What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think addiction rehab? If this is the first time encountering addiction with your son or husband, horror stories might come to mind. Or maybe you hope treatment is a cure-all for your loved one’s troubles.
On the opposite end of the spectrum where your loved one has been to treatment before, words like “expensive,” “scary,” or “unsuccessful,” might sadly come to mind.
Addiction treatment centers come in all shapes and sizes, but there are some very basic truths and myths you should know as you research rehabs for your loved one.
Let’s review them, then get a sneak peek at what Spirit Mountain Recovery is all about.
Misconceptions About Addiction Rehab1. Rehab is not a cure for addiction.
First and foremost, rehab is not a cure for addiction. Your loved one cannot expect to passively go through the treatment process and have some sort of immunity from addiction by only physically being here. Recovery is a lifestyle, and the learning of a lifelong regimen that needs to be first and foremost at the center of your life.2. Rehab is not a vacation from your life.
Recovery is a process that will give back exactly what your loved one puts into it. Unfortunately, there are some things that don’t get better with time. Going to rehab as a way to chill out for a while and avoid life and the wreckage addiction has caused will not solve your loved one’s problems.3. Rehab is not just a place of hope.
Hope is not a strategy for successful recovery. Ignoring the problem in the hope that it’ll go away by itself, or your loved one crossing his fingers that he’ll get better with time are not effective treatment approaches. Effective addiction treatment helps restore hope to you and your loved one, but there needs to be evidence-based treatments and experiential activities involved to get you there.4. Rehab is not scary or intimidating.
It’s natural for your loved one to feel apprehensive about addiction treatment. Rehab will force him to face his addiction and any dual diagnosis disorders head on in order to recover. However, effective and credible addiction treatment centers will have the proper clinical staff, judgment-free atmosphere, and experiential activities to help him feel safe and comfortable during his time in rehab.5. Rehab isn’t just for when your loved one hits rock bottom.
Have you ever come across information or advice about your loved one needing to hit rock bottom before he’ll agree to treatment? While it’s true that hitting rock bottom can be a motivator to seek rehab, letting it get that bad can be dangerous. If your loved one is struggling, try to convince him to seek treatment before it gets too far out of control.
What Rehab is Like at Spirit Mountain Recovery
Rehab is a place where your loved one can become thoroughly educated about what substance use disorders are all about: How it affects his judgement and perception, what happens to the brain when it becomes addicted, the various styles of recovery available and most importantly, to give him an insight into what a sober life is like.
Rehab is a place that offers an opportunity for your loved one to change his perspective on various areas of his life. Going to rehab is a lot like stepping back from your life to get a bird’s eye view of the way things have been going for you and the direction you’re heading.
Rehabilitation from drugs and alcohol addiction at Spirit Mountain Recovery’s Residential Treatment Center first and foremost sets in place an environment of safety and quality care where your loved one can begin to trust the process that will help him save his life. Our isolated location on the side of a mountain in the beautiful Eden Valley in Utah is designed to make his transfer from a life of chaos and self-destruction to peace and serenity as easy and seamless as possible.
Find Support at Spirit Mountain Recovery
At Spirit Mountain Recovery, we are unlike any other rehab you and your loved one have experience before. Your son or husband will experience remarkable treatment, focused on evidence-based therapies and fun, outdoor activities that will help him learn how to live a fulfilling life without drugs or alcohol. Contact us today to speak to an admissions counselor.