You were probably nervous the first time you decided to get help and go to a rehabilitation clinic. But you had the courage and took steps to get your life back on track. You were likely able to stay sober for some time and were commended for your efforts. However, as often happens, life can get in the way. You may have had to deal with challenges, peer pressure, or other difficulties, leading to a relapse.
Once again, you courageously took action, relied on friends and family, went to rehab, and started down the path of sobriety again. Now, you find yourself relapsing again. Although you may want to live a sober life, you might think that sobriety is not an option for you. You may even think about quitting. If your journey through recovery is not going as smoothly as you had hoped, do not conclude that there is no point in remaining sober. Giving into the pull of drugs and alcohol will only make things worse. Do not rush into giving up on recovery. Remember, millions of people have gone through the same process you are going through. It is a struggle, but it is one that you can win.
Remember That Recovery Is a Process
Understandably, you feel disillusioned because your life is not where you want it to be. This doesn’t mean that rehab is not working. It just means that you may need to adjust your expectations. You likely did not fall into addiction overnight. It was a process. In the same way, undoing the damage caused by substance use takes time. But the great thing is that not only can you go back to where you were before you started using drugs and alcohol, but with rehab, you have the opportunity to make your future way better than your past. The only way you will do this is by sticking to rehab and developing a realistic expectation of what the process will mean for you. If you put forth the effort, you will eventually see the results. You have to be patient with yourself and patient with the process.
A Unique Opportunity for a Do Over in Life
Not everyone who battles with substance use disorder and addiction has the opportunity to fix their life. In some tragic cases, people fall into addiction, and within the first few weeks, they overdose and lose their life. You are here debating the decision to go to rehab because you are one of the fortunate people who still have the opportunity to make life better. This is a chance you do not want to waste. Make the most of the unique opportunity that you have to get help. You deserve to live better.
Don’t Let Emotions Dictate Major Life Decisions
Don’t make major decisions when angry, frustrated, or depressed. It’s almost impossible to make sound decisions when strong emotions control your mind. When you’re angry, frustrated, or depressed, your mind is focused on the immediate. You’re not thinking about the long-term repercussions of your decisions. The source of your frustration and sadness can be dealt with during rehab. But once you’re back to abusing the substance, you’re just going to feel more remorse, anxiety, and frustration because it feels like you’re giving up on yourself.
Positive Transitions Often Begin with Difficult Decisions
The negative feelings you have right now indicate that you are transitioning into something better. Think back to when you first began your challenge with substance use. You didn’t think you needed treatment. You probably thought you could control things. Now, you know better. Your mind has been made over, and you better understand what addiction is doing to you. Sometimes, you need discomfort to force you to make the necessary changes to improve your life.
Now is not the time to quit. Going back to rehab could be just what you need to help you permanently improve your life. Are you struggling to overcome a relapse? You don’t have to do it alone. Contact us today at 833-846-5669, and let us help you get back on the road to sobriety.