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Addiction Rehabilitation Stories

Loss of hope is one of the major consequences of addiction. Although often overlooked as a lesser outcome than disease and financial ruin; hopelessness is the forerunner to many completed suicide.  Fortunately, as more people achieve sustainable recovery and the stigma of addiction diminishes, the magnitude of this effect is being countered by the recounting of more addiction rehabilitation stories.   These inspirational accounts of recovery are encouraging people to recognize addiction as a treatable disease rather than a moral dilemma.   One thing that is also being clearly communicated through the retelling of these experiences, is the far reaching effects of addiction.  As Bob recalled about his son’s addiction story said; “despair, disbelief, anguish and shame are some of the emotions you feel when you have a child who is addicted to drugs”.  However, with the help of rehab and hard work, this family was able to shift their story of despair to the feelings of hope that comes with having their child in recovery rather than in addiction. There are many commonalities when it comes to addiction rehabilitation stories.  For instance; at some point during the process…

  1. most addicts or their loved ones recognize that the individual in addiction is unable to stop the abuse without some type of intervention,  
  2. a commitment is made to the rehabilitation process,
  3. one of more courses of treatment is received,
  4. relapse prevention education and training must be provided and implemented by the individual,
  5. an aftercare plan is necessary to maintain long term sobriety.  

This requires the initial decision to seek help and the development of a recovery plan.  This may begin with planning and implementing a drug intervention by family members or choosing a rehabilitation center to help facilitate recovery.   Once recovery has been achieved, the life of the person in recovery and their loved ones become more unique in the approach to their post addiction lifestyle.  This is where some people choose to give back to others by sharing the horrors of addiction as well as the struggles and the joy of sobriety.  Others may focus on staying sober by putting the experience completely behind them. But whether people in recovery share their stories or not, what their lives tell us is that rehabilitation is not discriminatory. It is available for anyone who is willing to commit to the process.   The reality however, is that society today is rife with temptations and opportunities to fall into addiction or to relapse after recovery.  As such, sharing stories of recovery or simply observing the changed lifestyle of someone that has overcome addiction can…

  1. Educate others about the dangers of addiction.
  2. Spearhead new drug prevention programs.
  3. Emphasize the need for ongoing research and improvements in treatment models.
  4. Motivate others to seek help at the onset of a substance abuse disorder.
  5. Encourage others to return to treatment after a relapse.
  6. Provide a point of reference for the potential for change inherent in comprehensive drug treatment.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), addiction should be treated like any other chronic illness that affects the brain and body.  Once this is recognized the advantages of treatment can be realized. Halting the progressive consequences of addiction, improved health, a redirected life from despair to the hope of achieving one’s full potential are just some of the benefits of rehabilitation from addiction.

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