As for life after rehab, it is not easy. Anyone who has ever been into rehab can confirm that for you. But how to you live your life after leaving our facilities? Here is all you need to know.
While you are in rehab, you will learn how to behave in the outside world as well. Even though while our clients are in rehab they find it excruciating and difficult, the real problem lies ahead when they leave the safe world of rehab. Because as long as you are here, you are kept safe. We offer no possibilities for the client to get into contact with the substances that they have abused and we provide a 24/7 psychological and medical support.
The moment you leave, you will feel free, but you will also feel tempted. It is much easier to stay clean in the place where there are no temptations, but to do that outside of rehab is a true challenge. Addiction is an illness, and we treat it as such. You have to understand that your illness will probably never leave you. You will always have the same urges, but we will teach you the strategies that will help you overcome your immediate thoughts.
As time goes by, you will feel more proud of what you have accomplished each day, and this will push you forward. Also, it is a good idea to learn how to make short and long-term plans that you will stick to. The majority of recovering addicts only need one thing in their lives, and that is structure. Once you learn how to build a structured and productive life, you will have every chance to succeed at a healthy lifestyle.
No one ever said it would be easy, but battling with your demons hardly ever is. Find the things that will motivate you to stay clean and stick to them. Find your support system and find your motivation to push forward with each day. Remember that each day is one small step towards your goal and each successful day without using the substance that you were addicted to is a small success that you should be proud of. Celebrate life and learn how to live a productive life, be proud of who you are and the difficult time that you have gone through because you are a stronger person after that.
Many addicts do not willingly enter rehab, but they are rather put into rehab by the authorities or their families. However, the best results are given when the person realizes that the addiction is damaging them beyond repair. In addition to that, the process of rehab also requires another painful element – detox, which scares the addicts and with good reason.
Detox is very difficult on the body of a recovering addict. Your body has become accustomed to certain stimuli and learning how to live without it can be stressful on the body. Depending on the substance that the person was or is addicted to, the very process will cause more or less nausea as well as changes in your behavior. The very first step is often the most excruciating one that turns many addicts from the facility that can help them.
We teach our clients how to find strength to mustard through detox because if you do not go through it, you will never be clean. We have found strategies that work, and we are willing to help you overcome your addiction, but you have to go through this very painful process. Some rehabs offer medications that will help you abandon the substance you have been using, but in that way you are only trading it for something else, something similar almost. It is important to detox your system in the proper way and going through the pain of becoming clean is sometimes necessary.
Once you make your body clean, you will not feel the physical urge to relapse, but you will feel the psychological need to relapse. From that point on it is all in your head. You have to learn how to battle these desires and how to control them. If you are a recovering addict, the chances are that this is something you will be struggling for the rest of your life. While this is not encouraging, you have to learn to accept this fact, because it will help you more on with your life.
When our patients and clients first enter our facilities, they do not even know that they are just about to make the most important decision in their lives. How do these people differ upon entering and after leaving our facilities, you can read about here:
The patient coming into rehab is scared, annoyed, often doesn’t even want to be here. All they think about is their addiction, and how they can go back to the substance they have been abusing. The addiction does that to people. These people are not bad or good; they are ill. Addiction is a terrible and serious illness that needs to be treated as soon as possible. In patients often cause turmoil at our facilities, but it is something everyone is accustomed to. After all, their life is about to change, and they are not even aware that this is the first step.
During the rehab, we have everything our patients need to feel safe. The facilities offer medical, but also psychological help, and this can be very productive. It is when the addicts usually have their a-ha moment and realize they can get well and clean. Because you see, many addicts do not even believe they will ever get clean during their lifetime. Once we show them they are more than just their addiction and that they have many things to live for, they feel like they can finally conquer this illness.
An outpatient realizes that the outside world will have the challenges that may be difficult for them, but they are prepared and willing to try and live a perfectly normal life in the outside world. Our outpatients frequently stay in touch with our staff and inform us on their progress. We also encourage our former patients that have successfully overcome this illness to come back to our facilities and give encouraging speeches to other people who dwell in our facilities. Outpatients are also very grateful for this program, and they give us constant update on how they believe we could change it and make it even better.