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C.C. Sabathia Not Guaranteed Spot After Rehab

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in Featured | 0 comments

C.C. Sabathia Not Guaranteed Spot After Rehab

Recently, C.C. Sabathia recently opened up about his struggle with alcoholism. 28 days after his stint at an undisclosed rehabilitation center, C.C. Sabathia emerged and discussed his battles with alcohol, and now has a new outlook on life.

All of his teammates and family are incredibly proud of Sabathia for his courage to change his habits, Sabathia is not guaranteed a spot in the Yankee rotation.

While the Yankees are obligated to pay Sabathia a minimum of $30-50 million over the final two seasons of his contract, the team is not obligated to reserve a spot in their 2016 rotation. On Monday, general manager Brian Cashman implied Sabathia will have to earn a starting spot in spring training.

Cashman repeatedly states that C.C.’s recent stay in an alcohol rehab center had nothing to do with his reservations to put Sabathia in the five spots on the Yankee’s rotation.

While appearing at a charity event in Manhattan, Sabathia said that despite his month in rehab, he has already started working out for next season.

Sabathia’s Addiction to Alcohol

Sabathia’s stay at rehab to avoid relapsing and finding treatment for his disease is an inspiration for honesty about addiction. C.C. has stated that he wants to be a role-model to his community, meaning that he wants to be on his best behavior.

Sabathia also mentioned that he did not drink before any of his games.

C.C. was not allowed to have a telephone during his stay in rehab. His wife Amber, said that she heard from all-star players like Derek Jeter, Alex Rodrigues, Brian McCann and Andy Pettitte all in the same day.

Amber mentioned that their 12 year-old son was also aware of his father’s visit to rehab, and was very proud of his father for learning how to cope with the stresses of daily life without alcohol.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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Drug Rehab

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Alcohol and Drugs Misuse, Problems | 4 comments

The moment a person realizes that they or a loved one needs help with a drug or alcohol problem can be one that’s wrought with pain. But the admittance of a problem brings hope for a solution. Committing to a solution can be a scary step for the person suffering through addiction, as well as for those surrounding him or her. Today’s drug rehab programs provide an effective avenue toward hope and healing, while also removing the scariness and discomfort that was associated with substance abuse treatment in the past. The information below can help those considering treatment feel more informed about and comfortable with the process.

What is Drug Rehab?

Drug rehabilitation is a medically-supervised treatment program that’s staffed with a variety of medical personnel, people trained in addictions and those who have successfully recovered from addiction themselves. Drug rehab helps individuals suffering from addiction to move through the various phases of treatment so they can recover successfully. During the initial detoxification phase, the person works toward becoming free from the presence of drugs or alcohol in their body. Afterward, they participate in therapy, life skills classes and other rehab components to help them transition into sober living.

Why Would Someone Need Drug Rehab?

An addiction to illegal street drugs, prescription drugs or alcohol happens when the user’s body or mind becomes dependent upon the substance. Once chemical dependency develops, it’s nearly impossible for the user to stop abusing drugs or alcohol on his or her own. Willpower doesn’t work and neither does the begging or threatening of a loved one because withdrawal symptoms are too powerful and painful to work through without professional help.

Signs & Symptoms of Addiction

The initial signs of addiction may be subtle, but they will become more obvious as the addiction becomes more intense. Personality changes can indicate substance abuse, as can a reduced interest in people and things that were previously important. Work and school often suffer, and continued abuse leads to serious family consequences for partners and children. Eventually, health consequences occur, including weight loss or gain, inability to sleep, restlessness, agitation and feeling disoriented. Despite the severe ramifications of continued substance abuse, the user will continue succumbing to the addiction because he or she needs the substance to be able to function normally.

The Benefits of Drug Rehab

A drug rehab program provides the person with a safe, comfortable environment and the compassionate care and support necessary to detox and recover. Close supervision and individualized attention ensure the person’s mental and physical needs are being met, while helping him or her safely transition from addiction to sobriety.

Types of Drug Rehab

Different types of drug rehab are available, but an in-patient program is a smart option for most individuals struggling with addiction. Out-patient treatment programs are also available, providing the person with the ability to go home each day. The length of time spent in an in-patient or out-patient programs varies depending upon the individual and his or her addiction. Once treatment is completed, an aftercare program that includes regular recovery meetings is a vital part of living in sobriety.

The decision to seek drug rehabilitation and treatment is one that demonstrates that someone is ready to put control of their life back into their own hands. Although the first step isn’t an easy one, it’s well-worth it when the individual begins to regain their health, feel hopeful again and experience moments of happiness. Drug rehab can be the experience that changes a person’s life and allows them to enjoy the kind of life they deserve to live…one of happiness and hope in sobriety.

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