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Have you ever thought to yourself, “Why is it so hard to find the courage to change my life for the better?” Even when you know something is toxic for you, it can be hard to find the strength to make a change. An example of this would be detoxing from drugs and/or alcohol. The individual who struggles knows the substance is bad for the mind, body and soul but for some reason it is difficult to make the decision to completely quit. Let’s discuss ways someone can build up the courage to go into a detox center and change for the better.

If someone is struggling with drugs and/or alcohol finding the strength to enter a detox facility may be challenging. This can cause many different types of emotions like anxiety, stress, uncertainty, confusion, and possibly fear. Building the strength to take that first step in making a change is so important and will pay off in the end. Admitting you have a problem is the first step. Finally admitting that drugs and/or alcohol has taken control of your life and knowing you can’t fix it alone. Once the individual has admitted they are powerless and their life has become unmanageable, the next step is finding the facility that will work best for their needs. Here are some tips one can use to find the perfect facility that will best suit you.

How to build the courage to detox?

When searching for the right facility there are a few things you want to consider. First, would be the type of rehab program and what services they offer. Rehabs differ by where care is given, how long treatment lasts, and how intensive and structured the program is. There are outpatient treatment, inpatient treatment, residential treatment, and recovery housing. Next, you will want to find out if the program provides a wide range of effective treatment methods. A program that offers a variety of evidence-based therapies may be able to meet your changing needs as you continue in your recovery. Third, you will want to pick a location that interests you the most. You will want to pick a destination that is away from home, a new environment is always recommended. Lastly, you will want to find a facility that is reliable and has positive feedback. Going to a facility that is trustworthy will make the experience much more pleasant. While being in detox is it important that you feel safe, cared for, valued, and appreciated by staff and other residents.

After you have done research and made phone calls, the next step is planning for your admissions date. This the official date you will be arriving to the facility to start your detox journey. You may experience many different types of emotions on this day but just remember to trust the process and be patient. You may not see the results you are looking for right away but they will come with time.

You have the courage inside you to get through detox

Learning to accept help from others will benefit your experience tremendously. Remember to listen to people’s advice, pay attention, and participate as much as possible. Don’t let the days just pass you by without retaining any information. Make sure you meet with the licensed therapist and counselor as much as possible. Pay attention in all groups, and attend AA or NA meetings as much as possible. Make the most of this experience. Take this “break” as a time to rejuvenate your mind and body so once you have successfully discharged from the program you can begin the rest of your life.

Don’t give up it takes courage to detox, but a few days for the rest of your life is something you can do!

It’s far from easy to take what is possibly the biggest step in your life, by taking the steps to take back your life. The only way to get what you want is by going through this process of detox that will allow the time, space, and support necessary for you or your loved one to build a life that is healthy inside and out. You have it inside you to do what is needed if you have the right facility and support around you, a few days for the rest of your life! You can do this!