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Why is a deaddiction and rehabilitation centre the best choice to start my recovery from addiction?

January 22, 2015

A Deaddiction and Rehabilitation Centre provides several advantages to start your recovery from addiction and ensure it's success. They are cited below.

  1. Rehabilitation Centre is ideal for the first few days when a person abstains from alcohol and drugs. Typically, the person encounters withdrawal symptoms,both physical and emotional. The staff of the deaddiction centre is prepared with the right type of diet at regular intervals and this slowly and steadily helps combat and overcome the physical symptoms of withdrawal. Trained counselors ensure that they are by the patient's side and comfort the person emotionally by helping him/her see reason and cope with the discomfort.
  2. Rehabilitation Centres ensure the availability of trained physicians. They not only help diagnose health issues which could be caused by addiction (eg., liver damage) but also take a holistic view of the patients health. This helps the patient recoup faster than he/she would have achieved (if at all) independently.
  3. An addict usually is a victim to erratic schedules and suffers from sleep disorders, tiredness at working hours etc. After the withdrawal phase is over, the Rehabilitation Centre  provides with a scheduled set of activities at times that are akin to those in a normal life. For example, wake-up at 7 A.M., Prayer and meditation session at 8 A.M., breakfast at 9 AM, work therapy at 10 A.M., input sessions at 11 A.M., Lunch at 1 PM followed by rest time. This enables a persn to readjust his/her body clock to those similar to those in a non-addiction lifestyle.
  4. Rehabilitation Centre provides a peer-group where addicts can share their experiences in regulated sharing sessions. This enables a person to vent his/her feelings of guilt and resentment and this helps him/her to reconcile negative thoughts and emotions and start preparing for a brighter and cleaner life ahead.
  5. Rehabilitation Centers also employ psychologists who help assess a patients psychological issues and enable him/her to address them.
  6. Counselors in the Rehabilitation Centers are always by the side of the patient, sharing experiences and advice to help keep the patient in a positive frame of mind and explain the nuances, triggers and roots of addiction through regular input sessions.
  7. Rehabilitation Centres also provide family counseling. This enables  open-hearted conversations between the family and the individual. This helps in closure of old issues and resentments and also set the expectations from the parties on the right note. This lays a firm ground for the patient to re-integrate back into family li on his/her return.
  8. Once a patient is out of the Rehabilitation Centre, he/she faces the challenges of the world in a new way. At this point, the patent may experience  anxiety and other negative feelings. Periodic follow-ups at the Rehabilitation Center  allows the patient to share these challenges with the support system of the counselors and the peer  group. This usually results in simple solutions to what may look daunting issues to the patient. The patient is also advised to stay in telephonic contact with the counselors,especially when faced with temptations or other situations outside which may serve as ta trigger for a relapse

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Please contact me. I would like to talk to someone who understands my situation. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Teresa Taylor

Nice post!!! thanks for sharing.



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