What are the pros and cons of receiving professional addiction treatment in a licensed rehab center? As you will see, the pros outweigh the cons. Let's take a deeper look so you can decide if Promising Outlook's Riverside rehab treatment center is right for you. Let's talk about the cons first.
As with everything in life, going to rehab is not a perfect solution. We would be disingenuous if we told that your life will be peachy after going to rehab. Rather, going to rehab is when things get tough!
You have to suspend your lifestyle
Family, friends, work, vacation, personal goals, and pursuits; You will likely need to put some of these things, if not all of them, on hold to receive the life-saving treatment that you need. Rehabilitation is an ongoing process that lasts for months and months, if not longer! You have to be thoroughly convinced that rehab treatment is an investment worth making because, if you are not willing to put your lifestyle on hold for the sake of treatment, you will relapse.
You will likely have to give up some of your PPTs
The people, places, and things in your life (PPTs) might be causing or enabling your addiction. Promising Outlook is a Riverside drug rehab center that gives our patients the tools they need to get clean and sober, but it is up to them to use them. By not separating yourself from negative PPTs, you will likely relapse. This can include friends, family, boyfriends/girlfriends, jobs, and even spouses. Are you ready to put your recovery above all else?
You will have to follow rules
Try to find a Riverside, CA alcohol and drug treatment center that doesn't have rules. Let us save you time. You can't! Every Riverside rehab treatment center has rules and guidelines to maintain order and provide a proper treatment and recovery environment.
Ask yourself if the pros outweigh the cons.
You can avoid the inevitables of addiction, jails, institutions, and death
If you have ever attended an AA meeting, you've likely heard the saying that addiction leads to jails, institutions, and death. This is more than a cliché. It's true. If left unchecked, addiction will destroy you. By going to rehab, you can get the help you need now before it is too late.
You will learn new ways to cope with urges and recognize triggers
Completing rehab does not mean that you are healed. If you believe this, then you are in for a rude awakening! Triggers never go away, and urges can return years, even decades after a person has quit drugs and alcohol. The key is to recognize what triggers you and to have effective ways of coping with those urges. This is what we teach our patients at Promising Outlook.
You will receive support
Having counselors, peers, friends, and even a sponsor will result from your ongoing addiction treatment. These individuals form a group of supporters who will be there to help you when you are at your lowest point. People in recovery will always help people who are sincere about helping themselves.
You will find your purpose in life
Being lost in addiction can cause a vacuum in your life. By removing the substance abuse and receiving adequate addiction/mental health treatment, you can begin to fill that void with meaningful, lasting purpose. But you cannot find that purpose until you begin recovering.
Promising Outlook Makes it Easy to Get the Treatment You Need
Promising Outlook offers outpatient treatment for substance abuse, anger management, relapse prevention, and more. Rehabilitation in an outpatient setting means you can keep your job so you can still pay your bills while you go to rehab. Our programs are intensive, but they are also highly effective. We can craft a treatment plan around your needs and obligations. We truly make it easy for individuals to get the help they need. What's stopping you?
Call Promising Outlook to speak with an addiction counselor or verify your insurance. 951-783-2487.