Giving Out Much-Needed Motivational Support

Dr Muzzafar Zaman

Going to a rehab sounds to be the best option for people who have been into a serious addiction and it was already hard to stop them from doing it. A harder challenge however is being imposed in the first few weeks when a person comes back home after spending time in the rehab. There would be many issues that need to be faced. Coupled with the support given by parties that surround the person, things can go smoothly.

Getting back where things were left off

It is very important not to make the person who just came from the rehab feel that a lot of things have changed. According to a study conducted by a British psychologist Dr. Muzzafar Zaman, the process of resettling in the usual environment of a person from a rehab would proceed quicker if he does not notice overwhelming, new stimuli in the environment. Get the person back to his normal activities. Bring him to places he used to go. Take him to events or places that used to interest him. He needs to feel like he never left at all.

Pooling support from all people

Dr. Muzzafar Zaman pointed out that one’s perception of another person who had time in a rehab should not change just because of this instance. Everyone should have more conversations with the person so as not to make him feel like a gap was made because of his absence. If there are people at home, at school or at the community who were hostile with the person before, it is probably best if he could find comfort and safety with people he knows personally. It would not be wrong however if he meets new people who would be good him.

Providing new interests to the person

If addiction with injurious things was the cause that the person had to be checked into rehab in the first place, it would be very effective to give him positive inclinations. Make him explore other things by letting him embark on a new sport, look into the arts, try joining into clubs and discover other interests that he has not showed before. It is the new hobbies that according to Dr. Muzzafar Zaman would make the person forget that about the negative things that his former addiction caused. No one should feel ashamed of their own skin just because they were drawn to something that they could still get out of.

By Dr Muzzafar Zaman