In a lot of scenarios, it appears that as long as the substance still flows in the blood, the thought process remains blurry. Often times, during the first days or weeks of absolute abstinence, we see a progressive clearing of the thinking faculties. This is an intricate psychological and biological phenomenon, and is one of the resources that inpatient programs are able to offer by making sure the patient is completely detoxified and stays abstinent during his or her stay.
Elimination of Denial
In some scenarios, someone concerned other than the patient, say as a parent, employer, or other observer, is certain there is a problem, but the addict is not yet convinced, self influenced attendance of a rehab program will give enough insight to remove this basic denial. A lot of people who are sure they have a problem with substances usually don’t face-up to themselves or others the very depth of the addiction. Rehab utilizes group process to point out and help the person involved to let go of these expectable forms of denial.
Getting Rid of Isolation
As substance and addictions deepens, relationships reduce in quality. However, the ties between fellow rehabilitating people are largely noticed as one of the few forces strong enough to keep rehabilitation on track. The rehab program, be it inpatient or outpatient includes in-depth sharing in a group form. This form of sharing creates strong interpersonal ties among group members. These ties help to create a support system that will be strong enough to sustain the rehabilitated individual during the beginning period of abstinence.
Simple training is a good way to consider the experience of rehab. Â Just like military personnel need a fast course to give them the basic know-how and skills, they will require for fighting and surviving a battle. Some kinds of learning need to be exercised so well that you can carry them out without thinking. As an addition to the learning, trainees/ drug abuse patients become physically fit, and perhaps most important, develop emotional bonds that help keep up the faith when the going gets tough.