Drug addiction is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. As a result, many are desperate for a way to become clean and sober. The first step towards treating drug addiction, is by medically detoxing your body off drugs and/or alcohol. This is best done in a medical facility. The body must be rid of all addictive substances so that recovery can take place. Once a full medical detox is implemented, attending an inpatient treatment program is suggested. After you completed your treatment program, here is how you can treat addiction at home after rehab.
How To Treat Drug Addiction At Home
3 Steps To Treat Drug Addiction
Step 1: Attend a 12-step fellowship meeting. We suggest you attend at least one meeting a day. Here you will be able to connect with people who have recovered and have a solution for staying drug and alcohol free life-long. Addiction recovery works best when you have strong supports in your life.
Step 2: Ask for numbers at the meeting of people who have time in recovery and call at least one person a day. Make sure they have worked the 12-steps and are applying the steps to their lives. This is important because you need to surround yourself with healthy people who take their recovery seriously. If you want to continue to stay clean and sober yourself.
Share your feelings in the meetings so people know where you are at. But also be open to listening and hearing what others have to say. Let go of any stubbornness or dishonesty, as these things will only keep you sick.
Step 3: Within the first week, ask someone to be your sponsor and start working your steps. Working the steps and applying the steps to your life is what is going to keep you clean and sober long-term. If all you do is attend a rehab program and then go back to doing things the way you were doing them before, there is little chance you will stay sober, so we strongly suggest that you work a program of recovery once you leave treatment.
The Truth About Addiction
Although the disease of addiction is deadly, it is not terminal, and life-long recovery is 100% possible. With so much information on the internet, we feel it is also important to make sure you know the facts about addiction.
- Addiction is a disease and is treatable – no matter how long you have used, what you have used, or how much you have used.
- The worst drug to be addicted to is the one that you are addicted to.
- You can recover without the use of other addictive drugs like Suboxone.
- Recovery takes your 100% commitment. If you do not want to recover, it does not matter how many treatment centers you go to, you will not.
- You must be willing to do the work and stick to your program of recovery if you are to be successful.
A Suggested Program Of Recovery
We have been treating addicts and alcoholics since 1998 and have helped over 55,000 thousand people find recovery. In that time we have found that the people who attend our full treatment program and apply a program of recovery in the 12-steps after rehab have continued to stay sober. Those who do not apply our suggestions and work on their recovery in and out of treatment simply do not stay clean and sober. If you want to recover, you will, and if you do not, you will not. It really is that simple. Please stop believing that you cannot recover because other people or even professionals tell you cannot, it is not true and we know this because we have witnessed recovery happen over and over again in our 19 years of treatment.
It’s time to break the cycle of addiction and start living the life you deserve clean and sober. Contact The Watershed now to find out how recovery can work for you.Tags: 12 step programs, addiction recovery, medical detox