Yes. Following a treatment period, you may feel that you are now ready to return to a normal life – but you are likely to experience setbacks, triggers and temptations along the way. Aftercare can help you deal with this.
All addicts are encouraged to engage in some kind of aftercare programme. The specifics may differ, but it is never a good idea to try to manage your recovery from addiction alone – unfortunately, these attempts usually end in failure. Even if you believe that you are strong enough to continue your battle with addiction without any support, remember that this is a powerful disease. You will be far better off in the long run if you seek help, whether from a professional counsellor or therapist or a support group.