Prescription drug abuse rehab is where people go to transition from a repetitive self-defeating lifestyle brought about by the emotional, spiritual and physical bondage to a prescription drug(s), into a repetitive self-fulfilling recovering lifestyle brought about by the emotional, spiritual and physical enrichment that emerges from a sound and serene recovery lifestyle.
Prescription Drug Abuse Recovery
At the beginning of prescription drug abuse recovery, you may not be sure just what it is you want or expect. You may know only that you can’t stand your dependence anymore. You may have been so far down that that you had reached the point where all you knew was that you couldn’t live if it was going to be like this.
You may think that what you want is what almost every prescription drug dependent person seems to want at first— to be able to use prescription drugs “like normal people,” with all the “fun” but without the horrible consequences they have had for you. You may believe that once you’ve become abstinent for any length of time at all, you’ll be “cured”; that just stopping will bring back the control you want to have so badly. You may believe that stopping for any period will enable you the control to stop forever, without any trouble; this is untrue.
Maybe you never understood what recovery would mean in the first place. Going it alone and going cold turkey doesn’t work for most people, but how could you know if you’ve placed yourself in virtual solitary confinement with your addiction? That’s where Royal Life Centers comes in. We will guide you through recovery from start to finish, starting with abstinence and ending with true recovery—a new life that will be really worth living.
And it will teach you the difference between abstinence—just quitting—and recovery, and why recovery make so much real sense. The truth is, abstinence—giving up alcohol or drugs entirely—is not recovery, although it’s the absolutely necessary first step. Abstinence alone should never be the final goal. A lifetime of “recovery” tormented by constant urges for that next pill—what the experts call “white-knuckle sobriety”—will almost always fail. It’s like gritting your teeth and just barely hanging on. It’s nothing like as bad as being a prescription drug abuser, but it’s not great. Real recovery is great.
Getting into the Zone of Recovery
The idea—and it is achievable—is to reach that point of personal development and integration that could be compared to what athletes call “finding the zone” or psyche-physicists call “losing all sense of time-space geometry,” or for most others when one’s thoughts are so focused that they pass their very own home after a hard day’s night. The zone, black-hole, wormhole, eye-of-the tiger, rabbit-hole, highly inner disciplined meditative state, or being “One” with the Universe, is a state in which practicing participants suddenly feel that their performance is inspired and effortless, as if they were not concentrating on their actions at all but the actions perform themselves—and at a higher level than they had ever before achieved.
The zone is that point where one has mastered the skills or techniques (in your case, the techniques of abstinence, of good problem solving—of daily living without drugs—where the techniques have become a part of you; where you have become part of the techniques; not something you do but something you are. You no longer have to think about staying sober, you just are.
The zone is where something indefinable within yourself takes over the conscious efforts, bringing mastery with it. This is the way our recovering prescription drug-abusing patients describe their feelings. The truth is, they actually tell us they are “grateful” for having had their illness, because without it, they don’t believe they ever would have achieved the personal metamorphosis they have undergone.