Guidelines to Enhance You Recovery by Yourself as You Undergo Rehabilitation
Overcoming addiction is a tough task to pull through alone hence you need to get into a reputable rehabilitation center. Most of the effort should come from you because if you are not willing to commit to the rehab programs, they cannot coerce you to do so. Here are tips to help yourself recover from addiction quickly while at the rehab center.
The level of honesty that you display in the therapy session will boost your recovery.The therapist needs to know the withdrawal symptoms and other challenges outside the rehab that you are experiencing for them to help you. Accept your flaws, especially the ones that contributed towards your addiction. Forgive family members of their actions like divorce, child abuse, and neglect and more that have contributed to your addiction.
Take change positively. Change your lifestyle, for example, quit friendships that can make you relapse, avoid alcoholic parties, get rid of the minibar in the house and more. There are more positive benefits of the change that you should be determined to enjoy such as stronger and better relationships with your family, friends, and colleagues.
Keep yourself busy by growing your talents and skills. Idleness leads to negative thoughts, surrounding yourself with people who made you addicted to the drugs, and more negative things that can make you relapse. You will get a better job when you are out of the rehab if you use the time at the rehab to polish your skills and talents.
Do not be too adamant not to listen to the advice of your group therapy members and your therapists even when you strongly disagree with them. Convince yourself that your situation is not better than that of any other person in you group therapy and humble. Sometime later in life, the advice may be relevant in your life.
Use the experiences of others to guide you not to make the same mistakes because your consequences may be worse than what they suffered. Some may have lost their families, marriages, jobs, wasted time in jail and other negative consequences of addiction and they are sharing that with you for you to reform before it is too late. Apply some of the skills and tips that they used to overcome addiction and mend their broken relationships.
Appreciate each little progress that you make. Twelve hours of sobriety calls for congratulations because from that you can progress to days, weeks, months, a year and forever.