Several news sources have reported this week that Robin Williams is going back to rehab. Williams claims to not be using drugs or alcohol, and that his return to rehab is to help him focus on his commitment to a life of sobriety.
His decision to go back to treatment highlights the ever important fact that sobriety is a life long process and requires continuous efforts to stay sober. Just as Williams is staying one step ahead of a possible relapse, make sure you are doing the same. Keeping your recovery in check by following your relapse prevention plan is your best tool to stay on the right path. Here are a few other strategies that you might want to include when you find yourself struggling.
Increase support– Go to meetings and talk more often with your support system.
Education– Ask your loved ones to get educated about the warning signs of potential relapse.
Healthy Activities– Find stimulating new pastimes, activities and friends to keep you looking ahead.
Minimize Stress– Activities such as breathing exercises, yoga, meditation, journaling and long walks can be incredibly beneficial.
Returning to Rehab
If you are feeling like you need more help with your recovery then seeking treatment in a residential setting is the best thing to do. Like Williams, you may not have relapsed by taking that first drink or using drugs, and you want to take every precaution to be sure that you don’t. A return to rehab might just be the best option for you. Going back to rehab is not a failure, rather it shows just how strong and determined you are to stay sober and live a healthy life.
We applaud Robin Williams for recognizing his risk for relapse and taking preventative action to keep his recovery in tact. If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, we have addiction specialists available to talk to you today.
Destination hope is a full service addiction treatment center that provides residential and outpatient programs to people suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction, and co-occurring mental health issues commonly referred to as dual diagnoses. Our programs are licensed by the State of Florida and accredited by the Joint Commission.