January 8, 2010 in drug rehab
There are several different drug rehab curriculums; however, most rehab facilities as well as young adult rehab centers use the 12 Step Program as their primary curricular foundation. Developed by Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson, the 12 Steps were developed as a more concise, easy-to-remember version of his book “Big Book”, which was published in 1938. Through the 12 Steps addicts learn to confront their addiction, recognize their need for God, or a higher power, to intervene in their life and help them out of their addiction, and begin to make amends with those they hurt while in the addiction. It is a long but vastly rewarding process as addicts delve deep inside themselves to uncover the roots of their addiction, recognize their shortcomings, seek forgiveness from those who were harmed, and eventually move on to help others who are faced with similar struggles.
Many rehab centers also offer several different professional therapies that assist in the recovery process. Some of the clinical therapies include anger management, Gestalt therapy, Interpersonal therapy, EMDR, Family of Origin, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Objects Relations Therapy, and Nutritional Interest Groups. Certain facilities even offer therapeutic modalities such as art therapy and equine assisted therapy.
An important aspect of recovery, especially for the young adult centers, is realizing that sobriety is not boring. Offering activities such as sports, acting classes, art classes, music lessons, hiking, snowboarding, swimming, yoga , and horseback riding gives young adults the opportunity to develop new interests as well as make new friends. Allowing them to contribute will help them establish a good work ethic, take responsibility, and develop self-confidence.
Drug rehab is not just fighting an addiction; it’s a rebuilding of your life. From realizing the roots of addiction to relearning the ways to think and act in different situations, drug rehab helps you to realize your full potential without addiction caused distortion.
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