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Why You Should Consider Going Back to Rehab

Why You Should Consider Going Back to Rehab

If you’ve already received drug or alcohol treatment, there’s no reason you can’t try again. The road to recovery is never a straight one and experiencing relapse after rehab is more common than you think. While relapse doesn’t mean that treatment didn’t work, it can indicate the need for a revision in how the individual is coping with their sobriety. In other words, relapse, cravings, and other struggles in recovery may indicate that something must change. If you’re still on the fence, below are some reasons why you should consider going back to rehab.


Going Back to Rehab: Why You Should Do It

Rehab is a second chance in life. It teaches people how to live again, cope in a healthy way, and exist without drugs and alcohol as part of their identity. Some people go to rehab and stay sober forever, while others need to go to rehab multiple times to get a good handle on things. No matter what path you are on, it’s okay!

There is never a bad time to get sober and choosing to go to rehab again is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, it is a display of your determination to stay sober. However, if you are on the fence about going back to rehab, here are some reasons why you should reconsider.


Rehab Is Always There for You

While going back to rehab can seem daunting, it’s also comforting to know that it will always be there for you. No matter how far along you are in your sobriety or how long it has been since you have been out of rehab, it will always be there to pick you back up if you fall. Additionally, meets like 12-step programs are on the rise, which can also help you abstain from drugs and alcohol as you get accustomed to a sober lifestyle. These programs, along with alumni recovery programs, can also keep you accountable and help prevent relapse.


You are Worth All the Chances

A lot of addicts in recovery do not feel deserving of a sober life. Once they finally get to a place where they are not relying on drugs or alcohol, they feel undeserving of successfully coming out on the other side. In addition to a lack of self-worth, addicts in recovery must get to know themselves again, starting from simple things like how they take their coffee in the morning (or if they even do) to how to manage their bank accounts.

This lack of self-recognition and process of self-discovery can be overwhelming and be further weighed down by the typical feelings of shame and guilt that are common in recovery. However, you need to know that you are worth it. You are worth the time, patience, and even multiple rehab trips to ensure that you remain sober and enjoy your life as you should. You are worth giving rehab another chance.


This Could Be the Time You Stay Sober

It can be exhausting to be in and out of rehab, and there may be many times when you want to give up. These are the moments when you need to buckle down and give addiction treatment another chance because the next time you go to rehab could be it! This could be the moment when it clicks for you.


Meet Others Going Through the Same Thing

Addiction is often a lonely walk. Waking up every day feeling like no one understands your struggles and that you are alone is excruciating. Loneliness is also one of the most common relapse triggers that our Pompano Beach drug rehab warns our clients about, and, unfortunately, it is common among those who are newly sober.

But going back to rehab does not necessarily mean you have to go back to residential or PHP care. You can join an alumni group or aftercare service that allows you to work with counselors and a sponsor and exposes you to others who are also in recovery. Not only is this a wonderful way to remain accountable, but it is also a terrific way to meet other people who understand what you are going through.


Those Feelings Will Not Go Away Until You Deal With Them

One of the hardest parts of giving rehab another shot is admitting that you need to. This admission keeps a lot of people from going back and trying addiction treatment again. Many do not want to admit it to themselves, or they do not want to admit it to their friends, family, or even their coworkers. They do not want to say, “I messed up” or “I need help.”

But no one is perfect, and a sign that you have grown and learned in recovery is that you are willing to admit when you need help again because you want to stay sober. You should also know that there are plenty of people who do not stay sober the first time around, so you are not alone! You should not feel ashamed of it, but these feelings will not go away until you address them and take that first step back to rehab.


You Can Experience Relief From the Cycle

The relapse cycle can be exhausting both physically and mentally. Right now, you might be on what feels like a never-ending Ferris wheel of using and quitting, using, and quitting, and so on. In these cases, the best way to end the cycle is to give up fighting it and reach out for help.

One of the main reasons to go to rehab is to break out of the relapse cycle and stop relying on your own strength to stay sober. While we encourage staying motivated and not giving up, being self-aware of your limits is also wise and important for recovery. So, if you feel like you have reached the end of your rope, try rehab again.


It Doesn’t Mean You Failed

Finally, do not let the idea of failure keep you from working on yourself. While many equate relapse and going back to rehab to failure, these things are nothing to be ashamed of! Also, do not let the fear of what other people are going to say keep you from bettering yourself. At the end of the day, only you know your limits and what you need to stay sober, and it is up to you to make that decision.

If you need help with your recovery, our Pompano Beach treatment center offers telehealth addiction services that include individual counseling that can help you stay on track. Reach out to us today to get started.


Get Started Today

If you have yet to take that first step toward recovery, this is your sign to take that leap.

Call Banyan Treatment Centers today at 888-280-4763 for more information about our addiction and mental health treatment in Pompano and how we can help change your life for the better.


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Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.
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