Creating a Brighter Future in Recovery

Published on July 7th, 2016

Addiction affects millions of people around the world. Each day thousands of those people get the help they need by entering into treatment programs. Thousands more unfortunately lose their lives to this disease. Right now you have the choice to either continue down this dangerous path darkened by addiction or to create a brighter future for yourself in recovery.

Taking the First Steps in Recovery

It is easy to make excuses to why you are abusing drugs and alcohol. Stopping and admitting you have a problem, that you’ve lost control and need help, is going to be one of the hardest things you have to do. It takes courage and determination to take this first step in your recovery.

Starting Treatment

Starting treatment for addiction can be scary. You do not know what to expect, more so if this is your first time in rehab. You are aware of the discomforts of withdrawal that have sent you back to drugs and alcohol time and time again. Let those fears rest, while it is not going to be easy, the treatment process is what will save you from this life threatening disease.


The first phase in most treatment programs is detoxification. This is the process in which your body is cleansed of the harmful toxins and chemicals associated with drugs and alcohol. During this time you will be under supervised care of medical professionals who will monitor you to ensure your health and safety. You may be given prescription medications to ease symptoms of withdrawal and make you more comfortable.


Once you are past the withdrawal period you will move forward to the rehabilitation process. This can be 30 to 90 plus days of treatment ranging for PHP, IOP AND OP care depending on your personal needs.

During the rehabilitation process you will go through various therapy sessions to help get to the root cause of your addiction and help you to recognize triggers and other obstacles in life that may lead you to drugs or alcohol. You will also have individual and group counseling sessions where you will get a full understanding of addiction and develop the tools needed to maintain your sobriety in your day to day life.

Each aspect of the treatment process will play a vital role in helping you overcome your addiction and to create a brighter future for yourself in recovery. Remember, nothing in this world worth doing will be easy. Your recovery will have its ups and downs but the end result will be great; lifelong sobriety, happiness and health!

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