The right Drug Rehabs or drug counselor can- very literally- be a lifesaver. However, if you’re going to meet the road to recovery head on, it’s absolutely vital that you get the most out of the offered treatment. Here’s some things you need to know to make the best of rehab.
Accepting responsibility is key.
Of course, this doesn’t have to link back to the negative idea of self-castigation. However, to get the most from a rehab program you have to accept some vital things, and one of them is that the close people to you are not lying to you. This can be particularly important if your decision to enter rehab links to an intervention. These people would not be trying to re-guide our path if they didn’t care about you. Try to listen to what they’re saying without defensiveness. In the end, you attitude will be the single most important facet on your road to recovery. When you want to get better, and are determined to work to achieve that goal, you will be able to do so.
Know your rehab.
Some rehab programs use residential strategies, where you will be at the facility 24/7 during the time of the treatment. Others will treat on an outpatient basis. Depending on your personality, needs, and how much you need to do while in treatment- for example, if you need to totally remove the distractions of the ‘real’ world to focus on yourself, or whether you have to hold down job commitments while in treatment- will influence which work better for you.
Detox is not rehab.
While detox can be an important part of the rehab process, it is not rehabilitation in itself. You need to relearn how to deal with the cravings process and how to cope with and relearn the life skills your addiction was shielding you from as a coping mechanism. This means a lot more than simply getting the drug or alcohol out of your system.
Don’t be scared of the processes.
In particular, group counselling can seem like an embarrassing or difficult process, but in reality these tools wouldn’t be in the program if they weren’t there to help you recover and if they weren’t efficient in doing so.
Aftercare is essential.
Rehab doesn’t end when you walk out of the facility. Rehab is going to be much more than a 28 day program. While your rehab program will set you up with the tools needed to fight your addiction, there is going to be a long and convoluted recovery process ahead, and you will need dedication and determination to make it work. Be prepared for the long haul and make sure that you understand that the rehab process will need to be ongoing and in-depth to ensure a good outcome.
With these facts firmly in mind, your chances of a successful rehab experience will be much higher.