For years, drug addiction ruled my life. It took me being asked by my grandmother to quit before I finally took a stand against drug addiction. My life was a mess, but I owed it to her to try. She had always been there for me. My life had good moments in it thanks to her. All she asked was that I try, so I told her I would. I did not have anyone else in my life to turn to, so I gave her my everything.
The hardest part of recovery for me was waking up in constant pain. It happened each morning while I was using, and in rehab, too. I would get up and struggle to do anything. Breathing, walking, eating, everything I did was painful. The way my body was trying to recover left me in misery. There were quite a few days where all I wanted was to use a tiny bit just to take the edge off. I knew better, but that does not mean that the desire was not there.
When attending a luxury rehab, there is no point to bringing these items to rehab. They are not going to serve any good purpose to pack them. When you get to rehab, your bags are going to be searched. If you have any of these items, they will come out of your bag before you get it back. It is not only for your good, but also for those attending rehab with you. Make sure you pack only what you need for rehab.
Therapy at luxury rehab was much different than I expected it to be. For some reason, I expected it to be really formal and stuffy. I thought there would be a lot of people in the room, and I’d be embarrassed. Instead, it was really welcoming. The people were there to genuinely help, and not judge me in any way. I really expected it to be more difficult to open up in front of new people, but it wasn’t anything like I expected.
I recently saw the difference of luxury rehab for my own eyes. Both of my divorced parents went to rehab for their alcohol problems. My father went to luxury rehab, while my mother went to a more traditional rehab. Both of them got sober while at rehab. They both also went home with the tools they needed to remain sober. After six months, the differences in the two of them were astounding. I never thought that luxury rehab would make that much of a difference. Honestly, I thought the big difference was in the amenities. After seeing both of them, I am ready to admit I was wrong.
It is really important that you detox in rehab instead of at home. Trying to detox while at home can be really dangerous to your health. It takes special medical monitoring to be able to get through the detox process. If you were to try and go it alone, your body may revolt. Instead, what you want to do is make sure someone with medical training and the right equipment can monitor you through the whole process. That is what rehab with detox is for.
Before you leave rehab, it is very important to plan what going home will be like. It isn’t as simple as going home like nothing happened. That will put you into the same situation you went to rehab to get out of. Those choices will give you a big neon sign directing you towards a relapse. By taking the time to plan ahead, you can avoid many of the normal pitfalls that other addicts face. It is very important that you take your recovery seriously. By taking the time to plan for your return home, you show that you really want to stay sober.
During rehab, I wanted as many ways to prevent my relapse in the future as possible. I knew being strong with willpower wasn’t my strong suit. For many years, I’d tried giving up using. Each time, I relapsed and went back to my old habits. The goal of my trip to luxury rehab was to make it to where I never relapsed again. I was determined to kick my habit, once and for all.
Whether you believe it or not, there are some fun ways of managing stress during rehab. Rehab isn’t all about hard work, there are down times, too. If you make some parts of rehab about fun, you remember it better. You will remember the tools you are taught, plus how to use them. If you approach rehab as only work, you will be more likely to struggle with it. However, if you allow yourself to relax and enjoy your time, you will get better results out of the experience.
Looking back on my life, I can see now that meth took so much out of me, I don’t know how I survived. Getting clean really helped me get my life back. However, there is no chance of me getting everything back. No matter what I do, some aspects of my life are never going to be the same. I love being sober, and wish I never would have tried meth. I also wish I could go back and get some things back that have affected my sober life, too.