If you have just completed a drug or alcohol addiction treatment program, it’s time to transition back into everyday life and establish a new lifestyle in recovery.
Getting the help you needed to overcome addiction allows you to start fresh and your painful experience is now in the past. Moving forward it can be difficult to experience so much change especially at the beginning of your sobriety and it’s important to know how to utilize the tools that you learned in treatment for a successful transition. Re-entering the workforce after rehab can be intimidating and challenging, however the treatment experts from Banyan Treatment Center Philadelphia can guide you through this process.
Returning to Work
Now that you have successfully gotten sober, it’s time to return to normalcy and head back to work. It is important to understand that as an employee of any company you have the right to your privacy and confidentiality. If you do not feel comfortable talking about your experience in rehab, you do not owe it to your employees to speak upon it. It is your decision to share your story. Another challenge faced with this transition is learning how to deal with a new kind of stress at work. Your job automatically comes with natural stress and adding sobriety to the mix can escalate to a different level of stress. When your work responsibilities seem to pile up and you become frustrated, it’s important to take a moment for yourself and simply breathe or take a walk. Stress can lead to substance use temptation and it’s important to have tasks in place for when your job gets too stressful to handle.
We suggest that you spend your free time engaging in positive activities that promote healthy behaviors such as yoga or spending time with supportive friends and family. The stress of work can add up and it’s important to leave this negative energy at work and find healthy ways to blow off some steam outside of work hours. Re-entering the workforce after rehab can be a positive experience as recovering addicts are staying busy and focused on bettering their career.