While entering my first addiction rehab, I was scared, broken, and beaten by my drug addiction. I had no idea there was such a thing as rehab and was unfamiliar with how it worked. The facility I went to back in 2005 is no longer open, but it helped aid my path in eventually finding recovery and staying sober. If I had not gone to that first facility, I would not be where I am today.
Upon entering, I was assigned a room and given a schedule. I was also assigned a therapist that I was to meet with once a week and a psychiatrist that managed the psych medication I needed to detox. The addiction treatment facility had the capability to detox in house, which may not be found in other addiction programs. I also had mandatory groups to attend on a daily basis and it was the first time in my life I was introduced to having a daily regimen that was healthy.
In active addiction I would stay up for days at a time or sleep all day so I could stay up all night. If it were not for the strict guidelines created by this rehab facility, I would have the same schedule today. This addiction treatment center helped to assist in me living life on my own. There were many life skills that I learned without realizing it later on that they taught me such as making my bed, being on a set schedule, and learning how to interact with other humans, and so much more.
If you have never been to an addiction treatment facility, and need help staying sober, I would suggest giving yourself a break and getting admitted. You never know how much of an impact it could make within your life and it may be exactly what you need. Whether you are looking for help for yourself or a loved one, please visit www.Sober.com to find facilities nationwide.