GUIDING YOURSELF DOWN THE PATH OF SELF-DISCOVERY DURING REHAB
- December 15, 2018
For the great majority of people dealing with the dangerous mental illness called addiction, the road to a happy and healthy life is riddled with speed bumps. With a combination of painful detox and difficult abstinence, sometimes rehabilitation can feel like a completely worthless effort, but, with enough diligence and determination, sometimes the journey can be a little bit easier. Always remember that, with each difficulty, you are one step closer to becoming healthier. After overcoming physical difficulties, the emotional voyage is the next step. So, how do you safely travel down the path of self-discovery during a rigorous rehabilitation program? Let’s take a closer look and find out some more.
How to Get a Grip on Depression
Overall, this step is probably the hardest to overcome during rehab. For some people, depression is the main reason some people turned to drugs or alcohol in the first place. For others, being separated from a dangerous substance can result in a severe bout of depression. Regardless of what category you fall into, battling this feeling of helplessness is not easy, but it anything is possible. To combat your depression, consider these options:
- Take part in a sport or a form of exercise (particularly those that help you focus)
- Find a sponsor (a rehab coach) or speak to a family or friend about your problems
- Volunteer at an animal shelter to make a new furry friend or adopt a pet
- Consider returning to your favorite activities, which you loved before you became an addict
Show Respect and Honesty to Yourself
During detox and rehabilitation, you have an opportunity to overcome your fears and reflect on your positive aspects (essential during this time of negativity). Besides therapy sessions, you can also take opportunities to record every aspect of your life in a journal, which you can use (in some way) as a private therapist. Here are some ways this tool can be useful:
- Recording your biggest fears, happiest moments, and the best days you can recall
- Recording your greatest accomplishments (including moment during rehab)
- Having a question/answer session
- Considering areas of opportunity you have not yet explored
Always remember that drugs and alcohol do not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from a substance use disorder or a severe form of addiction? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.
The time for you to take back control of your life is now. If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your drug abuse, alcohol abuse, or addiction troubles today.