It is filled with big changes that will drastically impact your future. Because addiction recovery is such a time of transition, it is important that you do everything in your power to stay on the right track once your time at a substance abuse treatment center is complete.
A big issue for many recovering addicts is staying busy in recovery and filling the void that their addiction left behind. A substance abuse problem consumes the addicted person. They come to learn to prioritize their addiction over everything else, and the result is that the substance they are abusing becomes the most important thing in their life. When they get sober, the recovering addict is left to reevaluate their priorities and to fill this void. When the void isn’t filled, it could lead to relapse.