1st Step Rehab | Welcoming Your Spouse Home From Rehab

Last Updated: Apr 2nd 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky

Most relapses occur only weeks after the individual leaves rehab. When your loved one returns home after rehab, your support is crucial to their success. Keep in mind, your loved one is newly sober. This can be both exciting and extremely overwhelming. Even though they are free from drugs and alcohol, they are used to the support and routine of rehab. Here are a few things to avoid when your loved one comes home from rehab. If you or your loved one needs help with addiction, contact 1st Step Rehab.

 

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Help Them Adjust

When your loved one returns home, they will have to learn how to transition into the real world. Be supportive and ready to take on the transition together. It’s important to establish a plan as a family, to make this process as smooth as possible.

 

What Not to Do

When your loved one first comes home, try to avoid putting pressure on them. The first months of recovery are the most difficult. Try not to push them too much, give them time to adjust. Also, in the early stages, the family might not be the first priority. Meetings and their recovery might come first for some time. Try not to take this change personally.

 

1st Step Rehab

Everyone deserves to have a happy, fulfilling life. However, addiction prevents you from reaching your dreams. If you want to make a change, 1st Step Behavioral Health offers programs to fit your unique needs, including:

  • Residential treatment
  • Outpatient care
  • Partial hospitalization program
  • Intensive outpatient care
  • Relapse prevention

Don’t let drugs control the life you’ve always wanted. Regain confidence with our help. Contact us to begin your life-changing journey to sobriety with our comprehensive treatment for addiction.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky

Brittany PolanskyBrittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is a Primary Clinician at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.

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