Staying clean after time in a Buddhist rehab retreat
Zelik Mintz Says...
The retreat sounds like it could provide structured initial support for sobriety. I do have some concerns that would be important to address to sustain sobriety once back in Chicago. It may be necessary to detox from alcohol before attending the retreat unless the retreat provides detox to those who need it. Upon returning to Chicago it would be vital in keeping sober to immediately have set up a program, either outpatient rehab or attending daily AA and/or Cocaine Anonymous meetings, to attend and get a sponsor. Also, to address the issues that led to your self-medicating addiction, it would be advantageous to work through those issues with a psychotherapist. Although the retreat sounds wonderful, you will still be returning to Chicago with all your triggers. Sustaining sobriety upon your returning to a vastly different environment will necessitate ongoing recovery support as well as addressing the internal conflicts that led your addiction.
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