27 May THE BENEFITS OF REHAB
Just about anyone who struggles with drug or alcohol addiction, or any process addiction for that matter, can benefit from rehab. If you, yourself, are battling–or have battled–addiction then you know just how hard it can be to overcome it without any support. Rehabilitation not only provides a safe and supportive environment away from triggers that could cause you to want to pick up or use, but it’s a place where you’re surrounded by peers who understand you. Connecting with others is a powerful part of recovery. Rehab will also provide you with the necessary tools to establish healthy routines that you can carry with you throughout your recovery.
Break the cycle of addiction
If and when you do decide to go to rehab to address your specific addiction or addictions, the immediate advantage is that you’ll break the cycle of addiction. If detoxification is necessary, the facility can assist with this. Beyond detox, you’ll be in a drug-free environment for an extended period of time which will allow you to reset your mind, body, and spirit while breaking your body’s physical cravings. Of course, you’ll still be faced with emotional cravings and environmental triggers once you leave, but in rehab, you’ll be given the recovery tools needed to maintain your sobriety, provided you continue to do the work. Remember, recovery is a lifelong journey but rehab is certainly a great kickstart.
Another wonderful benefit of rehab is that it provides you with structure – something that many addicts and alcoholics are sorely lacking. Your days in rehab will be filled with healthy activities and counseling sessions so that you can learn more about what your triggers are and begin to understand your addiction. You’ll also be provided with breaks where you’ll be able to connect with your peers and process what you’ve learned. Many people find that while they won’t have access to the same daily structured routine that they had in rehab, the structure itself still provides them with a taste of what it’s like to have a healthy routine. Once they’ve experienced the benefits of having more structure in their life, they will generally want to maintain a more healthy structure as it provides a healthy alternative to addictive habits.
Health and nutrition
Rehab introduces clients to healthier lifestyles. This typically includes cleaner, healthier eating plans, and a consistent exercise program. Regular consumption of drugs and alcohol greatly deprives the body of key nutrients. Proper nutrition and a balanced diet improve overall health and mood. It’s one of the key components to a healthy recovery plan and it’s something that any and all good rehabs should incorporate into their program. Exercise also provides many benefits to addicts in recovery. Physical activity such as yoga, jogging, and strength training not only improve body composition, but they improve the mind by raising endorphins and dopamine levels, thus contributing to your overall mood. Generally, a rehab facility will incorporate exercise into your daily routine based on physical ability and your level of fitness. Once again, this is a routine that you can carry with you long after you leave rehab. Replacing addictive habits with healthier habits gives you the opportunity to discover ways of altering your brain chemistry naturally.
Finally, rehab provides you with support –– something just about anyone in early recovery yearns for and needs. Of course, you’ll have the support of the staff at your rehab facility, but you’ll also have peer support and as we’ve already mentioned, connection is one of the most important aspects of recovery. Having a staff around that understands addiction will help you understand your own addiction better which can be a key component in maintaining your recovery. Moreover, having peer support allows you to connect with people who understand what you’re going through emotionally. Support, in general, also provides accountability. Accountability is another critical aspect of a good recovery program and staying connected to your peers over the long term can help you to maintain a lasting recovery program. It gives you a lifeline to other addicts that you call on if you’re ever struggling or feeling low. We can’t tell you how many stories we’ve heard about addicts avoiding a relapse because they’ve picked up the phone and made a five-minute call to another addict instead of picking up a drink or a drug.
Rehab is beneficial on so many levels when it comes to addiction. It’s the ideal reset for mind, body, and spirit and it allows you to break the cycle of addiction in a safe and supportive environment.
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