Guidelines to Enhance You Recovery by Yourself as You Undergo Rehabilitation
Overcoming addiction is a tough task to pull through alone hence you need to get into a reputable rehabilitation center. 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.
You should be honest when sharing your experiences in the therapy sessions to help yourself to recover quickly. Do not hide withdrawal symptoms and other problems outside the rehab that you are facing because the therapist may not be able to offer you appropriate help. Acknowledge that part of your behaviors contributed to your addiction. Forgive family members of their actions like divorce, child abuse, and neglect and more that have contributed to your addiction.
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. There are more positive benefits of the change that you should be determined to enjoy such as stronger and better relationships with your family, friends, and colleagues.
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.
You do not have to agree with the advice of the therapists and members of your group therapy but listen to 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. Sometime later in life, the advice may be relevant in your life.
The experiences of others should not sound like stories to your because they are lessons for you to learn to avoid the same problems from happening to you. People have divorced, grown distant from their children, lost lucrative jobs and more because they could not get over their addiction on time thus they need you to listen to avoid the regrets that they are experiencing. 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.