Your Best Bet for Lasting Sobriety

December 27th, 2016

In the quest for sobriety, your choices to achieve this goal are important. Though not the most convenient method, long-term admittance in a reputable rehabilitation facility has proven to be most effective. In recovery, withdrawal symptoms are one’s kryptonite, which can turn back the clock in the blink of an eye. Withdrawal symptoms vary from one person, and one addiction to another.
In trying to overcome an addiction, one might think it to be a rite of passage to tackle it alone, perhaps to prove reform, when the cold, hard truth is, it is hard. No one should have to go through it alone, and no one has to. Long term rehabilitation centers facilitate a safe transition into sobriety. The acute withdrawal symptoms previously mentioned can be properly addressed, as well as the often-forgotten post-acute withdrawal symptoms, or PAWS. PAWS, on average, appear two months after the detoxification period. The symptoms are similar to the initial withdrawal symptoms, though they tend to veer from the common physiological threats, to be more emotional, and mental in nature, such as depression, anxiety, cognitive impairment, and of course, intense cravings. As expected, PAWS pose as much a threat to sobriety, as do the primary withdrawal symptoms, a threat which is thought to be controlled, in the environment of a reputable rehab facility.
There are a multitude of cases in which patients are battling an addiction, with another diagnoses bringing them psychological distress. The mystery of the chicken and the egg rears its head, as it is often difficult to ascertain which preceded which, thus making it impossible to acknowledge if the secondary diagnoses is feeding the addiction, or vice versa. Referred to as dual-diagnosis treatment in some circles, treatment centers have the advantage of treating all issues which may contribute to one’s addiction. As such, all medical threats to recovery would be treated.

Rehab facilities prove to be especially useful with providing patients with coping strategies which may be employed when the going gets tough. They help patients to restore an internal locus of control. An addiction, though a disease, can be managed, and kept at bay. One’s best bet for a clean start to recovery, is long-term treatment. Do what you need to do, today.

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