My Dad and Dementia

Hello, everyone! Am Naaz (name changed), working as a writer in a reputed company. All am going to share is a few words about my lovely dad’s dementia. Like every other kid in this world, I too grew up by seeing my dad as a hero. His biggest plus is being nice to everyone without […]

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MORE THAN JUST A DISEASE RELAP...

Relapse can always bring a full stop to a refreshed curing therapy. What causes this to happen? As cited below through a few examples, are negative emotional states, physical discomfort, positive emotional states, conflicts with others etc.etc. Most important to remember is that relapse doesn’t mean that the treatment process is a failure or the […]

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ECT- A prompt and effective cu...

It’s a pity that even over 70 years after the first successful demonstration of its efficacy in the treatment of acute mental illnesses like schizophrenia, there is still very little informed public opinion about Electroconvulsive Therapy or ECT. Although, it is a fact that ECT is one of the most effective method for treating severe […]

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Yoga and beating alcoholism

Alcoholism is the dependency on alcohol that has a physiological and psychological impact on a person’s life. According to WHO, about 30% of Indians consume alcohol, out of which 4-13% are daily consumers and up to 50% of these, fall under the category of hazardous drinking. Another worrying trend from India is that the average […]

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Beating Addiction Stigma and S...

Recent Post How to find the best psychiatric hospital in Bangalore? It also provides the facility for family members to stay along with the patient; who gives them a better understanding of the…….. Is Manic Depression Genetic/ Hereditary? A chemical known as serotonin in the brain, has strong affects on an individual’s mood. The abnormalities […]

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Preparing for Rehab

Rehab

First of all, congratulations, you have taken the apt decision to start a fresh chapter in your life. We admire your courage and hope you complete this journey with wisdom and strength for a new start.

Making a choice to go for a rehab program and stay away from family and allowing yourself to go through change is not as easy as people say it is. Only the ones affected know the challenges to make this choice. However, many individual take this courageous step towards recovery but is that all that is needed. Many who start the rehab program quit in a few days. One of the reasons for that is; they were not prepared for the journey. They might not have known about what it takes to go through this journey.

Here are a few ways you can prepare yourself for this life changing journey-

  • Educate yourself:

Once you take the decision to join a rehab program, learn about it. Learning would give an idea as to how things are going to work and you would know what to expect. You can read about it online or ask a mental health professional.

 

Complete your responsibilities as in the smaller ones that you can sort out before leaving. Complete tasks given at work, if you were to do something for your family do it. Also if there is relationship issue you need to sort out, sort it out and then go as rehab programs take time and you might not be able to contact your loved ones on a regular basis. Also when you do all these, you won’t have anything to bother and you can completely focus on your recovery.

  • Expectations:

Once you read and finally decide on the rehab center, think about what you actually want from the program. Write down your expectations. You can start maintaining a journal, this would help you not only note down expectations in each stage but would also help you see your progress over time.

  • Get the mindset:

Recovery from addiction is a mental effort. So, for that, you need to set your mind. Try to be open minded as the procedures and regime the program requires you to follow might at times be different from what you thought. Have patience, as recovery does not happen in days, it takes weeks and at times might even take months.

  • Spend time with loved ones:

Before you leave, make sure you spend time with people who are close to you and support you. This will give you the social support you need to go through the program. It would give you the assurance that someone is out there expecting you to come out of the program as a changed person.

 

The recovery may also take a toll on your body. Regular physical exercise and drinking plenty of water can help. Also individuals, at times, tend to binge drink before they get in rehab. One must avoid binge drinking as it might affect their intention to recover and also it can turn out to be a health hazard.

It is a great step if you have made a decision to get into a rehab today for your addiction problem. This step will not only make things good for you but also for your loved ones. Make your mind that this decision is going to give you a fuller and a better life. Most importantly, preparing for a rehab will ensure you get the most of the treatment and live a sober life.

Get a help Right Away!

Get the right kind of help today! While you are going through the recovery process, we are here to hold you through it and make the journey worth it.

We are just a call away. Call us right away @+91 96111 94949 to talk to one of our best counselors who can help you choose the best suited rehab program or you can visit us at www.cadabams/org to know more about how you can get the right treatment.

 

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