Reasons Why You Should Give Rehab Another Try

Something we hear quite often is, "I've tried rehab before, and it didn't work. Why should I try again." If you struggle with addiction, the road to recovery is a lifelong process. That's why it's important to stay proactive. You should never look at rehab as the destination. It's one step along the journey that offers a second chance to many who struggle with addiction.

If you've already gone through rehab and have relapsed, you probably have experienced many emotions — anger, regret, shame, hopelessness. You may even blame the rehabilitation program for failing you. But rehab isn't a quick fix. These treatment programs teach healthy ways to cope with addiction and show you how you can exist without drugs or alcohol as part of your life.

Even if rehab didn't work the first time around, every moment you're alive is a new chance. You may find that you learn something new this time that will give you the strength to turn your life around. Here are some reasons you should consider giving rehab another chance.

1. This May Be the Time You Stay Sober

It doesn't matter how many times you've attempted rehab — you never know what the future holds. This time around could be when you stay sober for good. Trying for sobriety is exhausting, but it's worth it knowing that, in the end, you will have a happier and fuller life free from addictions to drugs and alcohol.

2. It's a Matter of Life and Death

Despite what many believe, addiction is a disease that affects your mind and body. As time goes on and you can't break free, it only gets worse. Rehab is an opportunity to make positive changes that will give you a chance to live a long and healthy life. All that drug and alcohol addiction does is put you in danger of innumerable health risks.

3. Realize You Are Not Alone

When you're in the midst of drug or alcohol addiction, you could feel all alone, like no one understands how you feel. Attending rehab allows you to meet others who have walked the same road and professionals who know what you are going through. As you attend group sessions and get to know people, you will realize that you are not alone. There are others who can help you break the chains of addiction.

4. Learn More About Who You Are

Addiction doesn't come out of nowhere. It usually stems from past hurts and triggers that pushed you over the edge. At rehab, you will get the opportunity to confront these so you can find healthy ways to cope. You will also have the opportunity to meet the real you — the person who isn't defined by drug or alcohol addiction.

5. You Deserve the Best Life Possible

Some people in the midst of addiction feel that there is nothing good or beautiful about their life. They even believe the lie that they're not worthy of help. Addiction actively attacks your self-worth until you don't recognize anything about yourself except guilt and shame. But rehab programs actively seek to restore your self-esteem until you realize that you deserve the best possible life.

Find Relief at Diamond House Detox

An effective detox is the best first step to recovery. If you're ready to give rehab another chance, come to Diamond House Detox first, a medically monitored detoxification center in Northern California. We will be there to assist you as your body purges drugs and alcohol out of your system. We can even help you find a rehab facility near you. It's okay to ask for help and to want to try again. You deserve relief, so contact us today.

Content medically reviewed by Vicky Magobet, PMHNP-BC, on September 7th, 2018.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Diamond House Detox
Vicky is a board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She began her nursing career in healthcare by working in the intensive care unit, and then an inpatient psychiatric hospital. After realizing the mental health needs of both the patients and the families she served, she became a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Throughout her experience working with clients, she has developed a passion for those with dual diagnoses and specializes in helping individuals recognize the issues driving their substance use. This recognition has been crucial to the individual’s success in treatment. Vicky opened Diamond House Detox so that she can address these issues early on in a therapeutic environment to allow clients to transition to the next level in their recovery.
Vicky Magobet