Perhaps you or your loved one is thinking of all the reasons not to enter into a rehabilitation facility. “I am not that bad off; it will cost too much; it will be difficult to be away from familiar settings; I will be embarrassed, et cetera.” Everyone who has been in an alcohol recovery program has faced these and other obstacles. On your road to recovery, consider some reasons why people do go to alcohol rehab.
Reclaim your life
Alcoholism is the third leading avertible cause of death in America. Alcohol abuse contributes to over 200 diseases and injury-related illnesses. Going into a rehab center can be life-saving for you. By at least temporarily abstaining from drinking, you give your body a chance to heal from the effects of alcohol misuse, and you eliminate the risk of further injuring yourself or someone else from alcohol-induced destructive behaviors.
Recovery is impossible without serious introspection. Often, that will happen only when we step away from the familiar and seek help. At rehab, professionals can guide you in rediscovering yourself and getting to the root of your addiction. Your counselors can help you learn about, heal and handle your emotions.
Rebuild your relationships
Your addiction has caused immense pain and hardship for the people closest to you. You need to regain their trust and become the responsible person that you need to be. At rehab, you can begin to contemplate how others have been affected by your alcohol misuse. This is a difficult process that you may have been avoiding, but it is so necessary on your journey to wholeness. You need your loved ones, and they need you — well and stable.
You may have family or friends that encourage you to continue misusing alcohol or do not know how to help you stop. At rehab, you will meet and cultivate friendships with people who can relate to your experiences. With the help of caring therapists and staff, you can support each other on the road to healing.
The reasons you are giving yourself for not going to rehab are holding you back from recovery. Clinging to these excuses may cost you your health, relationships, and your life. You really have every reason to go to alcohol rehab now. Call 800-737-0933. We are waiting to help you.