Reasons People Go to Rehab, Other than the Obvious Which is for Addiction

While there is currently no cure for addiction, the go-to option for getting addiction into remission is rehab. People who argue against the facts that addiction is a disease and that rehab is necessary claim that many people have simply stopped using on their own. While there have been cases of people who simply decided to put down their substance of choice and achieved lifelong success, those cases are not the majority. Addiction is a disease that requires healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

People go to rehab for many reasons, including:

Healing from Psychological Issues

Almost every addiction is triggered by a psychological issues (e.g. low self-esteem, resentment, childhood trauma, depression, etc.). Once the underlying psychological trigger is addressed, it can be worked on through individual and group therapy. Over half of people who suffer from a substance use disorder also have an comorbid mental health disorder (e.g. bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, etc.). Rehab can get those who have a co-occurring disorder on the right track to properly treating it and recovering from their addiction.

Getting Away from the Environment that They Used In

Abstinence is difficult when alcohol and drugs are readily available. Inpatient rehab isolates clients from the world where alcohol and drugs are available until they are strong enough in their recovery to resist them. Relapse triggers (e.g. people, places, objects, etc.) can make resistance difficult, which is why many people choose to go to a rehab far away from home.

Undergoing Safe Medical Detox

Withdrawal can be excruciating and fatal is not treated properly by medical staff. Many rehab facilities have on-site detox to get people through withdrawal safely and comfortably.

Rehab is a Healing Environment

Rehab is not a place to punish you or condemn you; it is a place that welcomes you with compassionate open arms. The purpose of rehab is to help you live the life that you deserve. Having to depend on drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, eating, shopping, or any other addictive substance or behavior to feel normal is not the life that you deserve. The comfortable environment, compassionate staff, variety of therapies, and fun activities will provide a place to heal from the wounds that caused you to feel the need to escape in the first place.

Seacrest Recovery Center is located in Eatontown, New Jersey. if you are interested, call us at 833-762-3765