Leaving the rehabilitation centre does not mean that recovery is complete – often this is just the beginning! Recovery is a lifelong commitment to do your best on a daily basis. Of course, recovery is not always linear, it comes with the peaks and troughs you may expect. With a solid after-care programme, you are more likely to stick to the plan with the same hard-work and dedication you have previously shown. Once back in the community, you come face to face with all the previous triggers and temptations.