Archive for the 'Sober' Category

Jun 04 2008

Being sober-it is a life philosophy

Published by Suki under Drug Abuse, Sober, Sober Living

Why would anyone choose something that represents any kind of a possible damage in their life? As shocking as it may sound, some people -either conscious or unconsciously- choose certain behaviors or conducts that will later result in serious health complications. But luckily there are also good ways of life to be learned and taught simultaneously. Being sober is more than a state of mind or body, it is a life philosophy. Since little kids most of our parents teach the benefits of a sober life: little or no health difficulties. But there is more to it. If alcohol and/or drug abuse takes an individual to negative outcomes, being sober will most definitely work as an opposite. Alcohol and drug abuse can lead a person to an antisocial conduct. Sober living will contribute to good and healthy social interactions.

Family and friends tend to characterize an individual for the pathology he or she has, but with a sober life people will take the individual as the person it is and no judgment will take place. It is almost medically accepted that it is healthy to drink one alcoholic beverage -usually red wine- per day for its few benefits, such as lowering cholesterol and pressure. The problem lies in taking this advice to the extreme, and start drinking more and more. So, next time you are out and have the choice of being sober or abusing of any substance, remember that it is easier to live a sober life with all its positive outcomes, and no one will regret it.

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Jan 23 2008

End the addiction.

The best drug rehab centers are the ones that treat patients like unique individuals. Addiction is an intimate disease. No two drug abuse victims are ever exactly alike. No drug rehab center should ever treat them as if they were. If you’re going to win the fight against addiction, it’s going to have to be on your own terms. The drug treatment facility that’s right for you is the one that can help you do just that. Remember, drug rehabilitation can only work if it’s done the right way. Your addiction treatment program has to be uniquely your own. Drug rehab centers that lose sight of that fact can’t ever expect to help their patients get sober for good.

If you’ve made it this far, you already know what’s at stake in the fight against addiction. Drug abuse is a devastating disease. The good news is that drug rehab centers really can make a difference, provided they embrace an intimate vision of the substance abuse treatment process. For your own sake, for the sake of the people who care about you, make today the day you resolve to get all the care you need. Anything less than that just won’t cut it.

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Nov 07 2007

With a family, with work, with life, it is hard to remain in treatment for so long.

For many with drug abuse problems, long-term drug rehabilitation is something that not everyone can do. With a family, with work, with life, it is hard to remain in treatment for so long. However, there are significant benefits associated with an extended stay in drug rehab and whoever can afford to take the time out for recovery should consider it.

I feel that a 28-day drug rehabilitation center is only long enough to change your way of thinking. It is not long enough to teach you how to interact with society living a drug free life. Long-term drug treatment, or extended care, provides all of the valuable tools needed to be able to interact with life while staying clean and sober. Many facilities allow you to have your car. Many of them allow you to go back to work while sleeping at the facility. Some facilities keep the standard care patients and the aftercare patients separate, some let them interact.

After drug detox, once in long-term care you can expect to see the group therapy classes a little less. The therapy you get is focused more on how you’re handling life and getting back to work, and how you are staying sober in the process. When in aftercare you can expect to be pushed to get a sponsor in AA and NA. He/She can pick you up and take you to meetings. That is generally allowed in long-term care. All drug treatment facilities have long-term care. Most of the time it is cheaper then the standard care. All facilities have contacts with sober living homes that they can refer you to.

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Oct 15 2007

Personal process of alcohol rehab

The best alcohol rehab programs are the ones that get patients engaged in their own healing. Remember, alcohol rehab has to be a personal process. No one can get better for you. If you’re going to get sober for good, it’s going to be because you play an active role in your own alcohol abuse rehab program. And, of course, your alcohol treatment center has to help you do so. Alcohol rehabs that impose healing from the top down do not and cannot work. On the contrary, addiction recovery has to come from within. With so much to lose, and so much more to win, anything less just isn’t good.

Remember too that alcohol rehabilitation has to start with a first step. Yes, the right alcohol rehab center can make a world of difference, but alcohol rehab programs are worthless if they aren’t sought out. Your future is in your hands here. If you want to get better, you can. If you resolve to make addiction treatment work for you, it will. Please, for your own sake, make the right decision. You know what’s at stake. You know what you have to do. Now you just have to find the courage to do it.

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Sep 19 2007

his transformation was absolutely miraculous

Going to an alcohol rehab program isn’t all that bad. Alcohol rehab is actually the best thing that you could do for yourself if you’re suffering from alcoholism. My brother was an alcoholic and it came close to destroying his whole life. I hated watching it happen. Every day I was reminded of how bad things were getting for my brother and how little I could actually do for him. He was sinking faster and faster each day and I was going crazy trying to figure out what to do. Finally, I realized that he needed to get into an alcohol treatment program. It was the best thing that I could think of. Thank God for that, too, because the alcohol rehab program ended up being the only thing that was going to go down in the history books as successful. Now, I’m not saying that the change in my brother came overnight, but what I will say is that his transformation was absolutely miraculous. It was like I was finally looking at the guy that I always thought that my brother would become. The change was amazing. The alcohol rehab program saved my brother’s life and it gave him the confidence and courage to live his life on the sober side of things. Eight years later, he’s still on that same side.

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Sep 18 2007

The holes of addiction

The cool thing about alcohol addiction treatment centers is that they really do the job that they set out to do. Let’s be real, treating drug addiction is no easy task. Anyone who has been to one of the many drug & alcohol addiction treatment centers knows that I’m telling the truth. It’s a neat thing to know that someone out there gives a damn about you. In this crazy world that we live in it is almost impossible to imagine that something of that nature even exists. I mean, who would believe that someone would actually care about the well being of a complete stranger. That just doesn’t make sense. Except it does make sense. Caring about perfect strangers and their problems is exactly what alcohol addiction treatment centers do. They take in people who suffer from drug and/or alcohol addictions and they help them get a handle on their lives and the things that are destroying their lives. The rate of success that drug addiction treatment centers maintain is almost as amazing as the way that they consistently help their patients reclaim their sobriety and their lives. So are you thinking about it? If you think that you have a substance abuse addiction you need to make the call.

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Aug 28 2007

I am stronger than I have ever been

I was in alcohol rehab once and it was the hardest thing that I had ever done. It’s hard to quit drinking. I’ll admit it before anybody. I’ve tried to stop drinking a million times in my life and nothing worked like the alcohol rehab that I went to. Alcohol treatment made my life simpler by taking away the burden of being a drunk and not knowing how to change. They made me feel stronger than I could feel on my own and they gave me the knowledge that I needed to get myself back to being sober. I’ll never say that there is a better method to achieving sobriety than alcohol rehabilitation. If it was able to help me, the worst drunk known to exist, then it can help anyone else with similar problems. You’ve got to come to work, though. If you’re thinking of going then just go. But you can’t go if you are afraid of doing what it takes for alcohol rehab to be effective. Alcohol rehab requires commitment and that’s really the only way to make it work. Anyone who has been to rehab knows that’s a fact and if you want to make it work you have to be committed. It’s not only a commitment to sobriety, it’s a commitment to your life.

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