Women’s drug rehab centers are places for hope, especially around the New Year. Many women set goals for themselves in 2013, and if you’re thinking about doing the same, we’ve put together our ABCs for 2013.
2013 Goals From Women’s Drug Rehab
A. ACCEPT needing help and accept help offered. Simply entering a women’s drug rehab center doesn’t always mean that you have accepted that you need help or that you are accepting the help that is offered. Many women have as much difficulty accepting help offered as they do accepting the need for intervention. Look at the sources of help and support and work to be able to accept help as a gracious gift. Accept that drug rehab is not something you should do by yourself.
B. BELIEVE in success. This is perhaps one of the biggest challenges for clients of a women’s drug rehab center. Women in treatment may come from experiences where failure and disappointment are more prevalent than successes. Our treatment program believes in success and we want all women in our program to feel the same way. Mastering this hurdle may be one of the biggest achievements of 2013.
C. COMMIT to the whole treatment, not just to the parts which seem to apply. Many women in women’s drug rehab tend to want only to make changes that are comfortable or to accept programs that are not too scary. The problem with this approach is that doing something new and changing your behavior is inherently scary, and women must break out of old comfortable habits in order to achieve lasting change. If counselors and peer mentors recommend a change or a process, commit to following their judgment and expertise. Accept their help and their knowledge. Having all the tools available to heal and gain recovery will help you accomplish treatment goals this year.
D. DO the steps suggested by counselors and peer mentors. If an activity is suggested then trust a little and do the activity. There is absolutely nothing to lose by making the effort and everything to gain. Build the future by trying out new tools. Accomplishing this in a women’s drug rehab program in 2013 will be a priceless gift.
E. ENSURE follow-through on the treatment commitment. Stay in treatment even when it gets hard. Often the things we resist the most are the things we most need to do. The easy thing to do would be to quit before completing the entire treatment program. Treatment is a difficult and time consuming process. Stick with the program and with the therapist recommendations. Amazing skills in perseverance, self discipline, and self-control will be achieved.
If you or a woman you love is having problems with substance abuse or alcohol problems, women’s drug rehab may be the answer. Remember that recovery from addiction and alcohol abuse treatment means learning how to cope with intensely emotional situations, and identifying when you need help. Treatment and aftercare can help you do this, so please call us today. Destination Hope: The Women’s Program is a full service addiction and women’s health treatment facility in Florida for women who suffer from substance abuse and behavioral health issues.