes up when going back into the real world after completing treatment. This will greatly increase a person's chances of being successful and remaining clean and sober.
For more information on having a plan after treatment, go to https://www.narconon-suncoast.org/blog/leaving-treatment-without-a-plan-is-like-going-on-a-road-trip-without-a-map.html. If you are in need of a referral to a treatment center, call us at 877-841-5509
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Narconon reminds friends and family that you should have a solid plan when you leave treatment. This is super important and it gives the recovering person the best possible chance to remaining clean. This plan should include things that are realistic. There must be a plan in place that the recovering person can follow without getting discouraged. A person without a plan that has too much time on their hands is a recipe for disaster, and will eventually relapse. Filling that time with a structured environment and following their plan will greatly increase a person's chances of being successful.
To learn more about having a plan after treatment go to: https://www.narconon-suncoast.org/blog/leaving-treatment-without-a-plan-is-like-going-on-a-road-trip-without-a-map.html
Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for a no cost screening or referral: 1- 877-841-5509