Rehabilitation from Addictions


Freedom to Change – “You Never Have To Live Like That Again!”

Entering into an alcohol drug addiction treatment center can be a shocking revelation.

Often times, we tend to blame our problems on loved ones, co-workers or unforeseen circumstances. How shocking to find out that we have a part in virtually everything! Every problem we feel has hit us out of nowhere usually stems from some unfortunate, selfish actions we have taken in the past. At first, it may be alarming, but it simply must be accepted. There is no room for finger-pointing and blaming others for perils. Accounting for our actions and proceeding from there is the best recipe for sobriety success.

Admitting to yourself that “I have a problem” is the first step to recovery.

So many addicts and alcoholics are lost to the nonsense of addiction. The dysfunction of sexuality, catastrophic relations, social behavioral irregularities and other anomalies seems to barrage the thought, “I just cannot get better”. Don’t be another statistic. You have the option of quitting at anytime. Being honest, open and willing makes a monumental difference from your new change in person?or just another bump in the road. Addiction rehab is an opportunity, plain and simple. You can use it or you can throw it away. The option is up to you. Don’t be egotistical in the rehabilitation process, this is no place for large ego’s and climatic pride. You are there with many like-minded people who suffer from the same addictive thinking that you do. Be ready for a new and eye opening experience.

Being in a 12-step rehab center will expose you to the steps.

The twelve step program is a must for all to experience has to be continued after leaving rehab (for many, although others find other ways to maintain sobriety) in order to have a happy and healthy recovery. Gaining a new belief system and developing new core essential values will require a change within inner personal thinking and habits. A 12-Step rehab center that does it right. It’s an on-going process no matter how you dice it. Restoring your mind, body and spirit is a multi-faceted process which is essential to develop a new being within you. Be safe and assured that there is another option out there. The option of a fulfilling life of sobriety.

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Addiction is characterized by inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. Like other chronic diseases, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission.

Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death. It can become a serious issue with far-reaching effects. Many times a person’s behavior becomes so entrenched and so harmful that he or she needs treatment in a formal rehabilitation program to begin the process of recovery.

Colloquially referred to as “rehab,” most treatment programs include detoxification, group therapy, psycho-education, introduction to outside support groups (generally 12-step programs), and individual counseling. Many treatment centers also provide psychiatric support for dual diagnoses (such as treatment for underlying depression or bipolar disorder), programs for affected family members, and training in life skills. Rehab is often thought of as an inpatient program, although outpatient rehab facilities do exist.

There are various types of treatment for addictions. Traditional medical, holistic (Eastern healing practices), spiritual (acknowledging a powerful force outside the body) and intellectual (learning to deal with addiction processes through professional litearture)

If you or someone you know is trapped in an addiction, you may want to consider possible treatment plans. A medical doctor, counselor, psychiatrist, clergy or even another non-professional who has overcome the particular addiction (there are many types) in your area may be able to direct you to a facility.