What to Expect From a Substance AbuseTreatment ProgramApril 5, 2013| Last Updated on Thursday, 02 May, 2013 12:46Drug addi...
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What to expect from a substance abuse treatment program

  1. 1. What to Expect From a Substance AbuseTreatment ProgramApril 5, 2013| Last Updated on Thursday, 02 May, 2013 12:46Drug addiction can be something that either defines your life in a negative or positive way, dependingon the choices that you decide to make. In order to help your recovery go as smoothly as possible thereare a few things you should be aware of especially if you are seeking treatment.There is No Magic CureEveryone is different, and therefore there is no universal cure that will work for everyone when itcomes to treating addiction. In order to make the most out of your treatment experience it’s importantto know that what worked for one person may not work for you. It’s important to take suggestionswhen you are in early recovery, and that being said you should always follow advice of the people whohave succeeded before you.The best thing that you can do is to surround yourself with a good support system that feels right toyou. Building a sober social network will help you make the most of your situation as well as help youfeel okay with you situation. Being surrounded by people who know what you are going through is animportant part of the recovery process. In order to get through the toughest times, you will need to relyon people who can guide you as well as give you strength and hope.“In early recovery its important that people be made to feel accountable for their actions [. ..]“Another important thing to do in order to protect your sobriety is to consider moving into a sober livinghome. Sober living facilities can be the perfect place to go to get clean and meet positive people inrecovery. Living in a sober living community is also a great way to help keep you accountable.In early recovery its important that people be made to feel accountable for their actions and somethingwithout drug testing or a job there is no way a person can stay sober in the beginning. Sober living canbe a great facilitator for growth and socializing, and it one the best ways to help yourself if you are juststarting your journey into recovery. They often provide transportation to meetings, job placements andextended care as well.Another important component to going to substance abuse treatment is making sure that you are honest.If you are not honest about your drug history and the amount of time you have spent using drugs, it willbe difficult to properly treat you. Although you may feel embarrassed about the amount of drugs thatyou have done in your past, it’s important to remember that you are in treatment in order to seek help,and the people who are asking you the toughest questions are doing so in order to make sure that youget the best possible help available.

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