Drug Treatment Centers Teach Addicts How to Live without Drugs
When you are addicted to drugs or alcohol life can quickly slip away from you. You lose sight of priorities that matter and those normal daily routines that you used to take part in now consist of finding drugs, using drugs and recovering from the drug use so that you can find more drugs and start the process all over again. So, when you enter a drug treatment center one of the first things you will begin to learn is how to live without drugs and how to regain a normal routine post addiction.
The first days in drug treatment will likely be difficult as you are trying to overcome the physical dependence that you have on drugs and dealing with some withdrawal symptoms along the way. However, as time goes on you will fall into the new routines that are set upon you in drug treatment and you will begin to learn how to live post addictions. A typical day in drug rehab will consist of:
- Counseling in a group (usually at least one session per day, sometimes two)
- Therapy individually
- Reflection time
- Time for exercise or relaxation
- Meal times
- Education time
The day is very structured in drug treatment to allow for the best opportunity for the recovering addict to learn how to get back on track and regain a sense of control in their life and daily routines. It may be difficult to get back into a routine when you have spent months or even years revolving the day around using drugs or alcohol but in time the new routines that you learn will become more natural and you will become more comfortable with the routines that you are involved in. It’s these routines and the structure that will help to prevent you from using drugs along the way.
Once you have completed drug treatment there’s a chance that you will feel urges and be faced with triggers that could potentially cause you to use drugs and relapse. Luckily, you will be armed with the tools and education that you gained in drug treatment to make better decisions, fight the urge to use and avoid triggers whenever possible. Drug treatment centers teach you how to live without drugs and alcohol by arming you with the tools that you need to avoid drugs and alcohol, overcome stress without using and ultimately stay in control of your life.
To learn more about how drug treatment arms you with the tools and support to live life free from drugs and alcohol, call 1-888-461-2155 to speak with a Treatment Centers specialist today.