When you have a loved one who’s gone through drug rehabilitation and is about to return home, you’re likely to have mixed emotions. Intermingled with the excitement and joy you feel over the homecoming is bound to be an element of fear and uncertainty.
When your friend has gone through rehab and come home to begin living a clean and sober life, your initial thoughts might be tinged with worry or anxiety about his or her prospects in recovery. You’ve heard all the stories about how relapse is common and how many of those who are just getting clean have a difficult time of it. Should you stay away and allow your friend to sort it out on his or her own? Is there something else you could be doing? Here are some tips on how to best help your newly sober friend.