There’s no doubt among the addiction research community that drug addiction treatment is the most effective approach to substance abuse. If the individual seeking treatment is also dependent on drugs or alcohol, it’s an additional safety concern if they try to stop consumption on their own. While many facilities offer medical detox to help navigate withdrawals, they often fall short on truly guiding their guests through recovery.
One way you can help yourself or a loved one in a transition to rehab is by working to adopt a mindset based on growth and healing. When you’ve fully committed to treatment in your mind, it becomes easier to ignore distractions both during and after rehab. You’ll also receive mental health assistance from clinicians and psychologists at America’s Rehab Campus to help undo the addictive behaviors created by substance abuse.
Letting Go of Behaviors Means Leaving Behind Your Ego
What many first-time rehab guests struggle with is being able to follow instructions given to whether it’s due to feeling defensive or thinking that they know best. Regardless of the issue, it’s important to understand that everyone involved with your rehab and treatment is there solely to help you make the most out of recovery. No one is there to judge you or look down on your situation.
If there are rules or guidelines in place for something then it’s there to increase your chances at a successful journey to sobriety. They reduce distractions that can pull you out of the healing mindset or potentially back into addictive tendencies and behaviors. Having a consistent set of rules and scheduled activities gives your life structure that you can take with you to stay busy with activities you enjoy rather than drugs or alcohol.
Take Everything Day by Day
Going through rehab comes with a lot of work with a therapist or psychologist that can leave you feeling drained on certain days. It’s common to feel like it’s too much to handle one day even if you woke up with all the confidence in the world the day before. Remember that these ups and downs will happen and to view them as your mind being exercised to overcome certain thought patterns which means some days it will need to rest which could lead to less energy.
Stay focused on the fact that you’re currently in treatment and getting the help you need. As long as you stick with the individualized treatment plan your team created for you, the emotional swing you feel is part of working through addiction’s grasp on you. Focus on your goal for coming to rehab whether it be to become a stronger role model for your family or to give yourself a longer, healthier life.
Ultimately, You’re in Rehab for You
Moving into rehab for the duration of treatment can mean months away from your family. While this is often welcomed by those who live in toxic or unsupportive households, others may struggle to remove themselves from their current support network. Think about how much more of yourself you’ll be able to give to those you care about and better enjoy your time spent.
America’s Rehab Campus is dedicated to setting you up to be your best sober self including helping you find gainful employment and exploring your personal interests. When you’re ready to take the next steps in recovery, reach out to ARC to get started on the intake process.