Last Updated on December 26, 2019
You messed up and you need help. It’s okay, every single person who ever lived has made mistakes in their lives. Getting addicted to drugs or alcohol is treatable and many people have turned their lives around by going to rehab.
If you feel guilty about having reached this point in your life, then know that just because you think your mistakes seem terrible, it doesn’t mean you’re a bad person and don’t deserve a second chance.
There are many people in this world who suffer from addiction, and most of them recover when they get the help they need. You can be one of them. Here are five reasons why you should go to rehab:
It’ll Save a Life
You could be a hero and save someone’s life. The world is a better place with them in it. Their family, friends, and even their pets are happy to see this person every day.
Want to know who this person is? It’s you. How about you save this person’s life?
Addiction causes you to see the world through another perspective. A perspective where you’re a victim and there’s nothing you can do to change that. This narrative only leads you to lose more and more of your former self.
Don’t let this happen. Addiction does not have to go on until you reach a breaking point. You can change this perspective from one of a victim to that of someone who is trying to get better.
It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been addicted, going to rehab will help you.
It’ll save your life and your family and friends will be happier for it. Remember that you’re a part of their lives too.
It’ll Make Life Easier
Think about how much easier your life will be if you don’t have to carry around this heavy load. Addiction causes you to measure every part of your life so that you can make room for it.
When it gets the space it wants, it demands more. You push away things and people you think you don’t need. Eventually, you give up everything for it.
In essence, addiction starts to run your life. It starts by being a small part of your life, and as time goes on, you become the small part.
By getting the help you need, you take back all the power you gave to your addiction. You reclaim your life and make sure that addiction becomes a small part of a previous life. It doesn’t define you or nor does it speak for you.
Once you do this, it opens the gates for good, wholesome things to come into your life.
Rehabs Aren’t What You Imagine Them to Be
Just thinking of the word ‘rehab’ conjures up dark and depressing images. In reality, however, rehabs aren’t like that. There are many types of rehab facilities located outside cities or near farming locations. Rehabs in Florida even come in the form of luxury resorts.
A place of healing is never one that causes distress or more pain.
Once you give the process a chance, you’ll see that it can and will change your life around. If you need to, trick yourself into believing that you are just going for a vacation. One that will soothe any aches you have in your life.
If your brain fires back at you saying ‘nothing is going to change’, just relax and think what’s the harm in taking some time off and going to rest for a while.
If it doesn’t work out, you can always go back to being how you were before. Though in the majority of cases, things will change, and this change will be for the better, too.
You Can Have Healthy Relationships Again
Remember that space addiction takes up? The first people who get pushed out of your life are your family and friends. This stress of addiction causes you to damage and sometimes even break relationships off entirely.
The people in your life weren’t just backgrounded characters in a show. You were a part of their lives too. If you repair the damage addiction has caused, you can be with these people again. Rehab facilities offer many ways to heal the wounds caused by addiction.
It can repair you to being how you were before.
People mess up in life, that’s what we do. If everything went according to plan, there would be no stories, life lessons, or friendships formed in this world.
Rehab isn’t just for you. Those around you are also affected by what you go through, and like you, they too need healing and compassion. Your family can take counseling sessions to better interact with each other. To learn to forgive and practice compassion.
Just like bones, once relationships heal, they become stronger than they were before.
You’re Not the Only One With an Addiction
Many lasting friendships and even intimate relations are made in rehab. When people meet after they’ve lost almost everything in their lives, it makes them understand how to compromise and value the small things.
Becoming more empathic in the healing process, people make friends with others who went through similar things. Just being around other people who have experienced the same pain and loneliness addiction brings helps one feel less alone.
You end up building your own support network. You learn to feel and express gratitude for all that you have and all that you can become.
Olympic Gold medalist Scott Hamilton once said, “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” There is nothing standing in between you and living a healthy life.
You just have to change the mindset that there is something broken inside you. Just like any other health condition where people go to the doctor to get better, addiction is treatable. It is possible for you to live a life you are happy and content with.