Perhaps the best path to drug addiction rehab treatment is to completely surrender to the idea that you can no longer use drugs like a normal person can, and then take immediate action and do whatever is suggested to you.
This is not fun and most people will heavily resist the idea. Why? Because we don’t like being told what to do. Nobody does. And, we don’t like to admit that we are wrong, and that we don’t know how to live.
If you truly surrender to your drug addiction, then you are admitting that you do not know how to live. You are owning the fact that your best ideas get you all screwed up. That your best idea about how to manage your own life involves getting loaded, drunk, wasted, or high….just about all the time. This is your best effort at living. This is your best shot at life, and look where it has got you.
Pretty harsh reality, no? It is easy to blame it on the drugs and the alcohol, but ultimately, this is the point that we arrive at, regardless of what kind of excuses we make. We have screwed up and we cannot control our drug intake. We need help.
Complete surrender is the start of a new life. All that control and discipline can be gained back, though it will take some time. It does not happen overnight. You have to accept some help and direction in order to get started on a new life.
If you are truly addicted to drugs, then you have to slowly build back a life that is worth living. In fact, being drug free may actually be a drag for a while. It takes time. But anyone can make it through early recovery if they are simply willing to walk through the madness. Most people do not think they can actually do it. Others try and they get overwhelmed so they go out and relapse.
Addiction rehab treatment is designed to keep you safe while you detox from the drugs and start learning how to live without self medicating. This works for some people but not for many. The problem is that it takes a great deal of conviction and willingness to stick it out through the first year of recovery. A good treatment center will give addicts the resources necessary to make it through the storm of early recovery. This takes time, money, and resources. Drug addiction treatment is not cheap, nor is it easy. Not everyone who wants treatment can afford rehab. But of course the results are well worth it.