A question that many people have is “Why is rehab important to the recovery process?” Many people wonder what rehab can offer to them that they cannot get or achieve on their own. It is also common for people to believe they can stop using drugs and alcohol whenever they want to. The fact is, rehabilitation is critical for most people who have used drugs for a long time or those who use a significant amount of drugs. At Crestview Recovery, we want to give you the best chance at long-term recovery and help you understand why a residential treatment center is so essential for your short-term and long-term recovery and success.
Why Is Rehab Important?
It is essential to know that your recovery process will be different from anyone else’s recovery process. Treatment is a very personal process. Yet, without the guidance and support of your therapists, you may never achieve the best outcome. Rehab is so important because it provides you with a number of benefits during and after treatment. These benefits include:
1. Creating Structure and Routines
Addiction disrupts people’s normal lives by bringing about destructive habits and ways of thinking. When you use our intensive outpatient program (IOP) or partial hospitalization treatment (PHP) for addiction recovery, you begin to create new, healthy routines. You will come in to see your therapist often. Additionally, you will learn how to structure your day, so you have a positive outcome. Counseling sessions allow you to create new routines not just in your actions, but also your thought patterns. This allows you to find balance.
2. Helping You Manage Life’s Challenges
Many people with addiction struggle with more than just drug or alcohol use. During your rehab sessions, you will learn how to manage this. You may need depression treatment and anxiety treatment as well as dual diagnosis treatment, especially if you are dealing with:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Or other mental health disorders
During your treatment program, you can safely learn about the specific issues that you are facing and what has happened to you in the past. You also gain the insight you need to heal from past trauma, abuse, neglect, or stress.
3. Learning to Think Differently
During rehab, you also learn to change your thought patterns. You’ve been through a lot, and there’s a lot to deal with. There is no way to remove all of the stress from your life that you could experience. However, in treatment, you can learn to better manage high-stress situations by altering your thought patterns. Through some of the drug treatment programs we offer, you will learn to turn negative thoughts about yourself or your life into positive results. This can empower you to avoid drug and alcohol use.
4. Gaining the Support You Need
With addiction, it’s so easy to feel alone and a friend in the world. Friends and family members can be well-meaning but they often don’t understand what you’re going through. Rehab is so important for your future because it helps you to form a strong support system to rely on when life gets challenging. People come and go. Your addiction will always be there. You need a team to rely on when things get difficult so that you can consistently work on improving your future and achieving your life goals. A structured rehab along with a rehab aftercare program can offer this to you.
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When you are in our addiction treatment programs, you will have the opportunity to work on things like:
- Healthy eating
- Stress management
- Time management
- Meditation and mindfulness
These are just some of the reasons why rehab is so important for your future. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, it’s important to seek help as soon as possible. We can help you to find a treatment program that will work for you.
Rehab is an extremely crucial step in your recovery. It can offer many benefits to help you live a life without substance use. Take a look at where your life is heading without rehab. Then, pick up the phone to call Crestview Recovery at 866.262.0531. Our team is here to help you achieve your goals. Our compassionate counselors are here to help you.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.