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Attending a rehabilitation facility for drugs, alcohol, or trauma is a great place to get the support you need for your sobriety. You may have concerns about the time commitments, the financial aspects, or fear of the unknown, but do not let that deter you from getting the help that you need to remain sober. 

According to a study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, the success rate for self-detox is only 30 percent, with less than 90 percent continued sobriety for over four years after self-detox. With the likelihood that you will not be able to stay sober long term after self-detox, you may want to consider all the risks you are facing when trying to get sober on your own.

Your Withdrawal

The symptoms of withdrawal from drugs or alcohol can be dangerous to go through without supervision. You can experience nausea, dizziness, increased heart rate, tremors, body pain, and severe headaches. Not to mention that you can have an onset of grand mal seizures from drug and alcohol withdrawal, which can put you at risk of death. Withdrawal is uncomfortable and the extreme symptoms may lead you right back to drinking and using if you are not around qualified people who can help you make it through this perilous time. 

Your Psyche

Once you take the addictive substances away, you may find that you are suffering from anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. Without addressing the reasons why you used your addiction to numb out, you will continue to have mental health issues. Part of what you will receive at rehab is the professional support that you need, such as tools and knowledge, that can give you a better understanding of your addiction to making better choices.

Your Aftercare

One of the main tools that you will acquire is knowing what to do once you leave rehab. Without a plan for relapse prevention, you can easily find yourself relapsing with drugs and alcohol when you are not prepared to face life’s challenges. Life will continue to happen, but you may not be used to going through the ups and downs without using mind-altering substances to deal with the stress and emotions. Rehab can provide the necessary resources that will be beneficial for long term sobriety. 

You can decide that rehab is not for you, or you can take the opportunity to heal the mind, the body, and soul with guidance and support. Allowing people who specialize in treating drug and alcohol addiction can give you a new outlook for recovery and could be the very thing that could save your life.


At The Guest House Ocala, we offer residential treatment programs specialized for the care of traumas, addictions, and related mental health issues. Call us today for information on our trauma treatment programs and our concierge-style customization for every guest at (855) 483-7800.