Getting into treatment is a great starting point to a better life in recovery. You may not know what to expect during treatment, but the best-case scenario is that you detect some changes from within as a direct result from working the program during your rehab stint.
Observations You’ll Make About Yourself
You do better with the support of others.
You may have come into treatment with the resistance of letting others help you through the turbulent stages of early recovery. Becoming vulnerable and opening up to the appropriate people in treatment breaks down the walls of addiction. Listening to others that you relate to and accepting support from them, can broaden your mindset in treatment.
The cycle of old patterns keeps you spiraling.
Getting into the history of your addiction can identify the patterns that you may be repeating over and over again. Therapy and 12-Step work have been effective in presenting vicious cycles of behavior that may have kept you from having the healthy relationships that you desire to have. Recognizing those patterns that you manifested in your past affiliations with others, can help you to stop running in circles and start building your foundation in recovery.
Feeling your feelings does not make you weak.
You may have been told your whole life that crying or showing signs of mental distress makes you weak. That could not be further from the truth. In order to have a mental state of enlightenment, feeling uncomfortable emotions without suppressing them opens the door to acknowledging the reasons that you drank to numb out.
There does not have to be shame in your game.
The things you that have done during the low points of your addiction may have created shame and guilt for you. Owning what you have done and changing those behaviors is sure to shift that shame and guilt into experience, strength, and hope.
You are stronger in different ways than you thought.
Being strong-willed is a common trait in addicts. Doing what you want to do when you want to do it while building “street cred” can represent the goal of many people with addictions. Although that may be your definition of cool, in recovery the definition of cool is surrendering to the aspects of addiction that are hindering you to be able to lead the life you are meant to live. Working through these issues is a measure of your true strength that can build up your sense of worth.
Observations about yourself can quantify the benefits that treatment has imposed on you. Embracing your new recovery lifestyle will continue to bring out far more observations that will envelop your reasons for long-term recovery.
You deserve to be ADORNED in your recovery. Life skills, coping tools, education, holistic healing, and a sober support system will help you gain long term sobriety. Serenity Oaks Wellness Center offers a comprehensive treatment program for recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
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