Alcohol Detox: The First Three Days Are Tough Alcohol detox is not impossible. However, if you are a hardcore alcoholic who has been abusing alcohol for years it’s not going to be a walk in the park. The good news is that once you are through it and come out on the other side you are a better person. A lot of times alcoholics are so deep into their alcoholism that they can’t think clearly. They don’t make rational decisions. They see life through beer goggles. They’re living in a dark hole and until the alcohol is gone they can’t process thoughts the same way other people can. Drug Addiction Center: Admitting You Need Help Admitting that you need help by entering a drug addiction center puts you ahead of the game. While a lot of addicts have voluntarily checked themselves into rehab they don’t actually want to be there and they don’t actually believe they need help. In those cases a family member, loved one or boss has given them an ultimatum: check into rehab or else. If you checked in without someone having to tell you that you have a problem, then you’re ahead of the game. Addiction Therapy: Sit Back, Relax And Let Them Help You Addiction therapy is probably one of the biggest components to getting a recovering addict through the rehab process and towards sobriety. Yes, detox is important and the first step to any rehab program but therapy is really where the addict does a lot of the hard work. Understanding and being able to talk about the reasons behind why you abuse drugs and alcohol is an important step in a series of steps that needs to be taken in order to achieve sobriety. If an addict doesn’t open up about whatever plagues them to drink they are going to run into some real problems staying sober in the outside world.