Rehab seems to be considered a place of last resort as opposed to a viable option for those looking to escape the never-ending cycle of abuse, shame and guilt that is addiction. The negative connotation behind the word should be examined and rethought due to its ability to save lives and reform people for the better. Instead of looking at rehab with these biased and impartial lenses we must embrace it for the opportunity it provides people who otherwise may not have been able to find sobriety on their own. The following are four reasons as to why rehab is your best option when it comes to conquering any addiction.
1. You Won’t be Alone
Addiction is a selfish disease and the only way to battle it is through group collaboration and nurturing support networks. People get so wrapped up inside themselves and get caught in a vicious web of self-loathing that fosters a poor sense of identity and results in substance abuse disorders as a means of disconnecting the real world. The only way to combat this is through the polar opposite approach that relies heavily on symbiosis through human interconnectedness. In rehab through group participation exercises and reciprocated emotional exchanges the sense of unity and camaraderie is an undying source of strength.
2. You Find Practical Solutions to Your Problems
When going through the process of rehab you naturally get the bottom of source of your troubles. Rehab provides a structure that allows for thoughtful self-analysis and mindfulness that finally get the root of trouble. Once you are aware of your opponent and what exactly you are up against you get a clearer idea of how to eliminate it from your life. Rehab has so many tools and resources for you to simultaneously lose yourself and find yourself all at the same time. Through positive behavior modification exercises you begin to see that you are in more control over your life than you give yourself credit. You discard the need to paint yourself as a victim and take an empowering stance over your circumstances.
3. You Detox the Right Way
This is perhaps the single most vital component of any program designed to get you back on your feet from an addiction. The detoxification process is delicate and if not done properly can even lead to death. That is why it is best not to try to take that on yourself but with the assistance and guidance of licensed professionals. The best part is they make it as gentle and pleasant as possible. When detox is done right the patient can focus their energies on getting better and not having to deal with the excruciating pain that comes with withdrawal. If this precarious hurdle isn’t handled with the utmost precision by equipped professionals than you run the risk of reverting back to a life fraught with addiction.
4. You Leave Rehab a Better Person
You will be hard pressed to find someone who will tell you that they didn’t come out of rehab a better more refined person than when they were admitted. Something about going through the stages leads to self-actualization and sets off a personal transformation. You unlock aspects to your personality that you didn’t know exist and you see the world with a new set of eyes. Everything takes on a hue of possibility and opportunity and you embark again back on the world born anew. The stories of people who came out of rehab and did unimaginable things in the business world are a dime a dozen. The world is their oyster and there is no dream off limits or too big or difficult to manifest. Rehab helps you look at the world with a renewed sense of purpose and vitality and you get the feeling you can accomplish anything. The magic lies in trusting the process and surrendering so that you may come out again purified and enlightened. So look at rehab as a blessing and silver lined opportunity to tap into your best self imaginable.
Dr. Vikram Tarugu, M.D, is the CEO of Detox of South Florida, Inc and medical professional focused on addiction. A veteran in the medical field with over 25 years of professional experience. He is a consultant for many South Florida Rehab centers. Patients travel from allover the US to seek his help with addiction and Hepatitis C treatment.
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