Myth #8: Rehab is Reserved for Those Who Have Hit “Rock Bottom.”
Fact: It’s Better to Catch Addiction Before it Progresses.
Waiting to hit “rock bottom” can be dangerous. Sadly, many people do not fully recover from their personal “bottoms,” which might include incarceration, serious legal issues, irreversible health complications or drug-related overdose. The truth is, attending treatment as soon as you start struggling with drug or alcohol use is the best option. This way you are able to tackle a potential addictive disorder without suffering grave personal consequences.
Myth #9: Rehab Prevents Relapse.
Fact: Rehab Reduces the Risk of Relapse.
Going to rehab is not a guarantee you’ll stay sober for the rest of your life. As is the case with everything else, you get out of addiction treatment what you put into it. If you listen to your treatment team and commit to your personalized aftercare plan, your risk of experiencing a relapse will be reduced dramatically. If you drift away from your program you are inevitably putting yourself at risk. Rehab provides you with the relapse prevention tools you need to stay sober — but it’s up to you to utilize these tools.
Myth #10: If You Force Someone Into Rehab, They Won’t Recover.
Fact: Many People Require an Intervention.
At Immersion Recovery Center we offer intervention services to those in need. Because addiction and denial often go hand-in-hand, it can be difficult to convince a person to seek professional help — even when help is clearly necessary. If you have been watching a loved one struggle with addiction, we are available to help. today and we will put you in touch with an experienced, professional interventionist in your area.