Life after rehab might seem exciting, worrying or even boring. However you feel about it, the chances are you’ve got mixed emotions and expectations. We’ve got advice, and suggestions, on how to maintain a social life, not get lonely and still remain sober.
A really important part of someone’s recovery journey is the involvement of friends and who believe in their ability to recover.
When someone knows that you are concerned about them, that you’ve noticed a change in their behaviour, or that you are not going to leave them to face a problem alone, it can be a turning point in their decision to do something about an addiction.
It’s obvious that drugs and alcohol affect our moods, behaviour and actions. Lots of people have experienced the mental, emotional and physical negative effects of over-using drugs and alcohol. But, does alcohol and drug addiction affect your mental health?
Livingstone House has a duty to care for all of our residents. We protect and empower residents at risk of exploitation or abuse. Read about how our safeguarding policy and practices are validated by local authorities and the steps we take to prioritise our residents’ safety.
Sobriety is a journey, not an overnight fix. Read about the different stages of rehabilitation, the options of a halfway house and how to identify if you need to find a drug or alcohol rehabilitation centre to help you or a loved one.
Lots of people try to make positive changes at the start of a new year. Choosing to alcohol detox is a positive step away from alcoholism. Learn more about what to expect from the detox process and the support available to anyone wanting to start a detox.