Interesting and Helpful Facts about Addition Recovery

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The road to recovery from addition is never a smooth and easy-going one. If you are close to someone struggling with an addiction or in the process of recovering from one, it’s important to see things from their perspective. Putting yourself in their shoes will help you to empathise with their situation and understand the stages of recovery.


There are plenty of places world-wide that provide a range of programs to help people gain control over their addictions. If you know someone currently travelling or living in South East Asia or who would like to embark on a journey to start their rehab in a different country, Addiction Rehab Center in Chiang Mai, Thailand can help.


Even though it’s different for everyone, there are some general stages that most recovering addicts go though. Reading up and understanding what they are can help you help the person you care about who is currently struggling.


With a 12 step drug rehab program, the center follows a program originating from the 1930’s. Ever since the 12 stage program was designed, it has helped more people stay off alcohol then any modern equivalent. If you think this could be the one for you, Addiction Rehab Center is well worth checking out.

Things you need to know about recovery:


  • Just going to the rehab center won’t fight underlying problems. When attending the rehab clinic, it’s important to note that just attending won’t be enough to break engrained habits. Going somewhere that encourages a holistic way of treating addiction and working on those deeper issues is essential to long term recovery.


  • Pain doesn’t go immediately: rehab is effective but it’s not a quick fix solution. Addiction and recovery can both be painful places and consequences to their health, relationships and other facets will need to be faced. It’s important to give the person space to recover fully instead of looking for quick fix solutions.


  • Drug or alcohol addiction also has effects on family and friends: it’s always important to keep learning new ways to help the recover process. Going to support groups meant for families and the bigger circle of loved ones can help everyone involved.


  • Always be aware of the things that can trigger relapse: no matter how big or small a trigger is, it’s important to help prepare that person for what they are. The recovery phases is a volatile and vulnerable one so keeping these triggers at bay or knowing how to handle them when they arise can help.


  • Recovery lasts for a lifetime: it isn’t as short term as people like to think. The longer you make a conscious effort to recover the less the risk of relapsing. It’s important to work on personal development every day to truly thrive.


  • Forgiveness: learning to forgive and let go is huge in the recovery phase. Sometimes the hardest person to forgive is yourself and to continue to carry regret with you will only make the chances of relapse higher.


Knowing how you can do everything possible to give yourself, your friend or your family member the best chance of recovery then putting the above into practice helps.

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