Overcoming Obstacles Before and During Rehab Part 2

Overcoming Obstacles Before and During Rehab Part 2

A drug and alcohol rehabilitation program will help individuals struggling with an addiction to overcome physical and psychological difficulties that in turn, will help them stay clean and sober.

There are however many obstacles to confront before and during rehab. These obstacles may seem incredibly difficult to surpass, but with a little bit of knowledge, effort, and confidence, a person can and will overcome them; thus, allowing the individual to complete their treatment and leave rehab sober.

This is a two part article, the first part discussed obstacles that addicts may face before they go to rehab. This article will talk about different obstacles that may come up while at a rehab.

Possible Obstacles at Rehab

Obstacle 1: Distractions

If an individual is going through a difficult time or has a lot of stuff on their mind, they may become distracted while at the rehab. While this is more likely to happen at an outpatient program, it could happen at any treatment center. Fortunately, a rehab that has a well structured schedule and offers various daily activities can help to keep any possible distractions at bay.

Obstacle 2: Poor Attitude

Attitude does have an impact during rehab; an individual who has a poor or negative attitude during his or her treatment will most likely not be as successful as someone who has a positive attitude. If an individual spends a great deal of time going against what they are told or arguing with the people that are trying to help them, they end up losing valuable time that they could be put toward learning the skills needed to remain sober.

Obstacle 3: Not Paying Attention

Some individuals will make it through rehab, but as they walk out they realize that they have no clue on what to do. This is likely because they did not pay attention to what the counselors, therapists, and other individuals were explaining and discussing. It is important to contribute to meetings and get actively involved; this will not only help with self esteem and confidence, but will provide memorable and useful learning tools and techniques.

Obstacle 4: Having a Big Ego

We are all familiar with people who have a big ego. Individuals that may fit into this category may lose out while at rehab if they continue to feel like they are better than the rest of the people at the center. Their ego may get in the way of their treatment; this means that the person is not getting help from the people that are offering it. These types of people may also influence others in a negative way because of distractions that they cause. It can be difficult to overcome the power of the ego, but what is important to remember is that everyone is at the rehab for the same reason, and no one is better than another person. If everyone can work on this same level, each will greatly benefit from one another.

A drug and alcohol rehabilitation program will help individuals struggling with an addiction to overcome physical and psychological difficulties that in turn, will help them stay clean and sober.

Obstacle 5: Dishonesty

Many individuals struggle with dishonesty. An individual may be dishonest with their self or towards others, but either way, it will do more harm than good. It is important that the individual is honest to their self about having an addiction and then begin to confront the problems that have come along with it. The counselors and other staff at the rehab are there to help; therefore, it is important to open up and be completely honest at all times. There is no judgment and it is always confidential; being honest is required if the addict is serious about getting treatment and remaining sober.

Do Not Give Up

Overcoming a drug or alcohol addiction successfully means to not give up, no matter what obstacles may seem to get in the way. Each and every obstacle before, during, and even after rehab can be dealt with in a constructive and positive manner; this will help when overcoming any obstacles in rehab and in life. Sometimes it will take some deep thought about how one can get past what is holding them back, but with some courage and a little effort it can be done!

Contact Us

The Cabin Chiang Mai is a private luxury rehab located in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Our professional staff treats each and every individual with the respect they need from the kindness of our hearts. Our personalized treatment programs and quality of care has made The Cabin one of the leading rehab centers in the world. If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction, contact us, we are here to help.

Overcoming Obstacles Before and During Rehab Part 1