Remember, you didn’t get into trouble with booze and drugs overnight and you’re not going to get and maintain sobriety that quickly either. What’s more, addiction treatment programs are designed to work best on an interactive basis—that means you need to take an active role in your own sobriety on constant basis to make it work over the long term.
A constant effort is what’s needed and required. Even the very best addiction treatment programs will only give you the tools that are needed to start on the journey to a sober life. Practicing the principles involved give any addict the confidence needed to confront life’s everyday situations.
Being able to resist a relapse is the all about having an good understanding of how recovery works and being able to put any and all of the tools into play when a challenging situation arises. That’s one of the reasons that accredited treatment centers will tell you that the best sobriety is broken down into 24 hour periods and even smaller chunks of time when necessary. Addiction treatment programs work but you need to do your part to ensure they do.