The Power of Acceptance: Embracing Change for a Brighter Future
Why do I need rehab? If you are asking yourself this question, chances are you are not feeling like it is a great day. Perhaps a loved one or family member has suggested you need help. Maybe you’ve just experienced an intervention, and the “suggestion” was more of an ultimatum. Or maybe you are just sick and tired of being sick and tired, cleaning up the empty bottles and/or ashtrays again.
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Rethinking Rehab[/caption]What is drug rehab? The term “Drug Rehab” has found its place in the lexicon of Western and increasingly so, Eastern language. The television show Celebrity Rehab brought addiction treatment right into many North American households. The impression for many is that drug rehab is for persons who have hit a spectacular and public disgraceful ‘bottom’. Gossip magazines love to print mug shots of disheveled and arrested public figures. Or 'drug rehab' may evoke memories of your girlfriend's nephew, an in and out of jail nee'r-do-well, raised in the foster system. You may wonder what that has to do with you, feeling hung-over again after yet another bottle and one half of wine. There are many kinds of drug rehabs and treatment centers for addiction. You can find out more about the different kinds of facilities in some of our other blog posts. For the purpose of this post, the broad definition of drug rehab is that it is a place to go to address what has gone wrong with your life, and to learn the implementation tools for the solution.
What Happens in Drug Rehab? A good addiction treatment facility first and foremost, offers a safe place free of alcohol, nicotine and other drugs. The guest is isolated from ‘well meaning’ family and friends, and put in an environment that is clean, stable and filled with people who understand how addiction recovery works. In this healthy environment, the person then has an opportunity for the fog to clear, and to really get a good look at the life that they have created. Nurtured by caring staff and facilitators, they are also challenged to see the truth about their addiction and choices. Addiction is a disease of denial and being presented with reality is often not for the faint of heart. But a good drug rehab counselor will do just that. A good drug rehab counselor is not trying to be your friend that is not their job. They are more concerned with your life!
Why Do I Need Drug Rehab? If in your quiet moments of clarity, you find yourself desperately unhappy, and your efforts to change on your own have failed, drug rehab addiction treatment may be the best option for you. Most likely it was never on your ‘achievement list’, and it may feel like doom and failure, but you will be amazed. Giving yourself the gift of focused, loving attention to your patterned ways of thinking, acting and feeling for 1 to 3 months is an incredible opportunity. The opportunity is for you and for all those that love and interact with you. No one that successfully completes their drug rehab program is sorry that they went.
If you would like tor recover and regroup in a beautiful setting in a tropical country, with a great chocolate Labrador retriever dog as a companion, with fresh, delicious food, daily fruit smoothies, with hammocks, flowers, massage and yoga as adjuncts to your recovery, consider an out of country drug rehab like Serenity Vista in Panama. The fantastic opportunities for recreation day include sailing, hiking, zip-lining, horseback riding and rock climbing. Visit Serenity Vista website for more information on how an addiction recovery retreat can change your life.
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