The first 90 days after leaving rehab is easily the most critical.
Your brain is not even close to being prepared or equipped to deal with real-life. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 40-60 percent of individuals who undergo inpatient rehabilitation will relapse within the first year and have to start their recovery journey all over again. It becomes a vicious cycle that taxes them mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Some will go through rehab multiple times, and some won’t be so lucky. That’s why it’s crucial to have the best support possible during this crucial 90-day window.
When returning home or back into normal life, you will be faced with various temptations or situations which you are not ready to handle with your new, regained sense of freedom. An overwhelming amount of apprehension and fear may take over, and we have a tendency to return to our old coping mechanisms during those moments. After putting in all of the work to receive the recommended treatment and getting clean, this is a valid concern as your immediate surroundings and environment aren’t as controlled. This is make or break time.