Its easy to have preconceived ideas, fears, and concerns about things we don’t know or understand. The unknown can seem scary, and we can get overwhelmed with doubts and worry.
At a time when so much is already out of control, painful and chaotic, it is helpful to understand the process and the benefits that a rehabilitation treatment programme can offer.
Rehab can save your life.
Addiction can kill you. The longer you wait the more severe your condition and the consequences are becoming. It is well-known that drug addicts and alcoholics have a shorter life expectancy than the rest of the population. In fact, drug overdose is among the leading causes of death in the world today. Going to rehab can give you a second chance in life.
Detox with dignity
Trying to stop using substances on your own is not only difficult, but it can be dangerous as well. Surprisingly alcohol, and Benzodiazepines (pharmaceutical medication such as Stillnox and other pain killers) are among the most dangerous detoxes. You should be under medical supervision while you detox off the addictive substances. At Journey Recovery and wellness centre you will be given medication to assist you during the detox period so it will be a smooth procedure without distress, anxiety, or difficulties.
Understanding you addiction
Getting off the addictive substances is only the first step. You will be educated about your addiction and the behaviours or coping skills that you may have adopted. We will encourage you to challenge your own beliefs and denials about the harm they were causing in your life and your dependency on them. At Journey Recovery and wellness centre you will find counsellors and health practitioners specifically trained in helping you achieve your sobriety and support you on your new journey. You can benefit from their knowledge and guidance. Understanding your condition can empower you to make different choices and use other tools to deal with life issues without the dependency on a mind-altering substance.
Acknowledging your pain
Gabor Mate – “Not all addictions are rooted in abuse or trauma, but I do believe they can all be traced to painful experiences. Hurt is at the centre of all addictive behaviours. It is present in the gambler, the internet addict, the compulsive shopper, and the workaholic. The wound may not be as deep and the ache not as excruciating, and it may even be entirely hidden – but its there.”
During group therapy you will have a compassionate supported space to explore and acknowledge your pain, releasing and sharing your experience can bring peace and healing.
From isolation to connection
Living life intoxicated is a lonely life. You spend your time obsessing about your next fix, avoiding your loved ones and your responsibilities. Family connections get neglected and friendships are diminished to people who will tolerate your behaviour or use substances with you. In rehab you will find friends that understand you and your struggles, who will accept you without judgment and support your journey to recovery.
Rehab can save your relationships
Going to rehab should always be for personal growth, but there is another benefit – it helps those in recovery rebuild burned bridges and re-establish relationships that your addiction had torn apart. During your drug using days, you lied to your loved ones, or hurt someone very close to you. While these wounds take time to heal, at Journey Recovery and wellness centre we will support and educate your family on your condition and help repair and restore your relationships.
It will give you back your life
Not only will rehab save your life, it can also enable you to regain control over it.
Recovery is not only abstinence but a total shift in behaviours and intentions. By going to Journey Recovery and wellness centre, you learn to live without drugs, establish a new life full of sound decision-making, honesty, and peace of mind.