The Hard and Sober Realities of Addiction Rehab



Whether it’s you, a family member or loved one who you want to help get into a drug rehabilitation facility, there are some hard and sober realities that you need to take into consideration. Yes, you would like to help yourself or a loved one to get the treatment that they need so they can live a sober and more productive life. However, it is best to get things into perspective and in this case, as with any other undertaking, arming yourself with the right information will be a great thing to start with.

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First off, if you are the one needing rehabilitation and you want to go into a rehab center voluntarily, examine yourself so that you know it is not just some knee-jerk reaction that you eventually cannot commit to. Recovery is a commitment and you should be ready for it.

  • You are going into a drug rehabilitation facility and you will be treated for your drug addiction and probably any underlying behavioral or psychological cause will be dug up as well.
  • You will need to truly commit to making a change: your attitude, your lifestyle, habits, routines, and even your friends.
  • Drug rehab is not a prelude to a fairy tale life, nor is it a cure-all for your life’s problems.
  • Deciding to give up drugs is just half the battle.
  • Actually giving it up–each time the cravings creep in–may be the hardest thing you will ever have to do.
  • When you get into rehab, you just can’t quit just because things are getting difficult for you.
  • Many times, however, you will be tempted to give up or escape because things are too difficult, uncomfortable, emotionally painful, or you miss your old lifestyle. Don’t succumb and keep going.
  • If you get impatient and want the treatment to be over with, know that there are no short-cuts to straightening up your life and your attitude after years of addictive behavior.
  • Be honest with yourself and open your mind and heart to the many possibilities for change and for learning while you are in rehab.
  • Change your attitude about life. Rehab will teach you that you cannot always take the easy way out–you have to work for the things that you want to have.
  • Rehab requires you to participate in sharing activities, or in group therapy. Some may not like it, but it’s part of the process–and it may just be the kind of activity that you truly need. Don’t be afraid or cynical about trying, or participating fully in the program.
  • “Fake it ’til you make it” may be some people’s mindset when it comes to rehab. However, no one genuinely succeeds in rehab with that way of thinking and in the end, you will not get much out of treatment.
  • Going into rehab gives you a chance to see things in different perspectives so keep your mind open to learning.
  • You will also meet people from all walks of life, making you realize that your own views on addiction may not be entirely true. The blow of addiction strikes anyone–addiction does not choose its prey. However, you will know that you’re all in the facility together because you have one thing in common–you choose life.

There may be many rehabilitation facilities here in the Philippines, but the important thing to also consider is if the facility offers or specializes in the treatment that you need.

Bridges of Hope Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation (BOH) provides you your home away from home should you decide to get treatment. Aside from detox, you will also get a range of treatment programs specially designed for your specific addiction and health condition. BOH uses the Therapeutic Community Program methodology based on each resident’s completion of established, results-oriented treatment goals. There will be counseling, workshops, meetings, sports and recreation, and responsibility chores, among many other activities to help you lead a holistic life inside the facility.

To talk to our rehabilitation specialists, text or call

0915 645 2703 or 0917 509 8826.

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