Learning to love myself was likely the most difficult thing that I have ever had to do. I went to luxury rehab when I was 26, thanks to my grandma and grandpa. They offered me the best support system a girl could ask for. I had gotten into a little trouble in college and found myself in a rut after graduation. I could not hold a job, I could not get clean, and I could not get myself out of the toxic group I called “friends.” Luckily for me, my family saw where I was headed and stepped in. That intervention changed my life in more ways than one.
It is incredibly important that you find ways to relax after addiction therapy. This lets you unwind from what you went over. If you don’t unwind, you could easily become overwhelmed with what you learn during addiction therapy. It is difficult to sort through all of those things. There are a lot of emotions and thoughts that going through your head. By engaging in a relaxing activity, you can maneuver your way through without the chaos that often comes after therapy. Here are a few activities that may help you.
A huge benefit that I never expected from a luxury rehab was group therapy. I always saw AA meetings or other kinds of group therapy as corny and unnecessary. However, actually taking a part in them made a huge impact. When I was 13, I started drinking. It was an escape to a not-so-hot home life where Mom was never home and Dad was always cheating. Typical white, upper-class, stereotypical suburban family. I was just the rebellious teen, and I fit the role nicely. Problem is, that little issue of mine never passed. I stayed “rebellious” until I was 22. That’s when I realized I might actually have a problem.
When you think of heroin addicts, a successful business woman is probably not what pops into your head, but luxury rehab helped me to find my way back onto the right path. I never really thought that rehab was right for me. I’ll admit I was struck by the stereotypical type of people inhabiting rehab facilities and I thought it a highly unsavory place. My standards are quite high, I suppose. However, my addiction was close to losing me my job. My priorities were falling out of check and I needed to get back on track. I started looking into luxury rehabs, and working on improving myself before I lost everything that makes me, well, me.
When I went to luxury rehab I had visions of room service, going for long walks in the garden, and being pampered in every way. It turned out to be all of the things I had imagined, and more. One thing that really stuck with me was sitting in a circle talking at luxury rehab with three therapists. We talked about my addiction and what I could do to change. You see, luxury rehab—while really nice and a great place to stay—was focused on helping me kick my addiction. For at least a few weeks, that meant intensive therapy to help me move past the hurdles I was facing.
I’ve always been pretty shy and traditionally haven’t said much in group settings. So when I went to rehab and was put into a group therapy session, I decided to tell the group something about myself that I wouldn’t normally share. I started off by talking about the incident that led to the firs time I used drugs. That wasn’t something that I usually shared, but I decided it was time to come out of my shell. That first day in therapy kind of set the tone for my entire time there.
I found it really difficult to stop underestimating myself while in rehab. I didn’t feel strong enough to make any good choices. This led me to leaving the first rehab I went to, thinking I didn’t have a choice but to give in. By my second attempt at rehab, I opted to go to a luxury rehab. I wanted help when times got rough and my doubts returned. I couldn’t live like that anymore.
When I went to a luxury rehab just outside of Tucson, I didn’t realize I would spend so much time thinking about my life and the choices that had gotten me to that point. But then again there were a lot of things I wasn’t expecting about my time there. For one thing, I had no idea just how much fun I would have. It sounds weird to say I had fun at rehab, but this wasn’t just a rehab: it was a luxury rehab. That means it had nothing but the best in terms of accommodations, recreational opportunities, and treatment. It was great, and in many ways the time I spent there was the best time of my life.
The therapist I was assigned to in rehab was a very intelligent man. I used to sit in his office listening to him talk. I was just amazed at how he was able to unearth all my issues and lay them bare to the light of day. It was almost like he was inside my head, watching what was going on. To this day when I think about how incisive his observations were, I can only shake my head. He was truly amazing. And he truly did change my life.
I went to a luxury rehab when I was at the end of my rope. I had spent years in addiction, and I knew if I didn’t get help finding myself I might end up going over the edge. A drug addiction is a terrible thing, and when you couple it with everything else I had going on in my life, I really didn’t know how much longer I would be able to take it. I’m glad to say that rehab worked for me, and I eventually was able to come to terms with my life. Some of the things that I had gone through almost destroyed me, but in the end I was able to accept them and move on.