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.