You may be going into alcohol rehab feeling like you are entering a prison. The idea of never using alcohol to cope or have fun may seem scary or daunting to you. Rest assured that alcohol rehab will not be comparable to time in a prison cell, and recovery is not a lifetime of being confined to the chairs of Alcoholics’ Anonymous, drinking coffee and listening to sob stories from a bunch of old people. Alcohol rehab and recovery offer many things to look forward to, including:
• Freedom from Needing to Use Alcohol
The difference between addiction and a health enthusiasm is addiction takes away from the joy in your life and a health enthusiasm adds joy to your live. The chances are you are using alcohol regularly to dodge withdrawal and numb emotional pain. This means you are always wondering where your next drink is coming from and may have to turn to some extreme measures to get it. After rehab, you will no longer need to use alcohol to function.
• No Longer Having to Be Bonded by the Chains of Past Traumas
Drinking is only a symptom of a deeper psychological issue. Rehab will provide a safe place where you be honest about the chains that are binding you so you can be set free from them.
• Fun Activities
Rehabs often include fun activities (e.g. art, music, cooking, movie night, interacting with animals, etc.). The chances are you have not had real fun in a while. To put is simply, rehab will be fun.
• Meeting Great People Who Can Empathize with You
In rehab, most of the people surrounding you from the staff to the other clients have been through addiction themselves, so they understand all of your emotions. The staff, who are in long-term recovery, most likely will be some of the best people you have ever met and will have a lot of wisdom to offer.
The Meaning of Recovery
Recovery literally means to “recover what was lost.” In your active alcoholism, you most likely have lost a lot (e.g. your sense of self, family, friends, opportunities, etc.). Rehab is the first step is getting back the life that you deserve.
While rehab is a lot of work, it is only the first step. It is the starting point to an even better life than you had before addiction. You will learn to love yourself and who really loves you.
South Florida rehabs are among the best in the country. Their beautiful location allows for a plethora of enjoyable activities. Call one today at 800-411-8019.