For the person battling alcoholism and drug addiction, successfully completing detox is just one of the steps on the road to recovery. Staying sober after detox is an ongoing process that will take focus and determination, but you can do it! Most individuals find that going from detox into a rehab program will give them a clean foundation to start building on in their new clean and sober life. Rehab programs are available in residential and on an outpatient basis. Attending a residential rehabilitation program will give you a chance to adjust from substance abuse before you return to your routine and responsibilities. It is not uncommon for you to have cravings and to be tempted to return to drug and alcohol use, which is why having a good support group that can help you stay on the recovery path, is a good idea. There are a number of different programs for recovery support from holistic to behavioral education and the most common, 12 Step programs.
Holistic programs offer a natural alternative for recovery support. Meditation, yoga, acupuncture and vitamin therapy allow the individual to focus on whole wellness of the body, mind and spirit. Classes may be available on a daily basis and usually take place in a spa-like atmosphere. While holistic programs have proven to be very effective for many individuals, this type of program does not work for everyone.
Cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT teaches strength by accepting that substance abuse is a choice that you make and that you can be successful in sobriety by determination. Professionals involved in CBT do not advocate that drug and alcohol abuse and addiction are diseases, but rather choices that the individual makes to engage in the activity. CBT teaches that you can learn different habits and make different choices to that do not include drug and alcohol behavior.
12 Step Programs
12 step programs such as A.A. and N.A. accept that drug abuse/addiction and alcoholism is a genetic disease and not simply a mind over matter issue. Groups such as A.A, N.A. and other 12 step programs have been very effective in helping many addicts and former addicts address their alcohol and drug abuse. The programs offer support to more than two million members worldwide in more than 100 countries.
A Healthy Lifestyle
Outside of support groups, there is a lot that you can do to ensure that your lifestyle is healthy such as getting eight hours of recuperative rest each night, eating a healthy well-balanced diet and get plenty of exercise. Now would be a good time to learn to play golf, to take up jogging or walking, or to start that hobby that you always wanted to do but could never really find the time for. It is really important that you have someone to talk to when you feel the urge to return to the old ways. If you or someone you know are struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction and are in need of detox, Gallus Detox Centers can help. Gallus Detox Centers specializes in IV therapy medical detox, a safer and more effective method for detox from alcohol and drugs and will provide you with a customized plan to meet your individual needs. Call Gallus Medical Detox Centers today at 855-338-6929, to see if our treatment program is right for you.