Overcoming Addiction in Rehab

Last Updated: Feb 24th 2020

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky

Overcoming Addiction in Rehab

Many people lose hope when they’re stuck in active addiction. Addiction can leave you feeling hopeless, broken, angry, confused and desperate. If you’re like thousands of others who have an addiction, you may have tried to stop and failed. The good news is that overcoming addiction is possible when you find the right addiction treatment facility.

Taking the First Step Towards Overcoming Addiction

The first step towards recovering from addiction is admitting that you can’t do it alone. This is the most difficult part for many people because nobody likes to surrender. You need to realize that when you surrender to this truth, you gain empowerment. By admitting that you need the help of a qualified addiction treatment center, you can regain control over your life.

There’s nothing wrong with admitting that you need help. Treatment can radically change your life. In rehab, you’ll find hope again as you begin to see people who are accomplishing sobriety. Through different forms of psychotherapy, you’ll develop a new outlook. As your attitude towards your situation changes, you’ll be happy you took that first step.

Overcoming Addiction with Therapy

The disease of addiction is cunning and powerful, and it wants to keep you sick. Scientific studies show us that addiction hijacks a crucial part of the brain. This part of the brain is called the amygdala, and it’s counterpart, the prefrontal cortex, often isn’t strong enough to overcome addiction’s grasp. Therapy will help you build the strength of your prefrontal cortex so you can begin recovery.

Some of the different therapies you’ll go through include:

Individual therapy is a great tool to use because you’ll be working with someone in a safe place. Many people with addictions feel like nobody understands or hears them. This therapy gives them the attention that they need. Additionally, you’ll also find a lot of support through group therapy sessions with your peers. Soon, you’ll start to see how the other people in treatment can help you learn how to stay clean.

Family Therapy

Another important face of addiction therapy is family therapy. Whether your family is a trigger or not, it’s important for everyone to begin the healing process. The disease of addiction lies to you by telling you that nobody is getting hurt, but the people who love you are. When your family gets involved with the treatment process, they can begin recovering as well.

Through family therapy sessions, you’ll learn how to begin making amends for things you’ve done. The other benefit is that your family will begin to see that you weren’t ever a bad person. Instead, they’ll begin to understand addiction as an illness. Just like your addiction, your relationships will begin healing one day at a time.

1st Step Behavioral Health is here to provide you with the hope that you can begin a new life. Don’t hesitate to call us today at (866) 319-6126.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky

Brittany PolanskyBrittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is a Primary Clinician at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.