Here are UpbeatRecovery.com, we believe that you can achieve sobriety without going to a formal treatment.
In fact, studies have shown that people who avoided relapse are the ones that are doing some kind of DIY addiction treatment.
However, we do admit that attending a rehab treatment center has its advantages. In this article, we are going to list 3 advantages of going to rehab compared to doing a DIY self-treatment program.
As always, we still highly recommend that you consult with a professional even if you are doing a kind of self DIY treatment. A professional opinion is highly valuable in terms of helping you with your recovery.
Avoiding The Loneliness
The thing with the road to sobriety is that it’s a lonely road for some. Here’s why…
In most cultures and/or peer groups, drinking or taking substances is the norm. When you embark on the road to sobriety, it may mean that you may be distancing yourself from the norm. This also means that you are going to distance yourself from the people you know right now, thus the loneliness.
The great thing about rehab is that the people who are there are on the same road as you. It’s a great place to meet new people and keep the good company as you all travel to the road to sobriety.
Deciding to get sober is just the first step. A flood of questions will soon follow. Will I be okay? How long will this last? These are only a few of the many questions that are going to be swirling in your head.
If you are in a rehab, you will be meeting professionals who are equipped to answers your questions about your sobriety. Yes, you can also find answers on the Internet, but in some cases, you will need answers that are catered specially to your situation. These are the kind of questions that you will need a professional to help you.
Part of rehab is the detoxifying your body from the substance that you are abusing. Some people thing that detoxing is just a matter of stopping. In reality, it’s not as simple as it looks.
The problem with abusing a substance is that it changes your body. Suddenly stopping may bring adverse effects on the body, and may even lead to death.
Detoxing safely depends on a lot of factors such as the kind of substance you are abusing and the length. A professional can help guide you on how you can detox safely.
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