Mother’s Day is a time to honor the women in your life, including yourself. It’s wonderful to receive gifts from your family, recognizing the important work you do all year long. But as meaningful as those presents may be, the best gift is one you can give yourself: sobriety.
Not convinced? Review these facts about getting sober, and discover why going to rehab is a decision that can benefit your whole family.
Self-Care Is Not Selfish
Whether your children are small or fully grown, they need your presence in their lives. By doing the work to get sober, you are giving your children an incredible gift — the gift of a mother who is healthy and thriving. And the healthier you are, the more you will have to give to the people you love.
When you make the courageous decision to go to rehab for addiction, you are taking an important step toward healing. With treatment plans geared toward your individual situation, a private rehab center can provide the personalized care you need and also help you maintain or rebuild relationships with the people who matter most.
Asking for Help Is Not Weakness
Moms tend to play the role of a superhero, caring for everyone and everything around them. But the myth of “supermom” is just that—a myth. If you’ve been living with addiction, it’s time to ask for help. Contrary to what you may have heard, asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. It takes courage to admit you’re struggling.
In rehab, you will be supported by a team of health professionals, as well as a community of individuals who are on the road to recovery just like you. Plus, by going to rehab, you’re showing your children that true strength does not mean going it alone. Your example can even empower them to ask for help with their own struggles.
Going Away Is Not Forever
Mom guilt is real, particularly if you have to be away from your children for a prolonged period of time. You may feel like you can’t possibly leave your family to go to rehab, but keep in mind that you will not be gone forever. If given the choice between missing you for 30 to 60 days or missing you for a lifetime, won’t your family choose the former?
By sacrificing time with loved ones in the short term, you’re showing them the importance of the big picture — a lifetime of happy memories together. You’re setting an example of giving up a little bit now to gain a great deal down the road.
Treatment Is Not Punishment
Mother’s Day is typically a time to pamper moms and give them a well-deserved rest. While rehab is not a vacation, it does provide a break from your regular routine in order to detox and learn new habits and ways of coping. Plus, if you choose a luxury rehab, you can get sober in an idyllic setting that’s focused on your comfort and care.
Luxury rehab centers embrace a holistic approach to recovery, addressing the needs of the whole person with supportive, personalized treatment. It may not be the typical Mother’s Day pampering you had in mind, but the care you’ll receive in a private rehab center provides lasting value—beyond what a day at the spa can offer.
Sobriety is not a gift your children can give you for Mother’s Day, but it’s one you can give yourself. And it may just be the best gift you and your family could ever receive.
Are you ready to give yourself the gift of sobriety? Contact our trained admissions counselors at (888) 984-5288 to learn more about the treatment programs available at Beachside Rehab’s luxury rehab center.