Struggling with a substance use disorder is much harder than people realize. One of the most challenging aspects of this disease is its impact on mental health and perception. It deceives the sufferer into believing that their substance of choice is more important than anything else. This often wreaks havoc with interpersonal relationships, work, school and social activities. Additionally, it makes it difficult to realize that you have a substance use disorder.
If you’ve taken the massive step of starting to reach out for help, you should feel incredibly proud. You’ve just taken your first step on the road to recovery. In a rehab program, you get the care, attention and understanding necessary to start working towards long-term recovery. Behavioral therapy, adventure therapy and group therapy all play vital roles in the substance abuse treatment process.