WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED IN REHABILITATION
Helping addicts in their recovery, one step at a time
1. DECIDING TO TAKE THE PLUNGE
“Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.” — Keri Russell
If you have been an addict or been close to one, then probably you already know the importance of this adage very well. In most of the cases where an addict has recovered fully from his condition; the credit of the success has got to do with the willingness of the addict in deciding to take the route to rehabilitation. Even in scenarios where an addict is coerced into a rehabilitation, ultimately to go ahead or deciding not to go further with it is hugely dependent on the addict himself/ herself. After all, decisions we take today, are what mold the future for us.
2. WILLINGNESS TO ACCEPT SUPPORT FROM LOVED ONES
“As always, I appreciate all the love and support people have sent and continue to send my way.” — Patrick Swayze
Though these words come from an Hollywood actor, but most of us can expect the same sentiments from our loved ones. This sentiment is rarely going to be altered for an addict from his family and loved ones. So when the paramount is with you, then what else can you ask for? From my perspective, half of the battle is already won. It is because if any time you falter in your recovery process or at any points of time develop a craving to get back to drugs; it is this support group of loved ones that will help you not to take the guilty plunge. So, learn to embrace the grateful unconditional support of your loved ones.
3. STAYING ENGAGED DURING THE COURSE OF RECOVERY PROGRAM
“Whatever I engage in, I must push inordinately.” — Andrew Carnegie
A typical rehabilitation scenario in an in-patient setting may provide an addict with a lot of spare time in hand. It is a general observation that in such duration of in-activity addicts get occupied with envisions of their addict ways and times. Naturally this further leads them to get induced into the addictive habits once again. Therefore, the time lapses in-between the recovery schedules require some productive engagements. This could either be done through reading activities, creative activities in a group or also mind-focusing activities like meditation and yoga.
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