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5 Common Recovery Myths

Everyone seems to have an opinion about everything these days. In our world of social media and advancing technology, information is readily available, but not always accurate. When it comes to understanding recovery, starting with credible information is the best way to begin. Below are five common myths about addiction recovery.

1. You will get fired. There are now laws in place that prevent termination due to the treatment of addiction. Many employers have Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) which offer support services for those dealing with addiction
2. You are too old. You are never too old to begin a healthy, positive life! Making these changes will only improve, and perhaps extend your life.
3. You can’t afford treatment. Yes, addiction treatment can be expensive, but there are many services designed to make them more affordable. Health Insurance policies often cover a portion of the treatment process as well. Financial aid may be available at certain treatment facilities also. Have that discussion with the treatment center you are considering and see what options they offer. Don’t let money get in the way of your recovery!
4. You will be inundated with religion. This is a myth that has been in circulation for a long time. People often think that treatment programs force religious ideals and beliefs on the participants. This is just not the case. There are a variety of treatments offered, and each facility has a different program. There is a program that will work for you.
5. Once you have completed treatment, you have recovered. While we all wish this were the case, as it would make life so much more straightforward, it is not true. Recovery is a commitment. Sobriety is a decision that you will make day in and day out.

The decision to seek treatment may very well be the most difficult decision you will make in your entire life. It is also the best decision. You are choosing freedom. Freedom from addiction. It is your life, and you deserve a life in recovery. For women ages 18-65, Villa Tranquil offers a resort-style setting and a positive, supportive recovery community. For more information, please call Villa Tranquil at 214-799-3080 to learn more about the facility, the staff, and the many opportunities available to give you the life skills necessary to succeed in your recovery journey.