A drug rehabilitation program is the absolute best way to deal with your addiction. Whether you’re addicted to cocaine, heroin, opioids, or any other number of illegal (or even legal) drugs, you’ll need to successfully complete a rehab program in order to get your life back on track. Your addiction took many things from you, but it didn’t mean the end. As long as you have the willpower and the help of drug counselors and addiction specialists, you can repair everything that your addiction messed up. It all starts with that first 30 days.
1) You’ll begin to repair relationships with your friends and family.
One of the main things that your drug addiction took away from you was your relationships with your friends and family. They either were pushed away by you and the drugs, or they turned their heads because they couldn’t watch you go down that path. After all, there’s nothing your loved ones hated more than watching you self-destruct and hurt yourself time after time. Thankfully, your rehab program will help you get them back. They’ll begin to trust you again and will look forward to seeing you in good health as you begin to improve. You’ll even learn how to healthily deal with small arguments and things that caused you pain in the past, instead of turning back to drugs.
2) Your physical health will improve.
Another thing that your drug addiction cost you was your good health. If you were extremely healthy before the drugs took hold, then that disappeared as your addiction flourished. You probably neglected everything about yourself – you most likely didn’t eat right, stopped seeing the doctor, and even quit brushing your teeth. As you complete your rehab program, your health will improve. You’ll relearn how to eat right and how to take care of yourself. You’ll also see general practitioners who can diagnose and treat any physical ailments that the drugs left you with. You may not end up in the prime of health again, at least not right away, as there might be some lingering effects, but you’ll be in better spirits and will definitely see some improvements as time goes by.
3) You’ll be able to get a job and begin working again.
Drug addiction more than likely cost you your job. Either the drugs made you quit so that you could focus on them (after all, not working give you more time to get high), or you lost your job because the drugs sapped your productivity. Either way, you’ll learn how to get back into the workforce as a part of your recovery plan. Although the main part of the plan will focus on getting clean and staying off of the drugs, learning how to be honest with your future employers about the reasons for that gap on your resume is just the next step.
4) You’ll learn to deal with the root causes of your addiction.
Drugs are addicting, but not everyone gets addicted to them. There are some researchers out there who believe that certain people are predisposed to addiction. If you are one of them, then you’ll learn how this happened, as well as why. Part of your recovery will focus on not only why you wound up addicted in the first place, but it will go into how you can avoid getting addicted all over again. Learning these reasons, as well as the steps that you can take to avoid using again will make you a stronger person, one more likely to stay clean and sober.
5) Your mental health will get better.
Drugs can lead to what are called short-term mental illnesses. Sometimes these mental illnesses, such as anxiety and mood disorders, will clear up as you go through rehab. However, there are some people who already had an undiagnosed mental illness that they were medicating with the drugs. These people need to be in a dual diagnosis treatment plan that will focus not only on staying off of the drugs but also on the mental illness itself. With proper treatment, your mental illness will get better, and you’ll be less likely to turn to drugs again.
6) You’ll get your financial life in order.
Drugs and money go hand in hand. You need the cash (or goods, if you have expensive items that your dealers want) to pay for the drugs. This can lead to issues with your financial life. Your bank accounts will be drained or closed; your credit cards will be maxed out, and so on. Part of a good rehabilitation plan focuses on getting your financial mess straightened. This might involve filing for bankruptcy, learning how to balance a checkbook again properly, and much more. It’s just the next step to getting your life back on track.
Author Bio: This guest post is a work of Peter Young promoting LANNA Rehab Blog.