How to Be Successful At Alcohol Rehab

June 21, 2018

So, it happens that you have to go to alcohol rehab. It is not an easy thing to do, thus it is understandable if you are uncertain about what will happen in the future. It is normal and really overwhelming. It all adds up to the fact that this is a very important step towards a sober life.

It is important to keep in mind that, when you get there, your schedule will be taken care of, your days will be monitored, and you will take part in all kinds of activities to help you deal with your situation and the reality of the fact that you are trying to overcome addiction (which, again, is not as easy as some people believe). You will require to attend psychotherapy and counseling sessions and other therapeutic activities, even meditation from time to time. They are all made to help you in your battle. Learn more about the effective treatments and the types of therapy you can encounter in rehab.

Baby Steps: one goal at a time

If your everyday life consists of the task of staying sober forever, things will not work out as expected. You should always start with baby steps. Set some small goals to achieve. For instance, instead of thinking about how you must not drink alcohol again, think of how you should make your bed in the morning, or eat a healthy meal. It is beneficial and will keep your mind off that big stuff. Perhaps you will even want to review your CV or find a job prospect. Set some manageable goals and make a to-do list. It will keep you focused and you will learn to get through the day without any worries.

Make a support network

When you are in rehab for alcohol addiction, you will develop relationships with those people you meet in group therapy. They are different people who walk the same path as you do. You support network should also consist of your counselor and your therapists; they will give you insight, the tools you need, and the resources required for you. Your family and friends, which unconditionally support you, should also have a part in your support network, as they can be there to help you when you need to talk to someone who is not necessarily your therapist.

Always have something on you that helps you cope

This can be a picture of your family or a place that makes you calm that can encourage you to do the things on your to-do list and to cope with the issues you encounter in rehab. Something that keeps you confident and keeps you motivated through the day is something that helps you go faster to your life of sobriety.

No matter how much you want this to work, sobriety is a long road and sometimes you may feel down and emotionally disengaged. In these cases, you will want to give up on your progress and, well, drink. That is why it is essential to have a thing that can help you cope.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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