If you need help with addiction or alcoholism, then consider attending a drug alcohol rehab center. One of the best things you can do for yourself if you are struggling with addiction is to check into a such a rehab.
Many people are afraid to go to rehab for a variety of reasons. Some people are nervous about the social aspect of treatment, and are afraid of groups. Some people are addicted to drugs due to this anxiety, so pushing past this fear and allowing themselves to get professional help is a challenge all on its own. Others are afraid to face life without their drug of choice. Some people are afraid that they will be miserable if they stop using drugs and alcohol, and so they see no point in getting clean and sober. And the list goes on and on.
But eventually the drug addict will get sick of this rat race, and decide to check into rehab. Or the alcoholic will get tired of chasing down those elusive happy feelings while drinking, and agree to finally attend an inpatient alcohol treatment. This is part of the process of surrender. We break down to the point of surrender, bit by bit. First you have to get sick and tired of chasing your high. It can actually become a chore at some point. The problem with denial is that we will hang on to the idea that we are still able to have fun with alcohol and drugs, even though 90 percent of the time we are miserable.
Our minds are broken in that they only remember the good times, and we cannot see the fact that we are no longer having those good times every day or even every week. In fact, a long time alcoholic or addict may only have “fun” with their drug of choice like once a month or sometimes less. When you get into the zone and everything feels good and you are genuinely high and feeling happy. This is what it was always like in the early days of your drug use, but now it is an elusive feeling that you keep trying to catch up to every day. Most cannot do it and they are miserable the majority of the time.
Starting over in recovery is hard but if the person is miserable enough and has truly surrendered then they have a shot at staying sober. Ultimately, this level of complete surrender is the key which allows a person to get motivated enough to take action in recovery. This is what may be necessary for them to attend a drug rehab center and be able to start a new life for themselves.