People who have traveled down life’s rougher paths and eventually made a better life for themselves tend to have a passion to help others do the same. It’s no coincidence that many people leave prison and rehab as spiritually enlightened individuals who want to illuminate the way for others.
The bible covers several stories about people who were downtrodden in their own mess and overcame their problems to become great leaders. Similarly, there are plenty of people who’ve entered rehab to treat their addictions and came out of rehab as motivational speakers, entrepreneurs, drug and alcohol counselors, and spiritual leaders.
Rehab is a great way to form bonds with other people going through the same thing.
One of the hardest parts of dealing with an addiction is thefeelings of loneliness that come with it. A lot of people are judgmental, making it hard to know who you can trust to be understanding of your system.
Going to rehab is a great way to meet people who’ve been where you are and are headed or already are where you’re trying to go. People in rehab often form surrogate families that last well beyond their time in the rehabilitation center. Even once you get clean, you still need the support of people who’ve walked in your shoes. Rehab is the best place to meet those people.