Learning to Stay Sober as a Christian Believer after Rehab

Learning to Stay Sober as a Christian Believer after Rehab

You may or may not have been a Christian before your drug and alcohol addiction started.  At this stage of your life, sobriety is important.  Staying sober means being able to keep your job and keeping friends and family in your life.  If you accepted Jesus Christ into your heart, you know that God loves you.  God wants to see you sober because drugs and alcohol will only keep your mind body and spirit unhealthy. If you received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and savior in rehab, you owe it to yourself to keep on learning about your faith.  When you feel down, you have Jesus to turn to.  You are no longer walking through this life alone. If you have been a Christian for most of your life, your relationship with Jesus may have become cold.  It is now time to pick up your Bible and start reading it daily.  Begin learning about why God loves you.  Learn why Jesus died for you.  These steps are important to take because it will help to keep you sober. Once you understand that you are not alone in this life, you will begin to focus your attention on something other than yourself.  Christianity teaches love for your fellow brother or sister.  It teaches you how to live for God and not for drugs and alcohol. If you understand that you are obligated to God in life, you will begin to see that you can never go back to drugs and alcohol.   It will only destroy your life.  Having faith in Jesus means that you are not going to ever...
Should You Move in with the Guy that You Met at Rehab?

Should You Move in with the Guy that You Met at Rehab?

Inpatient rehab is often a 30 day long process.  You often talk to and meet up with people that are sharing a similar background to yours.  Many women in rehab often find love with someone that they met in a treatment center.  Is this a good idea? There are many ways to looking at finding love in rehab.  For starters, you are both coming out of drug addiction at the same time. This fact alone means that you and the person that you are finding interest in are not strong enough to becoming sober on your own.  You may find that your addictive behavior is similar.  You may find that he has many selfish ways that he still has to overcome.  Getting sober means getting in touch with your inner self. This can often take months and years.  If you plan on living with someone that you met in rehab, please look at all the facts first.  For starters, how long have you known him?  Is he someone that you recently met or is he someone that you are trying to get to know.  Many woman make the mistake of moving in with a man that they hardly know.  They feel attracted to him and his charming ways make her think that he is her soulmate. However, once they move in with the guy, he becomes an entirely different person.  You may find out that he likes to hang out with his guy friends in bars every night. Maybe he told you that he is looking for love and family. However, when you move in with him, he may...
The Violent Actions of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

The Violent Actions of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Parents, wives and husbands often fear their loved one when they get drunk or high.  They become an entirely different person and often start fights, abusive language and outrageous behavior.  It is scary to imagine your life being lived with such a person.  When a man or woman becomes addicted, they no longer act like themselves.  The sweet, loving person that you once cared for has now become a monster in your face.  There is nothing worse than feeling like there is no hope when your loved one is out of control. Addicts often know that they have a problem, but don’t want to get help for it.  Getting sober takes time, commitment and responsibility.  Most addicts want to live a carefree life of doing whatever they feel like.  They often see getting high as being the only form of happiness.  They will often steal from their family members and friends just to get the drug.  Addicts often lose a sense of themselves. An author by the name of Julie Myerson claimed that her son had become violent to her while he was addicted to drugs.  Her sweet, loving son named Jake turned into something that she did not expect.  He once hit her so hard that she ended up going to the hospital.  If that was not bad enough, she found out that he was teaching his younger brother how to use drugs.  In case you want to read her book, it is entitled, “The Lost Child.” A story like Julies is not uncommon now a days.  Many parents are at a loss of words when it comes...
How Can Pets Help You to Become Sober?

How Can Pets Help You to Become Sober?

Dogs are loyal to humans and often help people to get through their drug and alcohol addiction.  Animals just want to give us love and companionship.  Anyone that gets near a dog says that they make you feel happy when you are sad.  They often just want to play games and have us feel a sense of love, peace and understanding. There are some pet friendly rehabilitation centers in the United States.  A clinical psychologist by the name of Aubrey Fine says that “animals are good for us”.  Animals make us feel needed and wanted because they give us love.  There is a bond that you will always form with an animal that is special to you and that pet. People that are getting help from pet approved facilities are: teenagers, young adults and those with low self-esteem.  Many treatment centers are beginning to see the benefits of having animals becoming a part of their therapy.  It in fact, makes a client feel understood, loved and wanted.  This is something that an addict often does not feel. Some dogs are being trained by prisoners in order to help them to learn to care for something. It helps them during the incarceration process.  Prisons like the Utah State Prison is a fine example of how this program helps prisoners and veterans alike.  The dogs are trained by the prisoners and then given to veterans that will be using them later on.  Both the dogs and the veterans are receiving love and support. Inmates often feel that they have a purpose when caring for the animals.  They also get licks, happy...
What Can You Expect From a Luxury Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center?

What Can You Expect From a Luxury Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center?

If you just clicked on an advertisement that said, “Luxury Treatment Center”, you probably are wondering what this means.  This article will explain to you what to expect from a luxury treatment facility.  A luxury treatment center often offers you: spa treatments, acupuncture, golf, swimming pools, massages, chiropractic care, luxury living accommodations for inpatient treatment, fitness instructors and trainers, chef catered meals, laundry services and so much more.  In my opinion, a luxury rehab is the place to be if you are trying to get sober.  Getting sober in comfort is the easiest way to get the help that you need 24/7. Some activities that go on at a luxury rehab are: fitness training, ropes courses, snorkeling, fishing, swimming, and basketball, ping pong, stand up paddle boarding, massage, yoga and paddle boarding. When you type the keyword “luxury” into the Google search engine, you see the definition as being, “the state of great comfort and extravagant living.”  Many people that go to drug and alcohol treatment centers want to experience luxury for several different reasons. For starters, they may see treatment as a way of starting their life over.  It simply means that you are going to stop taking your drug of choice and putting it behind you.  If you earn a decent income or have private medical insurance such as: Cigna, Humana or Blue Cross/Blue Shield, you are most likely going to get into a luxury facility.  You have to look around to see how much money each facility is charging and then ask them if they can admit you into the facility. Many treatment centers call themselves...