Transitional living situations can help someone with drug addiction or alcoholism to progressively reenter a normal lifestyle one step at a time after they leave a residential rehab facility. There is a big difference between being constantly monitored in rehab and returning home where you are basically on your own to avoid drugs and alcohol.
Addiction treatment never truly ends. Over time it will become more habit than constant struggle. In the beginning though, it will be a moment to moment struggle.
Many addiction treatment programs are proponents of giving back to one’s community and society once addiction recovery is maintained. National groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as many rehab facilities mention this in their programs.
When family and friends decide to set up an addiction intervention for a loved one, it is essential that it be done with the help of a professional. Overseeing one of these sessions is a delicate task that can make the situation worse when not performed correctly. Continue reading