Drug Rehab: Expectations

Whether they realize it or not, most people have a set of expectations when they come into drug rehab or they commit a loved one to drug rehab. Some of these expectations are realistic, many are not. There are a lot of different claims for how best to treat drug addiction. Some drug rehab centers even claim they can cure drug addiction at their drug rehab centers. These drug rehab centers in particular are responsible for setting up unrealistic expectations for what a drug rehab center can and cannot do.

Realistic Drug Rehab Expectations

It's realistic to expect that a drug rehab center can help you heal on multiple levels. A drug rehab center can offer a safe, supportive environment while you heal from the devastating physical effects caused by consistent, prolonged and/or heavy drug usage. Most drug rehab centers are staffed with professionals who have successfully recovered from alcohol and drug abuse themselves. This allows them the insight necessary to relate and assist you in your recovery efforts. It's realistic to expect that staff members at a drug rehab center are uniquely qualified to help you on your journey to recovery.

It's also realistic to expect that a drug rehab can see you comfortably through the physical healing process and educate you on physical symptoms you may feel in the initial phases of sobriety. Qualified staff members and skilled holistic practitioners can introduce clients to advanced holistic therapies to help address discomfort and introduce healthy mechanisms for coping with physical discomfort.

In addition to helping you begin physically healing from your drug addiction, it's realistic to expect that a drug rehab center can help you address psychological issues. Psychological healing addresses the underlying issues of drug addiction and if left untreated, drug rehab will not be successful. Underlying emotional issues such as childhood or adult trauma, or chemical imbalance can exacerbate the psychological symptoms contributing to drug abuse. It's realistic to expect that a drug rehab will perform a clinical evaluation to determine what underlying issues may be contributing to your drug addiction.

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Unrealistic Drug Rehab Expectations

It's unrealistic to expect that a drug rehab center can cure you. A drug rehab center is not a magic cure-all. It may take more than one visit to drug rehab to “get it.”

Drug addiction is a malady that manifests in an obsession of the mind and a compulsion of the body. Following physical detox, cravings for the drug remain and can be intense. It's unrealistic to expect that because the body has been physically detoxed from the body, you are healed. The psychological addiction is much more difficult to address. Clinical therapy and drug & alcohol counseling can help address underlying issues contributing to drug abuse, but you have to do the intensive inner work required to heal. It's unrealistic to expect that a drug rehab can do the work for you.

Some individuals are ready to get sober and some are not. If you put a loved one into drug rehab, it's unrealistic to expect that the drug rehab will help them get sober if they don't want to. A person has to “hit bottom” or come close to it in order to want sobriety more than the drug. There's a saying that it takes every drug and every drink to get to the point where you are willing and ready for sobriety. Most people have to get pretty miserable before they are willing to surrender and do the work required to build a new life. Unless a person wants sobriety, it's unrealistic to expect that a drug rehab can keep them sober. A drug rehab can plant the seeds and hopefully, they will take root.

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Your Own Expectations of Drug Rehab

The most important expectations of a drug rehab are your own. If you are the one going into drug rehab, ask yourself what you expect of it. What does the drug rehab offer? Do your homework. Keep your expectations high when it comes to meeting your qualifications. If you want an individual program tailored to you with holistic components that is based on the 12-step model, ensure the drug rehabs you are considering offer this. The more comprehensive the drug rehab program is, the better.

The next question to ask is what are your own expectations for yourself? Regardless of what the drug rehab offers, you will get out of it what you put into it. Are you ready to do the work required to get sober and stay sober? Are you willing to go through the discomfort? Talk to intake coordinators about your expectations and whether or not they are realistic.

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What to Expect from SouthCoast Recovery's Drug Rehab Program

At SouthCoast Recovery's drug rehab, you can expect a comprehensive drug treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and goals. You can expect our caring staff will make you feel safe, comfortable and supported during your stay. The majority of our staff members have successfully made the journey to recovery and are uniquely qualified to help you make the same journey.

We offer state-licensed, medically supervised detox to ensure a safe withdrawal with as little discomfort as possible. Acupuncture, herbal remedies and detoxification massage help our clients readily move from discomfort to comfort.

SouthCoast Recovery offers more individual clinical and holistic sessions than any other drug rehab center in Orange County. These are just a few of the reasons why SouthCoast Recovery is the premier drug rehab center in southern California. At SouthCoast Recovery, you can expect that we will help you along every step of the way.

Call us at 1-866-847-4506 – professional assistance is available 24/7.

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