What is the big deal with 90 days when it comes to rehab?
The idea behind 90 days is to break a behaviour, build a new habit, and then lock it in for the remaining 30 days, since most habits, including recovery programmes, take 90 days to establish.
During the first 90 days of abstinence, many people find it difficult to stop using drugs and alcohol as a coping technique and the relapse rate is still high. The probability of you staying on track on your own is little to none without the necessary help and tools. Even though you feel better in many respects, the first 90 days are full of anxiety and tension. If you don’t have a defence against that first drink or substance, addiction might completely take control.
The first 90 days of abstinence are crucial for long-term rehabilitation and you will see progress one day at a time.
The withdrawal phase
Everyone who gets clean goes through withdrawal for a while. Whether you undergo a medically safe detox or do it on your own, you will likely experience withdrawal symptoms. Even if you don’t have physical withdrawal symptoms like shaking, sweating, nausea, or migraines, the psychological ramifications can be devastating. Although most people connect severe withdrawal with quitting, everyone experiences varied degrees of withdrawal.
Many of your relationships may have suffered due to your drinking and using. Your goals were probably not to harm them, despite the terrible consequence. When you are around others who are displeased in your acts and comments, you may feel shame and guilt. People may doubt your sobriety due to your prior actions. If you feel like the odd one out or aren’t supported by your loved ones, you may relapse. You must remember that even if you are doing your best to change your habit, it will take time. Working the steps, going to individual or group treatment, and sharing may all help you become the person you were meant to be.
During your addiction, your self-esteem and confidence probably suffered greatly. Drugs and alcohol weaken inhibitions, causing you to do things you would never do sober. When your addiction took over and you couldn’t stop doing what you were doing because your mind kept telling you that you weren’t drunk or high enough. When this happened, you went to great measures to keep clean, displaying traits of your inner alter ego.
Addiction makes you a liar, cheater, and thief. In sobriety, remembering what you did when drinking or using might drive you to beat yourself up. The good news is that your recovery program may help you overcome your apprehensions about your degraded actions. Attending gatherings with people who share your feelings is crucial to know you are not alone.
White River Manor provides 5 star luxury rehab in South Africa in the tranquil environment of a classic country hotel. The team’s professional experience in addiction and wellness treatment, combined with a world-class facility spells dedicated commitment to your recovery.
Clients can choose from a unique variety of private rooms to make their stay trip as pleasant as possible. The treatment plans are unique and adheres to the principles set out above.