If you’ve ever wondered what rehab is like, or how it works, this article will answer those questions and more. You’ll learn all about the different aspects of rehab that are designed to help you stay sober after treatment. We’ll teach you about the various types of rehab programs available, from inpatient to outpatient. You’ll also learn about some of the most common treatment options and therapies used during rehabilitation. This article will cover everything from detox to relapse prevention.
What to expect during treatment
Treatment is all about routine and practice of new and better habits. So much of your previous life was likely feeding into your addiction. You will have a schedule which you will stick to closely. This means scheduled meals, counseling, physical activity, and down time. It may seem strange and even a little overbearing at times, but it’s all in the effort of rebuilding your habits and your way of thinking. It’s about a clean and healthy slate.
Length of treatment
This depends on your addiction and your situation. No two addictions are the same and will require different lengths of time and treatments. The point of rehab is to tackle the underlying causes of addiction. No one abuses a substance in a vacuum. Expect to be at rehab for at least a month and likely longer. After that period expect to be participating in outpatient rehab for several months as well.
The importance of your support system in rehab
We believe in family involvement during your treatment. While rehab itself can be a bit isolating by design to get you out of difficult life situations or tempting environments, you need the support of your loved ones to make sure your rehab experience is successful. When you’re no longer in the rehab facility, your family will be a lifeline for you to maintain sobriety and the work you’ve done.
How to get back on track after rehab
Outpatient rehab and continued support are key to getting back on track after rehab. For some it’s easy, for some it’s a tangled part of the process that can lead to some relapses. The key is to remember that relapse can happen to anyone and doesn’t make you weak. Be mindful of yourself and your environment, stick to our outpatient counseling schedule and support system, and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. No one comes out of addiction successfully entirely on their own.
What you should do after rehab
You should not isolate yourself. You should stay in contact with your support system and be honest with yourself and your loved ones. You should avoid old environments and situations that led to your addiction (such as favorite drinking spots or common drinking buddies). You should be patient and kind with yourself.
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