What Are Some Myths About Drug Rehab Centers?

The day you realize that you are having serious issues with addicting drugs or alcohol can be devastating. Deciding to something about it is the first step to recovery. That step can be scary if facing this for the first time. Let’s dispel some myths that you have heard about rehab centers to help you get professional support for recovery.

If I Go To Rehab I will Lose My Job

Many companies are supportive of their employees getting the help needed to recover. The company can offer several ways to assist you including: * Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) * Family and Medical Leave Act * Vacation Time Talk with the Human Resources department of the company to come up with a plan that will work to keep your job and allow you the time to recover.

I Can’t Afford It

There is a variety of ways you can get financial help without breaking the bank. * First, try your private or company insurance provider to see if the cost of substance abuse recovery is covered. * Next, find a facility that will accept your plan. Medicaid or Medicare is another form of insurance that may have recovery benefits. * If you do not have insurance, try contacting the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to work out a payment plan. * Look for stabilization programs that offer low-cost recovery support after detox. * Inquire about area 12 Step programs that are free to attend. * Go online to search Health Insurance Marketplace that is government low-cost insurance that varies state to state.

Once I Am Out Of Recovery, I am Healed.

Recovery centers help you to detox and get clean. The real work remains to stay clean after you are released. This is not easy when you return to your life. Staying sober is a choice you have made for the rest of your life. A proven support avenue is to meet with groups such as: * Attend group therapy sessions that allow you to meet with those struggling with the same type of challenges you face. *Emotion regulation management is attending groups that are learning ways to rechannel negative emotions and negative reactive tendencies. * 12-Step programs offer a stepped protocol supported by group meetings the include religious overtones. * Sober houses, as well as therapeutic communities, are designed for group living with others that are also recovering.

I Will Be Forced To Become Religious

Many people of faith use their religious beliefs to help them to get sober and remain free of their addiction behaviors, but some programs do not involve religion at all. * Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) takes a look at thoughts and beliefs concerning drug and alcohol use to develop coping skills as well as ways to refuse use. * Self Management and Recovery Training (SMART) offers support and training in self-empowerment and self-reliance with a focus on techniques for self-directed change. * Evidence-based treatment explore researched forms of recovery that have shown success in the past. * Matrix Model includes substance abuse education, relapse prevention techniques, counseling, social support groups, and drug testing.

Getting Sober Will Be A Nightmare

Rehab centers have come a long way when addressing the detox process. Although cleaning the body of toxins is a challenging phase of the recovery process, some facilities now use medication to ease the effects of cleansing. When addicted to alcohol, Benzodiazepines or Barbiturates, supervision is needed as a cold turkey approach can be fatal. Medications are used to ease the body from the craving as well as a slower, less stressful cleaning of the body.

I Am Going To Boot Camp

In today’s recovery centers there is structure but no longer is there a military-style agenda. Empathy-focused reflective listening is more in line with current programming in these facilities. Counseling, group sessions, and recreational time is the recovery process. Your well-being and comfort is the current focus on coming clean. Substance abuse recovery is a commitment that you have made to yourself as well as to your friends, family, and co-workers. It is a commitment that is life-changing and to last a lifetime. Start today by calling 833-846-5669 and speaking to one of our counselors to find out what we can offer you on your journey to wholeness.