Recovering from an addiction may be one of the hardest endeavors to take on. Some people go into rehab and stay sober for years on end and others may need to go into rehab several times and try different programs and methods before finally succeeding. The important thing to remember is that even if you’ve failed many times in rehab, there are many benefits to giving it another go.
Every moment you’re alive is a chance, a new opportunity, and that in itself is worth fighting for. Some people let their age dictate their chances of success in rehab and opt to just give in to the addiction. But there are lots of people out there who decided to go into recovery very late in life. A life of sobriety and health is a gift for all ages. Regardless of age and gender attending a rehab program, again and again, is always better than doing nothing. Good rehab programs offer an opportunity to get clean and sober by helping individuals struggling with addiction to create a lifestyle that will support recovery. In addition, they help addicts understand how they ended up resorting to drugs and or alcohol and provide them with therapies that will support recovery, including relapse prevention, family therapy, and treatment of trauma that may be affecting the individual’s recovery.
The most important thing is don’t lose hope. Addiction is a complex disease and while many individuals get it “right” the first time, many others will struggle and even succumb to their addiction, and this is not an option to consider. If you or your loved one is struggling right now, don’t give up, know that recovery is possible. Do the research you have to do, make as many calls you need to make, get to a program, seek local AA and NA meetings, get out there and get the help you need because every single one of us is important and are here for a purpose. Take charge. IT IS TIME TO FORGIVE YOURSELF, YOU CAN’T CHANGE THE PAST BUT YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR FUTURE NOW. You or your loved one can live a healthy and fulfilled life without the chaos that surrounds you now. Being willing to give another try at rehab programs, can clear the chaos allowing room for rebirth and renewal, a chance to recognize and remember the true self, the self that once had goals and aspirations.
Without a doubt, rehab programs can give individuals who are struggling with addiction a second chance at life. It’s about learning to live again and that’s a feat that takes hard work, commitment, courage, and stamina to accomplish. Not everyone can take this on without the support of countless hours in rehab and counseling. There’s a relief in knowing that life doesn’t have to be so difficult. One of the reasons it’s so hard to give rehab another try is admitting defeat. It’s nothing to be ashamed about, relapse is part of the recovery process and many people experience it. Give rehab another chance and there’s a good chance you’ll get the rest of your life back.
If you are interested in knowing about Florida Center for Recovery and its rehab programs visit our addiction treatment therapies page. Our Florida rehab center offers addiction treatment programs with all-inclusive inpatient detox and comprehensive therapeutic services to treat not only the disease of addiction but also related co-occurring mental health issues such as trauma, depression, and anxiety. In addition, we offer intensive family therapy and specialized rehab for pregnant women.
Inspirational Recovery Quotes:
“Things can get better when you say, ‘I need help.’ You will continue to recover every day when you accept the right help and keep believing in it.”
“Don’t be ashamed to admit you are vulnerable. Recognize you’re taking the first steps to saving your own life.”
Dr. Balta is the Medical Director at FCR for more than 10 years. Dr. Balta is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Certified Psychoanalyst. As well, as having Psychiatric Training at The Albert Einstein School of Medicine Psychiatric Residency Program In New York City and Psychoanalytic Training at The William Alanson White Institute in New York City. While working in New York City, gained funding Grants for the treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders from SAMHSA , HRSA and the City of New York.