Going to a treatment facility is a frightening prospect. We have made a resolution to rid ourselves of our addiction, but we don’t know what to expect. The effectiveness of our treatment depends largely on our willingness to allow ourselves to be helped and engage in our treatment plan. Here are four things to try to keep in mind while in treatment:
Detox Doesn’t Last Forever
Detox is the most uncomfortable aspect of treatment. It is unavoidable, but we should constantly remind ourselves that the pain and discomfort will end. We are much better off detoxing in a treatment center with professionals able to assist us throughout the process. There will come a time that the symptoms begin to subside and we see the light at the end of the tunnel.
The Real Work Begins After Treatment
Treatment facilities are a safe place. We are at minimal risk of encountering drugs or alcohol, so it’s easy to stay sober. The outside world is very different, and we may be thrust back into situations where illicit substances are present. While in treatment, we should take the time to develop an aftercare plan with our therapist or counselor so we can continue on our journey of recovery after our time in treatment comes to an end.
Take Advantage of Every Opportunity
Treatment is a time to explore ourselves and the causes and consequences of our addiction. There are generally a variety of therapeutic activities designed to help us in our recovery. Why not take the time to explore every possibility that could potentially benefit us in achieving long-lasting sobriety? We don’t want to regret closing the door on an opportunity that could have helped us, so make a resolution to take every therapeutic avenue possible. You may be surprised to find one that effectively works for you that you can continue with outside of treatment.
Nobody working in a good treatment facility has anything but your best interest in mind. Be willing to take suggestions. Therapists and staff have seen many people enter and leave treatment. They know what works and what doesn’t. If you are willing to listen and follow up on what is asked of you, even if it isn’t the most comfortable thing to do, make an honest attempt to follow through. Our minds may still be stuck in the fog of addiction, so we should be willing to trust the professionals who understand the nature of our disease and can guide is the right direction.
Treatment is the beginning of an entirely new way of life. Oceanfront Recovery, a men’s treatment facility in beautiful Laguna Beach, is dedicated to providing effective therapeutic techniques and methods to give you the tools to maintain sobriety. For more information about treatment options, call today: (877 279-1777