The Flaw of Relying on Rehab Alone


Minding The Gaps in Recovery

The Flaw of Relying on Rehab Alone:

Going into a drug and alcohol vicinity has to offer more than just procedure recovery programs. A recently held study has estimated almost half of those who resolve a drinking or drug problem do so without assistance. Meaning more than 9 percent of respondents to a national survey indicate overcoming a problem, but only 46 percent of them consider themselves actually in recovery says ScienceDaily.

This leads to the question as to how are people recovering on their own and what do rehab vicinities need to work on more?

In the nature of helping someone recover, from any one addiction, is going to be a process in itself meaning not every patient needs the same thing. Just as not every addiction is the same. In our opinion there are many paths to recovery and no one person has been able to stake his or her claim in knowing the solution. The ambiguity of people’s process in achieving either sobriety or freedom from addiction should be acknowledged and not swept under the rug of rehab being the only solution.

It is a well known idea that any one person who is struggling with an AOD problem should immediately go to rehab or a program such as AA. While it has been studied and analyzed that while those severely struggling with a disorder do find results from those programs, many do not. This results in our need, as rehab facilities, to broaden our cultural mindset. Some research shows that combining treatment medications (where available) with behavioral therapy is the best way to ensure success for most patients. Naturally, treatment approaches must be tailored to properly cater each patient’s drug use patterns and drug-related medical, psychiatric, and social problems.

Addiction does not have to be a life sentence. (

Overall, there needs to be an open mindedness when it comes to finding the proper solution for any one patient or those in need of recovery in general. Not just one solution will be the formula for every patient. Treatment must address the needs of the whole person in order to be successful. Anywhere between counteractive drug therapy, usually to aid in withdrawal symptoms, cognitive behavioral therapy, contingency management, motivational enhancement therapy and family therapy are all some of the tools aiding in helping patients receive a life full of freedom from addiction. As rehabs we must keep a receptive mindset to the topic of recovery in rehabs alone.

If you feel that treatment is an option you’d like to choose for your process, please call 855.977.3422. My Rehab Recovery is here to serve you in the first step process of getting clean.



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