Your Role in Recovering From Addiction As You Access the Rehab
Some people have relapse severally after trying to quit addiction by themselves because it is not as easy as it may seem therefore they need the support of a rehab. Some people never recover from their addiction even after going to several rehabs severally because the let the experts to most of the work without realizing that eighty-percent should be their efforts. Here are tips to help yourself recover from addiction quickly while at the rehab center.
The level of honesty that you display in the therapy session will boost your recovery. The therapist can help you to overcome the withdrawal symptoms and other challenges outside the rehab if you are completely honest with him or her. Acknowledge that part of your behaviors contributed to your addiction. Forget about your childhood traumas and current problems that are getting you addicted to drugs.
Accept the change that you have to go through. Let go of the lifestyle that has made you get addicted such as avoiding friends who influenced you into drugs, overstocking your minibar with alcohol and more. Focus on the bright side of the transformation such as the opportunity to develop better relationships with your children, spouse, employer, colleagues and more, finish your education, get a career and more.
Avoid idleness by engaging in activities that will enhance your abilities and skills. You can easily find yourself in the company of people who led you into the addiction, habits that got you into drugs or places where the drugs are sold. You will get a better job when you are out of the rehab if you use the time at the rehab to polish your skills and talents.
The members of your group therapy members and your therapists may not have the best advice but listen to them even when you do not agree with them. When your pride assures you that your situation is better than theirs, it will be helping you to dig a pit for yourself, but the worst thing is that pride will run away from you when you are in the pit and leave you with humility. You never know who will need the same advice from you or later in life, you will need that advice.
The experiences of others should not sound like stories to your because they are lessons for you to learn to avoid the same problems from happening to you. When others talk about how their families and marriages broke, how they dropped out of school, spent time in jail and more because of addiction, that should be your wake up call. Apply some of the skills and tips that they used to overcome addiction and mend their broken relationships.
Evaluate the progress that you make and appreciate them. Do not assume twelve hours of sobriety as a simple achievement because some people have failed to make it to half a day of sobriety; therefore, clap for yourself and progress to days, weeks, months, a year and forever remain sober.