Emphasize that recovery takes teamwork and that he or she doesn’t need to do it alone.
Keep in mind that you should not expect recovering drug addicts or alcoholics to behave perfectly when they first leave rehab.
Keeping someone in recovery away from the temptation of using is essential, especially in the first year of recovery.
This is why many people prefer inpatient rehab programs; they get the addict away from the environment in which they were using.
You don’t need to wait until the relapse has already occurred.They will often need time to adjust to life outside of treatment.Your job is to foster and promote a supportive and comfortable environment for he or she to adapt.Alcohol abuse and substance abuse not only affects the individual with the problem but also the entire family.The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that an important part of a customized substance abuse treatment regimen is to address every element of life.Ideally, a home should be completely emptied of any substances that could be intoxicating.