You’ve Completed Rehab, Now What?
Have you or someone you know recently finished an addiction treatment program or rehab program for alcohol and/or drugs? Do you need help getting healthy after rehab? Are you fully free from drugs and alcohol and ready for the next step in your healthy journey? If so, first off- Congratulations! You did it! You’ve made a commitment to being sober and your life is about to get really, really good. Now is the time to focus on healing your body, getting strong, detoxing your system, eating healthy, and getting your body and mind back on track. Here are a few steps to get started:
Getting Fit & Healthy After Rehab
- Create you ideal schedule. What does your workout schedule look like? Do you have a gym? Support system? What classes do you like? How many days do you want to workout? How about hiring a trainer to get started?
- Write down your fitness goals. Do you need to lose weight? Tone up? What are your short term SMART goals? What are your long term goals? What steps are you going to take to reach these goals? What roadblocks do you see popping up?
- Reexamine your nutrition. What are you currently eating? How are the foods you’re choosing make you feel? Would setting up a meeting with a nutritionist help? Write down your ideal menu. Are you comfortable meal planning and meal prepping? Follow Unite Fitness Retreat’s food principles for helpful tips.
- Check in with your mental health. Are you still meeting with a counselor or therapist? Keep this going. Talking to someone is extremely important in recovery. How are your relationships? Do you need to mend some broken relationships? Write down who you need to talk with, what does the conversation look like? Are you ready to talk? Start preparing for these conversations. Get outside in nature as much as you can! Meditate for a few minutes every day and spend a few days writing in your gratitude journal.
- Enlist the help of structured wellness and fitness retreat. Camps like Unite Fitness Retreat can really help you get back on track with your health and fitness after rehab. You won’t be alone, instead you’ll have support, professionals working with you, nutritious foods, life-coaching, and mind and body rejuvenation.
- Recognize the medical and psychological aspects of withdrawal, identifying triggers for alcohol or drug use, and develop techniques for avoiding them. If you need more help, reach out to your sponsor, counselor, or treatment center.
- Give yourself time, this journey is just the beginning!