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. Most of the effort should come from you because if you are not willing to commit to the rehab programs, they cannot coerce you to do so. Here is your role in recovering from addiction as you access the rehab.
Share your experiences with your therapists and group therapy members with all honesty because that will enhance 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.Admit to others and yourself, the mistakes that you made that led you into addiction. Forget about your childhood traumas and current problems that are getting you addicted to drugs.
the transformation that you are going through should be embraced with positivity. Change your lifestyle, for example, quit friendships that can make you relapse, avoid alcoholic parties, get rid of the minibar in the house and more. The change has positive outcomes that you should focus on like building your career, marriage, family and more.
Keep yourself busy by growing your talents 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. Improve your skills and talents while at the rehab to enable you to find a good job once you are out.
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. Those pieces of advice that do not apply situation today are relevant to someone else who you may meet in the future, or your situation may change, and you will need them.
Allow the experiences of others to teach you lessons instead of waiting to experience the same things. 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.
Appreciate each little progress that you make. 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.