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Drug Addiction Treatment Center: How To Avoid Getting Kicked Out!

Updated on May 8, 2013

Are you thinking about going to a drug addiction treatment center? Or are you in the process. If you are, congratulations! You are taking the first step to a better life, and any people have a hard time taking that first step.

When you go to a drug addiction treatment center, the goal is to not get kicked out. You want to complete your treatment and be on the road to recovery before you leave the center. By knowing in advance what will get you kicked out, you can mentally prepare for your stay at the center.

When you are in the right frame of mind, it is easier to follow the rules and receive the help you need without feeling extra resistance to the treatment. Remember, you will feel physical resistance, but your mental commitment is what really counts when getting clean.

Drugs And The Usage Of Them In 2011

Drug
Number Who Used In Millions
Marijuana
18.1
Psychotherapeutics
6.1
Cocaine
1.4
Hallucinogens
1.0
Inhalants
0.6
Heroin
0.3
As you can see, there are a lot of people who used drugs in 2011. We will have to wait and see if that number has risen or declined. Statistics from www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/nationwide-trends

No Substance Abuse Is Allowed In A Drug Addiction Treatment Center

This is obvious, but the truth is that your body is going to be craving the drugs it usually receives, and it can be very easy to fall off the wagon and 'just do it once'. And once is all it takes to get you kicked out.

The way to prepare yourself is like this: Remember that each time you do a drug it contributes to the next time. For instance, if you take a drug, then it has an effect on your body. As that drug starts to leave your body, you crave another dose of it. But, if you let it leave your body without giving it another fix, then you are helping detox your body so that you do not need to have that next dose.

In essence, 'just one time' is impossible because your body will begin to crave the drug again as soon as it starts to leave your body, and any work you have put towards your detox will be down the drain.

Visitors From Friends or Family May Not Be Allowed In The Drug Addiction Treatment Center

Your friends and family may be the closest people to you, and they are also your biggest supporters when it comes to recovery; however, they are also one of the reasons that you are addicted to drugs right now.

Before you can visit with people who were present in your life while you were actively doing drugs, you need to work through the reasons those relationships contributed to your drug addiction and how to relate to those people so that you can avoid falling back into old habits.

They may also need to go out and do some work on themselves before you can have contact with them.


Benefit Of Going To A Drug Addiction Treatment Center

No Physical Relationships With Other Patients Is Allowed Inside The Drug Addiction Treatment Center

When you enter the center, your focus should be on you and your recovery. Since you have to break contact with people who enable you on the outside, it can become very easy to turn your attention towards patients on the inside. When you engage in physical relationships with other patients in the center, you pose a very serious threat to your recovery for a few reasons.

First, your attention is taken off your recovery and put onto someone else. Your stay at the center should be all about a life change in you, and when you are not focused on you, you are not making a life change.

Second, in new relationship, people tend to paint themselves in their best light. If you are trying to impress your new partner, you may not be willing to admit some of your issues that have led you to develop your drug problem. This will hinder your success in group sessions and possibly even in individual therapy.

Third, if you think it will be hard to resist drugs by yourself, try having someone else who is addicted to drugs questioning whether or not you should break your sobriety. In short, even though the relationship might start out supportive, the desire to 'do it just once' will be stronger when there are two of you involved in the decision.

You Must Attend All Of The Required Sessions

Whether it is individual therapy or group therapy, you are expected to fully participate in the program. It is, after all, the whole reason you are at the center, and it is the only way to full recovery.

The insights you get from all of your required sessions will help you cope with your drug addiction and learn a new way of living as you go through the process. You cannot change your life if you do not learn how to change it! If you are going to move forward, you have to stop doing what you are doing now, and that takes a new way of looking at yourself, your friends, your family, and the world around you, which is all covered and addressed in your various sessions during your stay.

In the end, ending a drug addiction requires the right mentality. If you are prepared to make the commitment that you need to make, and you commit to doing all the right things during your stay, then your stay at a drug addiction treatment center will change your life forever.

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    • torrilynn profile image

      torrilynn 

      5 years ago

      @Relationshipc very nice information that you have here very detailed and thorough. i think that to avoid to get kicked out is to follow the rules and really understand that you are there to get help. voted up.

    • Marcy Goodfleisch profile image

      Marcy Goodfleisch 

      5 years ago from Planet Earth

      Straightforward and helpful information here. This is such a prevalent concern today. Thanks for the useful points you bring up; it will help many people, I believe.

    • Relationshipc profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari 

      5 years ago from Alberta, Canada

      Oh Joe, seriously - you have a better way with words than me! "Peeling away the false layers and defense mechanisms requires this solitude"...

    • hawaiianodysseus profile image

      Hawaiian Odysseus 

      5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Good for you, Kari, for writing about this subject. This is very similar to other treatment programs. The basic concept is about isolating the individual from society so he or she can focus on the roots of the problem with minimal distractions and temptations. Peeling away the false layers and defense mechanisms requires this solitude. Thank you for sharing this! Aloha!

      Joe

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