Successfully completing a rehabilitation program can spell major success for living the rest of your life sober. It may be a scary thought to think of how your life will be after treatment has completed when you begin looking at the lifelong process of staying sober. There is no doubt it takes a bit of effort and time to be solidified in your daily life. The good news is that after treatment when you have a strong support structure in place and a long-term plan, you will have the necessary support structure suitable to help look after your wellbeing and keep you on track.

Sober Living

After you have completed a thorough substance detoxification rehabilitation program alternative like those that are offered at Discovery Place, you get to return to normalcy and daily life. You will be engrossed back into everyday routines, such as work, family, time for friends, and enjoying some of your favorite hobbies. Some of these activities may be triggers for you and cause temptation. The first six months after one leaves treatment is the critical time frame when most relapse occurs, according to addiction research. 

When you go through treatment, you will learn new behaviors and coping techniques to combat these temptations. If you leave treatment with an understanding of your triggers as well as a support plan, it will be much easier to face these challenges and overcome them. Each time you make a positive decision to avoid previous negative behaviors, you will build on your strength and become stronger.

Continuing Care Options

To help you after you have left treatment, there are some options you should consider which will keep you strong and provide you with the tools to continue to have success throughout your life’s journey.

  • Individual therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, can help one understand themselves much better and grasp any underlying issues that persist, as well as help with addiction through a holistic approach.
  • 12-step programs are a long proven beneficial way to continue care after treatment and these meetings can help everyone from alcoholics to nicotine abusers, to those that struggle with crack cocaine, for instance. These meetings focus on looking to a higher power for support.
  • Alternative support groups can be based on any model, including 12-Step. Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) is a leading alternative to 12-Step and is based on the idea of teaching individuals to take the driver’s seat and control their addiction.

Adjustment to A New Social Life

Sober Living After RehabSometimes, leaving toxic relationships in the past and developing new positive and healthy relationships is crucial to encouraging positive outcomes. There are many substance-free groups and hobbies that one can enjoy, including:

  • Checking out a movie
  • Taking a class
  • Volunteering
  • Playing various sports
  • Learning how to play an instrument
  • Exercising
  • Yoga
  • Reading and getting into reading groups

Finding a healthy activity, you enjoy and meeting people who also enjoy the same activities and hobbies can provide valuable assistance with stability, happiness, and engagement in wholesome participation of sober life practices.

Long-Term Recovery Programs

Discovery Place in Tennessee offers in-patient programs combined with long-term care options through our medical detox and addiction treatment center alternative center. Call our Tennessee detox treatment center alternative today at 1-800-725-0922. We are here to answer your questions and provide information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 


  • 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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