Why do most rehab centers restrict the use of phones?
Technology is taking its toll on the human race in both good and bad ways. Cell phones are one of the most common tools – people almost always have one on them. The children that are gifted cell phones from their parents are getting younger and younger. You probably have a cell phone on you right now as you’re reading this. Cell phones are extremely convenient, especially when we desperately need to get in contact with somebody.
On the other hand, a cell phone can also bring drama and unnecessary stress into your life. It’s not the cell phone itself that spreads the negativity, but instead it’s what the cell phone provides access to: social media.
Whether you’re involved in public hangouts like Google+ or chatting software like Skype, it all counts as social media. Social media is the best way to stay in contact with your friends. Social media is also the best way to start an argument without the physical consequences . . . most of the time. This is exactly why rehabilitation is better without the use of your phone.
You don’t want to spend time worrying over what other people think or say when you should be using that time to better yourself. Rehab is a challenge enough without the influence of the outside world trying to drag you down. People that pressured you into your addiction could contact you, making it even harder to overcome the struggle. Other negativity and drama could easily be thrown into your life when you need calamity more than anything.
The biggest reason rehab is better without the use of a cell phone is because it IS rehab. Rehab is a place where you need to focus completely on yourself. You don’t need to think about the people on the outside – the things going on around others – not when all of your focus should be solely on bettering yourself. In order to do that, you need to devote your time and your mind one hundred percent.
Without the dedication, your goals will not be reached and your future will not become your present. The positive side is that post-rehabilitation, the use of your cell phone will be even more appreciated. After you’ve finished your spiritual growth, it will be much easier to avoid the swaying of the outside world temptations brought on by technology.
After the ties and manipulation that cell phones can entice is destroyed, you can finally utilize them to their fullest potential. After rehab, cell phones can be used to stay in contact with your therapists and doctors. You can talk to the friends you love and the family you live for – you can enjoy your life after rehab with the help of your cell phone . . . but more importantly: the help of your recovered mind and soul.
You just have to let go of that connection to the outside world for a little bit of time, and before you know it your future will be knocking.
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