Completion of a drug rehab program is an immense accomplishment and something you should be excited about. But after your rehab is complete, life in recovery begins. As part of your new life, you must remember at all times that the key to staying in recovery is relapse prevention. \r\nUsing What You Learned in Rehab for Relapse Prevention\r\nWhen you were searching for the right rehab for your individual needs, you likely selected one that offered a vast array of evidence-based therapies. These therapies, whether conducted in a group session or individually, likely also provided you with tools for relapse prevention and education regarding the signs of impending relapse. \r\n\r\nWhen you first started with treatment at rehab, you likely thought some of the information and program aspects were silly, elementary or not for you. As time progressed, you probably then started seeing more value in what you were learning and information provided in therapy sessions. \r\n\r\nSome of the relapse prevention tools used in everyday life are basic rules and thoughts to live by. But these are very important things to remember and use as part of your future. Eventually, they will become second nature. Until then, practice makes perfect.\r\nRules for Relapse Prevention\r\nTo stay one step ahead of temptation, there are some rules you can live by. Temptation may prove itself unavoidable on one or more occasions. But the harder you work at remaining in recovery, the greater your chance of avoiding relapse.\r\n\r\nSome of those rules include:\r\n\r\n \tAvoid tempting circumstances. If you know a situation will involve temptation, stay away from it. Don't try to prove yourself in sobriety. You only owe it to yourself to remain sober and putting yourself in a position of potential harm is never a good way to strengthen or show others you\u2019re doing well.\r\n \tUse your support network. Ensure that your social circle is healthy and includes people who want you to succeed in recovery. Don\u2019t spend time around people with whom you commonly abused substances. Positive people will support you. Unhealthy relationships will only bring you down.\r\n \tKeep a healthy, consistent schedule. Rehab worked to put you into a schedule, even though you may have disliked the rules and restrictions. Now back at home, it\u2019s up to you to keep a healthy schedule to avoid putting yourself in a position of chaos, boredom and non-productivity that can lead to relapse.\r\n \tAvoid complacency. By becoming complacent or believing that you have recovery mastered, even after many successful years, you set yourself up for relapse. Keep up with your program and continue living as a person in recovery.\r\n \tRemember that relapse is not an end. Recovery doesn\u2019t end with relapse. While it can be terribly disappointing to suffer a setback, it\u2019s only a setback and not a failure. What you must do is gain help and support for getting back on track and learn from your mistakes.\r\n\r\nBeaches Recovery Provides Preventive Techniques and Tools\r\nWhen you\u2019re ready to gain sustained recovery, Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida provides the evidence-based therapies and continuum of care you need to get into recovery. Equally important for lifelong sobriety, Beaches Recovery provides the tools and education you need to prevent relapse throughout your life.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nYou owe it to yourself to achieve the kind of recovery that you can maintain for a lifetime. Call Beaches Recovery now at <a href='tel:8666050532'>866.605.0532</a> for more information about our evidence-based programs.