How to Take Care of Yourself After Lortab Rehab

How to Take Care of Yourself After Lortab Rehab

Stay in touch with your rehab program to help your recovery

Lortab and other prescription painkiller addiction is on the rise. Many people become addicted after receiving pain treatment, surgeries or injury. Others become addicted to painkillers in order to cope with life’s stressors and setbacks. If you have completed Lortab rehab, it is important to maintain your recovery after addiction treatment. Recovery is an ongoing process and it takes nurturing, dedication and support to make your recovery life-long.

Here are a few steps to get you started on the right path to maintain your recovery after addiction:

1. Stay in touch with your rehab program. Many reputable recovery treatment programs offer alumni support or ongoing support or resources for individuals who complete treatment. If you did not enroll in one of these programs, check to find out if you are eligible for a similar program, or if you will be able to contact your counselor or support staff after leaving treatment. Sometimes just hearing a friendly voice is enough to help you make it through a tempting or difficult moment.

2. Join a recovery group in your area. There are a number of 12-Step and recovery groups across the country. Consider joining one of these groups as soon as you finish treatment. Many people attend “90 in 90,” which is ninety meetings in ninety days after the initial addiction recovery period. These ninety days can help you stay strong in the early stage of your recovery so that you will remain well for years to come. Even after the 90 days following treatment, these groups are an incredible resource to meet friends, stay in touch with your own sobriety, and to keep yourself motivated for better. If the group you attend doesn’t feel right or you do not enjoy it, please try a number of groups in your area until you find the right fit.

3. Talk with your loved ones. Lortab addiction and any opiate addiction can lead to incredible strain within the family. You may have strained relationships or painful memories. Work with your counselor to identify those family members that are most supportive of your goals and go from there. Not all of your family members will be supportive and not all of your loved ones may be good for you at this time. Choose wisely, and allow those people who love you to be there for you. Lortab addiction teaches us to isolate ourselves. Let loving relationships support your wellness in a positive way.

4. Challenge yourself to try new hobbies. While the moment you leave Lortab treatment may not be the best time to try hang gliding, snow skiing or mountain climbing, it may be a good time to begin to reevaluate your life. Painkiller addiction leads thousands of people to severe illness or death each year. This is your opportunity to begin a new life; begin to consider the things you always wanted to do. Begin writing, try to paint, learn to play an instrument, go on a walk, bond with your children — this is the time to begin a new hobby, no matter how small.

5. Know when to reach out for help. When relapse is a threat, know yourself and know when to call out for help. We offer a toll-free helpline that is here to help you every step of the way. When you call our helpline, you will speak directly with a recovery professional who will take time to listen and help you find resources that you or a loved one may need. Whether it is rehab care, detox, counseling, recovery advice or more, we are available. Find out how we can help you; call us today.