Rehab can be a very rough time for people trying to eliminate their addictions. The withdrawal symptoms put a strain on a person’s mind and emotions, and the new environment itself can bring in added stress. It’s very important that people understand what the rehab process is all about, and the feelings they may experience, because it will help them handle those experiences better. Something planned for is always handled better than something unexpected.
Planning for rehab involves spirituality and belief in one’s self that they can overcome their addiction. This is why so many people who are forced to go into rehab usually don’t finish, or if they do, they relapse quickly. The ones who are forced to attend rehab aren’t necessarily convinced they need it, either because they don’t believe their drug problem to be severe, or they just don’t think rehab will be able to help them. Those people don’t believe in the process, or they don’t believe they can make it through.
Therefore, it’s important to have full confidence that one can make a impactful life change while in rehab. If a person believes they can’t do something, they usually cannot, especially when it comes to something that requires as much effort as going through a full course of rehab.
Spirituality and Belief Mindset
Spirituality doesn’t have to mean religion; it could mean believing in something more powerful than ourselves that requires a search. For some people that means God, but for others it could just mean trying to find their own happiness formed by mindset. The mind is the most powerful thing that man has at his disposal, and it is more powerful than the self because it can change the self. If a person truly believes they can change their attitudes and behaviors through rehab, they are exercising spirituality, and they will be much more likely to accomplish what they set out to do.
Earl Nightingale, a man who truly understood the power of the mind, said this: “A person who is thinking about a concrete and worthwhile goal is going to reach it, because that’s what he’s thinking about. Conversely, the person who has no goal, who doesn’t know where he’s going, and whose thoughts must therefore be thoughts of confusion, anxiety, fear, and worry will thereby create a life of frustration, fear, anxiety and worry.”
A person who has a goal, and who works to achieve it, will reach it. On the opposite end, the person who has no goal and no belief or direction will inevitably reach negative thoughts, which will never result in a successful attainment of a goal. Therefore, someone who is in rehab and doesn’t believe that he or she can make it through the process, certainly won’t. They will be overcome by negative thoughts with no means of suppressing them because they were expecting them. People who believe in themselves also run into negative thoughts, but they are ready to push them aside in order to attain their goal of killing their drug addiction.
A successful rehab process begins with spirituality and proper belief in one’s self that he or she can make it all the way through and overcome their addiction. If you or someone you know is having a hard time believing in themselves, let them know that they can overcome their addiction by practice. Thinking positive thoughts and eliminating negative thoughts whenever they arise will allow a person to believe in his or herself and have a successful rehab experience. Please do not think that you or anyone else is incapable of overcoming an addiction, and start today on your journey of beating it.