Having a drug addiction will never define you as a person, nor would it ever overshadow your character. But instead, it is a crisis that demands more than just your willpower. Foremost it is vital to comprehend that drug abuse leads to severe brain changes, which result in intense cravings and compulsive behavioral shifts. These shifts make it seem almost impossible to break free and stay sober. But healing is never out of reach, regardless of your past failed efforts or your desperate situation.
For most struggling addicts, the most challenging step towards recovery is finding their problem and then sticking to a change. It is entirely normal not to understand your addiction just as well as it is to feel uncertain about rehab. It is okay to feel doubtful. Whatever your addiction is, you might find yourself torn between the drug’s long-term negative aspects and the short-lived moments of ease. We understand that committing to soberness is a significant change requiring time, motivation, and support. But a little effort and some commitment are all you need to be the king of your narrative.
A mental checklist to take on your rehab journey:
• Remember why you want to change.
• Recall your past failures and your victories with drug recovery (if any). Highlight what worked and what did not.
• Set less daunting goals, such as daily drug limitations or drug usage periods.
• Avoid drug use environments.
• Enjoy and share your journey with your loved ones; ask them to help you along.
First Stop: Research
The first stop on your recovery voyage is investigating appropriate treatment options. Most addiction treatments vary from drug to drug. However, almost all recovery programs include:
A process that cleanses your body of narcotics and controls withdrawal symptoms.
Counseling in groups, individually, or with a loved one can highlight the root of your drug abuse, heal your relationships, and teach you healthier means of coping.
Medication is used in some cases to control relapse, handle withdrawal symptoms, and treat mental health diseases such as depression or anxiety.
Drug Addiction Treatment Programs
This treatment typically involves living at a rehab facility twenty-four seven. You get away from addiction triggers and undergo intensive medical treatment. The treatment can last from a week to many months.
Partial hospitalization is best suited for people wanting to retain their lives and get constant medical assistance. The program is often held at a treatment center for a few hours (7-8) of therapy; participants can return home at night.
This treatment is set around work and school; patients are treated during the day without staying overnight. The program primarily focuses on relapse prevention.
Sober living communities
A sober house treatment program includes living a drug-free everyday life with receiving patients. The program works best for people without supportive families and those with drug abusive homes.
When choosing a treatment option, do understand that not every treatment works for everyone. A treatment should make you feel safe, understood, and at ease; if this does not happen, you should not feel ashamed to leave the said treatment option. Moreover, a good treatment program should teach you valuable life assets to prevent relapse.
Second Stop: Restrain
Your recovery is a long process that does not end with rehab. To continue recovering, you need to avoid places, people, and situations that trigger you to use. Foremost step away from friends or social circles who use. People who support your recovery are better investments for you than those who might tempt you into your old habits. Similarly, avoid visiting places with readily available drugs; you might feel overwhelmed into violating your commitment. Lastly, use prescription drugs with caution.
Sometimes, a craving might be too intense. Your body will get little of your hard work and commitment. In such moments try indulging yourself in a distracting activity. It could be anything, reading, hanging out, shopping, watching a movie, baking, even just walking. In more challenging times, however, we do suggest asking for help from someone you trust.
Final Stop: Rebuild
Drug addiction does not define your life or your skills. You must allow your recovery to shift into things that add meaning and value to your life. A purposeful and rewarding life will destroy any appeal you will have for use. Set meaningful goals, look after your health, and carry your scars with a smile; you are amazing.
Think you can do it? Ready for the change? Call us at 833-846-5669.