In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over a few of the most common addiction recovery myths facing those in addiction recovery. At the residential treatment centers at Acqua Recovery, we unfortunately run into a number of these misconceptions, and they can be harmful to those in recovery.
Here in part two, we’ll go over another set of these common myths and help set you straight.
Recovery is About Deprivation
For some people, reluctance to enter an addiction recovery program relates back to a misconception about what recovery really is in the first place. They think recovery means a lifelong deprivation of not only the substance or area of their addiction, but also of other things they love in their lives.
We don’t look at it this way at all. While it’s true that avoiding addictive substances will be part of the program, we view this as a life choice and encourage our patients to do the same. This isn’t the same thing as a constant deprivation throughout your life, and requires actual understanding about the price that comes with addiction.
Another common issue we see is for those in recovery to romanticize their prior lives. They may look back on the exciting elements of their own life and find the recovery process dull and boring in comparison. This is dangerous, as it can lead to relapse triggers in many cases.
Just remember that there’s room for so much more than addiction during recovery. Many of those who enter it can meet new people, broaden their horizons and generally get a fresh start on a whole new life. There’s nothing boring about that.
It Will Solve Everything
In some cases, the most dangerous point of recovery is when patients finish an inpatient program like ours and are ready to leave. There can be a mistaken idea about this being a “completion” point and recovery no longer being active – this is simply not the case. Recovery is a long-term thing that continues even when you’re back home, and we spend lots of time in our inpatient programs making sure our patients are prepared for their eventual release.
Get Help at Acqua Recovery
Learning some of the most common addiction recovery myths is only part of the equation. The other part is actually seeking help. Located in Midway, Utah, Acqua Recovery offers life-changing substance abuse treatment programs. We offer a number of treatment options at our Utah addiction treatment center, including:
- Alcohol addiction treatment
- Heroin addiction treatment
- Cocaine addiction treatment
- Benzo addiction treatment
Don’t wait another moment to get help. Call Acqua Recovery today at 866.830.4628.