If you’ve battled with a drug and alcohol addiction, then you will probably have a few regrets. You may have even torn down some family bridges that seem irreparable on the surface. But after drug rehab, your outlook on life can ultimately appear brighter.
You’re free from the grasps of your chosen drug, and it’s now time to repair those bridges that came tumbling down while in the throes of addiction. Here are a few tips to help you reconnect with your family after drug rehab and post-addiction.
Take it Slow
You can’t waltz back into a loved one’s life and expect to be welcomed with open arms. To them, you will still be the same person who ruined your life with drugs and filled theirs with unnecessary stress. Before you make contact, ensure you understand that reconnecting with your family and friends will be a slow process.
Make Sure You’re Ready
Even though you’re clean, it’s paramount to avoid stress that could send you back into the path of drugs and alcohol. If reconnecting with your family could be more stress than you can handle right now, then wait. Have a support group around you and make sure you’re strong enough for confrontation. Otherwise, you can end up making a huge leap backward, instead of forward.Continue Reading