Congratulations on overcoming your addiction. You’ve managed to start yourself down the path of redemption that will give you a second chance. Be proud of your achievement because no one can take this away from you. However, your path to redemption is far from over. After leaving residential treatment, you’ll have to readjust to your normal life again. Here are some keys to success that will help you have a smooth transition after treatment.

Return To A Substance Free Environment

Your battle with the temptation of drug abuse will be everlasting. For this reason, it’s important that you return to a substance-free environment; meaning that any previous temptations, such as friends or environments, should be irradicated from your life. You know what your triggers are and how they affect you. You should use the techniques that you’ve learned during your treatment as well as preventatively eliminating any temptations. If you’re feeling insecure about your ability to smoothly transition back into society, there are sober living programs that can assist you with your process.

Keep Your Mind Occupied To Avoid Temptation

Keeping your mind occupied will help you to remain sober after residential treatment. Having a sense of purpose will make you less likely to fall into your old ways. Whether you gravitate towards new hobbies or become more focused on your career, these outlets will help combat any desires to return to substance abuse. Exploring the world and discovering new passions will give you a sense of excitement and pride incomparable to any substance. Not only will a new hobby or passion keep you physically and mentally occupied, but you may learn even more about yourself through this process.

Remain Positive Throughout Your Transition

Remaining positive throughout your transition back into society is extremely important. Everything that you’ve worked for so far has been the result of your positive thinking. You wanted to make a change and you wanted to start on your journey towards redemption. For this reason, it is important that you never stop believing in your sobriety.

Some days may be easier than others but remaining positive and confident in yourself will help you fight off any temptation. Not only must you remain positive yourself but you must also surround yourself with people who share a similar outlook. You should surround yourself with people who are anti-substance abuse and also have a positive energy that will inspire you. Your friend group should include people that won’t hesitate to recommend treatment programs at the slightest sign of trouble.

The Path To Recovery

If you or a loved one are seeking the path to recovery, contact a Tennesse alcohol addiction program. At Discovery Place, we offer multiple programs that will set you down the path to redemption. Not only do we offer alternative treatment programs that will assist you with your addictions, but we also offer long-term recovery programs. If you or a loved one are in need of a Tennesse alcohol addiction program, contact Discovery Place at 1-800-725-0922.


  • Discovery Place was the answer for my son. He did the 90 day and then the step down program and sober living. We give this organization 10 stars. They met my son where he was …emotionally, mentally, physically. They helped him put his life back on track. Discovery Place employees care about their guests. If your son, brother, nephew, grandson or husband needs excellent supportive care THIS is indeed the facility.

    Kim Morton
    Alumni Parent
  • I have remained sober and it is because of DP. DP is the best place there is, hands down. I keep everyone there in my prayers, and I encourage everyone there to take what they are practicing and do it in their lives, after.

    Roy Mantelli
  • Over the past year, I’ve been putting into actin what Discovery Place taught me, and I have experienced a complete perspective change of the world, and the people in it. I get to be a man of service and love today, and for that I am grateful to Discovery Place.

    Matt Kassay
  • Discovery Place means the world to me. They showed me the tools that I’ve tried to use everyday in my life to think less often of myself, and more frequently of others. I am learning to lend a hand when I am able and to have a honest and humble relationship with God and the people around me. Not only am I clean and sober, but also I am happy and fulfilled.

    Tommy Parker
  • Discovery Place and the men who work there made recovery attractive, and more importantly, fun. There is strength in the struggle. I am forever grateful for my time at Discovery Place.

    Creed McClellan
  • When I got to Discovery Place my whole life was in shambles, but I didn’t know it. I spent 6 months in their programs, participating in all three phases, and was met with kindness and love all along the way. It is unbelievable to me, where I am now relative to where I was when I arrived at DP.

    Lance Duke
  • I can never say enough good things about Discovery Place and the people who work there. Before checking in to DP, I was out of options and out of answers. Fortunately, Discovery Place has a solution. Taking suggestions from the staff at DP saved my life, and as a result, I’m now more content and hopeful about life. I’m grateful for Discovery Place showing me how to live a healthy life so that I can become a better man and help the next guy.”

    Tyler Buckingham

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