It can sometimes be difficult to keep cheerful and to be confident in one’s self while attending rehab. Being away from your family and friends can be very hard, and while you are learning quite a bit about how to create a better life for yourself, free of drug abuse, the weight of these changes and of your past can be difficult to bear. For these reasons, it is important to remember that you are taking a positive step, and there are plenty of ways to keep up your self-esteem while staying in a rehab center.
Exercise is one of the most important pillars of holistic addiction treatment for many rehab centers. According to the journal of Frontiers in Psychiatry, “Epidemiological studies reveal that individuals who engage in regular aerobic exercise are less likely to use and abuse illicit drugs,” so many programs use this as another form of treatment. In addition, this type of physical activity (whether it is running, playing team sports, doing yoga or Tai Chi, etc.) can help prevent patients from becoming too sedentary during their rehab stay.
Exercise can also boost a person’s self-esteem, according to The Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, and improve cognitive functions, not to mention mental health. This type of program is often offered in most inpatient or residential rehab centers because it helps with so many different issues and because there is usually at least one type of exercise in which each individual patient is likely to become engaged. Exercising can help improve mood and even reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, creating benefits that help patients improve all around.
Visits from Friends and Family
Visits from friends can help you feel less lonely.
Some individuals insist they do not want their loved ones to visit them in rehab, but this can be extremely beneficial for your mental health. Knowing your friends and family members are supporting your decision to seek treatment and make a change in your life will highly increase your likelihood for success in treatment and will help you remember there are people in your corner. Rehab, especially in an inpatient center, can sometimes get lonely, and asking your loved ones to visit you regularly can help with this.
It is important to reach out to your counselor if you are beginning to feel dissatisfied with or ashamed of yourself. This individual is here to help you with your recovery but also to ensure that you will be a happier, more well-adjusted person in the future who will not need to turn to drugs. Therefore, if you explain your feelings to them, they can help you become more confident in yourself by performing certain exercises and learning to change the way you talk to yourself. Your counselor will likely be able to help you with this issue in many ways and will be happy to do so––but they can only do it if you tell them what you are feeling.
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