We All Need Somebody to Lean On
by Jordan Lee
If you or someone you know has gone through drug rehab, you know it is not an easy road. For many, getting to the point in their addiction where rehab is the best option is their rock bottom. Although it may seem like the end to some, for many it is the light at the end of the tunnel.
Rehab is an invitation, a second chance to get things right.Whether you reside on a beach in San Diego or the hot and humid south, there is a place for you to find light at the end of your dark tunnel.
San Diego, as well as many other cities, is home to state-of-the-art rehab centers that help individuals set and achieve goals of personal progress and well-being. Recovering from drug addiction can be one of the most challenging experiences for an individual.
During many rehab processes, the patient undergoing rehab is advised to not keep in contact with their family and friends until they have reached a pivotal point in their recovery process. The purpose of this is to narrow the addict’s focus on themselves and their progression. This takes time and an extreme amount of patience and cooperation. Even though it is one of the tougher parts of the recovery process, it is possible and rewarding.
In the beginning of many drug rehab programs, such as one in San Diego, a patient’s support system consists of themselves and their counselors or therapists. Basically, their foundation is themselves and a few strangers. This can be very difficult and emotional for everyone involved.
Although this can be one of the hardest things an individual does in their lives, it is one of the best. Creating time for the individual to rely on himself or herself helps them believe that they can do it and push forward. This also helps individuals learn a lot about themselves, and it helps them become stronger overall.
Once an individual is able to see and communicate with their family, they are able to progress even further with more confidence in knowing that they have a support system composed of the people they know and love who also want to see them do well. This is important to not only the patient going through rehab, but to the family as well. In a drug rehab center, such as one located in sunny San Diego, having family and friends visit is important.