One of the best treatment options available is going to drug rehab. Rehab is made to provide resources and tools to those who suffer from substance abuse to help them overcome it.
There are many benefits of going to rehab, so keep reading below to learn how you or your loved one could benefit from it today.
Therapy will help to uncover any triggers that set off the desire to use substances. It can help the individual understand the flaws in their thinking and in their behaviors that lead to bad decision-making.
With this, therapy can help individuals make productive and healthier thoughts, as well as learn new healthy coping mechanisms to prevent relapses.
Rehab offers so many different treatments and therapies because no single one will ever fit everyone. These therapies and treatments are made to help create a healthy lifestyle and change the patient’s attitudes and behaviors regarding substance abuse.
Having a holistic approach while in rehab can be the best way to ensure that you will be able to maintain sobriety.
A community of people that understand the struggle of addiction is important for someone who is trying to overcome it but needs a shoulder to lean on now and then.
Genuine relationships with people that provide friendship, love, understanding, and hope while being able to identify with what you are going through is a crucial part of recovering.
Without the bonds of a community, it may be impossible to recover from addiction.
Attending therapy sessions daily means having a daily check-up on where you’re at with someone who won’t judge you. Instead, they’re there to provide help and hope.
Since you are around other people who are recovering from addiction, they will also hold you accountable.
You don’t have to feel bad for whatever you’re feeling or thinking. But you’ll be less likely to relapse if you know there is a support system waiting to hear from you.
Generally, rehab centers will emphasize daily routines, creating productive activities and habits, while patients also attend various therapies and treatments.
Those who suffer from addiction have self-destructive habits that need to be broken, and the only way to do so is by creating healthier habits and a strong routine.
The structure that rehab provides allows patients to create a solid yet simple daily routine that focuses on maintaining sobriety and creating new healthy habits that they can stick to once the treatment has ended.
Abuse of drugs and alcohol can cause your body to lose nutrients. This can make your body feel weak, as well as cause headaches and make you lose sleep.
When you stop using substances and your body feels this way, you’re more likely to begin using again if you don’t fix other parts of your health.
Rehab centers provide balanced meals that help recover the nutrients in the body. This helps to improve overall health and moods, reducing the craving for drugs.
It is also something that you can feel good about, seeing your body change and feel good without the use of drugs. While drugs would once take up a part of your time, you can now fill that time with exercise.
Know that you will always have a community of people right behind you, ready to help you whenever you need it. We offer many different services to help you begin your recovery process as soon as you are ready.
Dr. Sanjai Thankachen graduated from Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medicine in 2000. He completed his residency in psychiatry in 2008 at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in New York. Dr. Thankachen is currently working with Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists in an outpatient practice, as well as working at multiple in-patient psychiatric and medical units bringing his patients the most advanced healthcare treatment in psychiatry. Dr. Thankachen sees patients with an array of disorders, including depression, bipolar illness, schizophrenia, anxiety, and dementia-related problems.
Sean Leonard is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. He received his master’s degree in adult geriatric primary care nurse practitioner from Walden University and a second postmaster specialty in psychiatry mental health nurse practitioner from Rocky Mountain University. Sean has experience working in various diverse settings, including an outpatient clinic, inpatient detox and rehab, psychiatric emergency, and dual diagnosis programs. His specialty areas include substance abuse, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, ADHD, and OCD.
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