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5 Reasons Why Drug Rehab will Change your Life

Posted on :  April 7th, 2014  |  By :  towardsrecovery

For many recovering drug addicts, picturing the ways in which certain aspects of treatment can change their lives can act as a positive motivator for recovery.

This is partly because many addicts have found themselves in a pattern of behavior that feels, in some way, ingrained and difficult to change.

By gaining some insight into their pattern, their habits will change as their recovery progresses.

It will enable them to cut the problem down to size, and partly because it offers a positive incentive to keep going.

Here are 5 reasons why drug rehab will change your life:

Reason #1 – Your desire to abuse drugs will diminish

Recovering addicts who undergo detox often find that the complete elimination of the physiological effects of drugs can eliminate a substantial portion of the desire to abuse them.

This isn’t so much because the psychological impulse has been removed, but more because physical dependency can cloud your judgement, and with that, your priorities can be askew.

Once you have some clarity about the situation, you will be in a position to make rational decisions about where your priorities lie.

Reason #2 – You will be able to socialize sober

Social interaction is often a motivating factor for drug abuse within the addict community.

However, group therapy will enable you to train yourself to be comfortable with social interaction as yourself, minus the influence of intoxicants.

Reason #3 – Your mood will improve

Addiction is not an isolated beast – it can cause all manner of knock-on effects, especially where your happiness and well-being are concerned.

Withdrawal can cause intense mood swings and depression, while the circumstantial effects of addiction can leave you feeling unhappy about your lifestyle and situation.

Drug rehab can provide you with stability, and remove the shame that comes with addiction, leaving you feeling happier on a day to day basis.

Reason #4 – You will feel better about yourself

Recovering from drug addiction is not an easy path, and the sense of achievement that comes with sticking with it is a reward in and of itself.

Reason #5 – You will become more self-aware and reflective

Counselling during rehab is designed to give you the tools to access your own thoughts.

These tools will also provide you with the means to understand yourself and your needs meaning that, rather than turning to intoxicants to address your thoughts, you will make progress towards actually dealing with them and finding real solutions.

If you think rehab could change your life for the better, and live in Toronto or around Hamilton, St. Catharines, or Brantford, Ontario, contact Towards Recovery on 905-527-2042 to locate your nearest clinic and kick start your journey.

Make sure you have an unexpired OHIP card or call 1-866-532-3161 to find out how to get one.


Who We Serve ?

  • Individuals using/abusing street narcotics (e.g. heroin).
  • Patients abusing prescription narcotics(i.e., Codeine, Talwin, Percocet/Percodan, Dilaudid, Morphine or Demerol, et cetera).
  • Individuals displaying any of the following behaviours: Compulsive drug use or drug seeking/craving.
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