Just got out of drug treatment, what should I do next?

I just got out of the hospital and detox and I don't know what to do next? I've been drinking and uses a lot of drugs for the last nine years and I REALLY want to quit this time.

What recovery plan can I use to help me stop drinking and using for good?

Any ideas you have would really help me!

Comments for Just got out of drug treatment, what should I do next?

Click here to add your own comments

Go to AA or NA DAILY!
by: Ned Wicker

If you are serious about getting into recovery and being clean and sober, Alcoholics Anonymous is a good choice for you.

It is designed to give you unconditional acceptance, support and guidance. The therapeutic community it offers is perfect for you.

There are in nearly every community (http://aa.org) and all over the world. Pick up the phone and give them a ring.

Find meetings where they work the steps and also find a good sponsor. Going to daily meetings can give you huge support in your recovery. There is an old saying in AA that is so true, "the steps work if you work them"!

AA should allow you to make new sober friends and connect into a community that is there to support you in your journey.

Also, find a church that has a good recovery support group(could be AA or Celebrate Recovery) and get involved. Connecting with your higher power is a critical part of recovery.

Finally, when you're ready, become a sponsor for someone else. Helping someone else walk through the valley will help you too!

Good Luck!


Click here to add your own comments

Do you have a question or story? It's easy to ask your question or submit your story. How? Simply click here to return to Contact Us.

and Finally Remember:

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8


Subscribe to our Drug-Addiction-Support.org weekly email:

Recent Articles

  1. The "Insanity" of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

    Nov 17, 18 10:15 AM

    “We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” So goes the second step. It’s one that many people struggle with

    Read More

  2. What are the negative effects of addiction?

    Nov 16, 18 08:10 AM

    What are the negative side effects of addiction and why are they negative? Are there any good or positive effects of some kinds of addiction?

    Read More

  3. Two grown sons both addicts?

    Nov 14, 18 09:33 AM

    I have TWO grown sons that are both addicts. Drug of choice--- Heroin! I have been to DR's for anxiety and depression. I refuse to take antidepressants.

    Read More

Follow us on Twitter #AddictionSuport