How did you find yourself in rehab? Did a friend help you realize your drug or alcohol problem? Did your family use an intervention? Or did you simply become fed up with a life of chemical dependency?
How you got to rehab may not be important, but what you make of the opportunity to get sober is. You have a chance to improve your physical and emotional health, revive your spirit, understand what makes you tick, and emerge as someone equipped to handle the challenges of life.
7 Ways to Make Recovery Work for You
To make the most of your recovery experience, follow these simple (yet challenging) suggestions:
- Stick to the program schedule. In substance abuse, drugs or alcohol rule your world. In recovery, you learn to exert control over your life and discipline over yourself. Trust that every moment of your rehab experience has a purpose—and stick with it even when you want to quit.
- Be honest with yourself, your therapist, and your support group. Unraveling the causes of your addiction may be difficult, but that’s the only way to get the right treatment for co-occurring conditions. Group therapy puts men and women on equal footing and helps them feel at ease while admitting their shortcomings. It is when honesty begins that true healing also begins.
- Think of the recovery staff as your personal allies. Many staff members know the difficulties of sobriety firsthand. Recognize that they are there to help you and accept their guidance with gratitude.
- Eat well and exercise. Addiction takes a toll on you physically and mentally. Nutritious meals and physical exercise are essential to rehabilitating your body and your mind. As you purge toxins and replace nutrients that your body craves, you will also feel less tired and more motivated.
- Take care of your appearance. In chemical dependency, the one thing you think about is your drug of choice. In drug or alcohol recovery, you learn to reclaim yourself. Grooming is self-care. Enjoy it!
- Practice the relaxation and stress relief techniques you’ve been taught. Stress and emotions can be powerful relapse triggers. Mastering these techniques will help you stay in lasting recovery.
- Interact with your support group. You’ll gain insight into the roots of your addiction—and you may help someone else in their addiction struggle.
Finding the Right 30 Day Rehab for You
Rehab doesn’t always have a revolving door. With the help of Coast to Coast Recovery’s treatment matching protocol, you can find the right rehab treatment the first time. And our help doesn’t end there.
We offer lifetime recovery support, and there’s no cost to you for our services. Take the first step to a sober life and dial 800.210.8229 now. Our team is standing by 24/7 to assist you with insurance verification and CA rehab enrollment.