The goal of completing a drug rehab program is not only to stop drug use but to also help residents learn tools and life skills to build a productive life.
While that may sound simple, this can be very challenging, especially for the person with addiction. And in fact, for many, the most difficult part is the first step—to acknowledge the addiction.
Getting a Rehab Treatment
For someone with addiction, deciding to get treatment can be a life-changing decision. It is a commitment to change, and this change doesn’t come easy.
Once inside an addiction rehab facility, especially for those taking residential in-patient treatment, they must stay long enough to not only become sober but to prepare themselves to get their life on track. Because once they get out of the treatment center, they will face life again, and this time, they wouldn’t have to resort to their addictions.
Here’s how completing a drug rehab program can can help those struggling with addiction.
Benefits of Completing a Drug Rehab Program
- Break the destructive cycle. People who develop drug addictions, no matter how long they’ve been addicted, needs to be within a secure, structured, and drug-free environment away from their addiction triggers. They will also need to be around people who will hold them accountable for their goal to get off drugs. The drug rehab treatment program may start with the detoxification process which rids the body of the drugs while treating withdrawal symptoms.
For Bridges of Hope, this is a crucial process that entails close medical supervision and residents have the support of a senior resident to help them through this process. However, not everyone may need to go through detox, and detox alone is not enough to treat addiction. Once this detox process is complete, the treatment program will begin.
- Learn about your addiction and triggers. Getting rid of drugs, the resident’s mind will be clearer. They can then be educated about drugs and their addiction. By learning more about addiction, they can gain insight into how addiction develops. It can also help clear any misconceptions about addiction. Furthermore, learning about their own addictions will allow them to reflect on what people, situations, experiences, thought processes, and habits can trigger their cravings or urges to use.
At Bridges of Hope, we closely work with residents to explore their triggers so they can make deliberate efforts to manage and avoid them especially when it’s time to return to life outside the treatment center.
- Dig into your deep-seated issues—and uncover them. There are many reasons people develop addiction. In a drug rehab center, they get to uncover what draws them towards their substance of choice. They get too discover their deep-seated issues, attitudes, beliefs, and values. Sometimes, it can be a painful process, but the treatment program provides them opportunities to peel back the layers of behaviors and attitudes for them to better understand their drug habits.
At Bridges of Hope, our Recovery Specialists are trained to help them dig these issues and make sense of their decisions as well as their revelations. They can also help residents develop new beliefs and values systems to better overcome their addictions.
- Unlearn old habits and build new ones. Having been deep into addiction for so long, residents may have poor discipline, poor self-care habits, poor coping mechanisms, and poor self-worth. Part of the goals of their rehab programs is to develop these and build new habits and practices that lead to healthier, more worthwhile lives. Furthermore, the treatment allows them to not just develop them but to consistently apply them, with the proper mindset and adequate support from their counselors and peers. This is exactly what we do at Bridges of Hope.
At Bridges of Hope, we don’t also just focus on the mental and emotional wellness of our residents, we also take steps to keep their bodies healthy. Addiction can also be destructive to the body and many illnesses and discomforts may sprout up; we have a medical team that helps them through this process, so residents experience holistic healing.
- Establish healthy boundaries and coping mechanisms. Addiction and their behaviors while during active addiction may have roped them into a cycle wherein they take little responsibility for the damage they cause because of their actions and decisions. Their boundaries and perceptions may be distorted and their families, as co-dependents, may also experience unhealthy dynamics.
We at Bridges of Hope help our residents set clearly defined boundaries to prioritize their sobriety and recovery. Beyond that, we also closely work the the family to help them be effective support for their recovering loved ones.
Do you suffer from addiction? Do you have a loved one who is addicted? Talk to us today and discover the gifts of healing and sobriety at Bridges of Hope.