How Should I Behave with Someone Who Has Just Come out of a Drug & Alcohol Rehab Center?
It is important to behave how you would normally; when someone has left treatment, they should have cut all ties with the negative people in his or her life. Whether these were their dealers, friends, or acquaintances who contributed to them continuing to abuse drugs and alcohol. True friends and family should not have to worry about how to behave unless they are offering the person drugs and alcohol once they are out of treatment.
Addiction is not a lifelong problem, but most people who come out of treatment will continue to work on themselves and improve his or her life. The best way to behave is to continue to support their improvements and the actions and steps they take to make a better life. Anyone who comes out of drug treatment is not a fragile or delicate flower, but simply someone who has decided to make drastic and positive changes in his or her life. Just like anyone else who is changing their lives for the better, it is always best to offer support and be understanding.