Leaving a drug and alcohol rehab setting can feel like taking a big breath after being underground for a long time. Even though the trip is new and exciting, it also has its own challenges. It’s normal to feel a mix of excitement, fear, and yes, even nostalgia and sadness. Sometimes, the memory of the drug can make it hard to stay sober, even though you’ve worked so hard to do so. Today we’ll share some of the strategies employed by our team to develop a stronger sense of well-being in all of our users.
Avoiding Romanticizing the Substance
We all tend to remember the best parts of our lives. But if you’ve been through addiction, this kind of thinking can be a dangerous slippery slope. Our minds can sometimes only think about the highs of using drugs because of the complex web of brain connections. This makes it easy to ignore the negative effects and lows. The initial high, the feeling of escaping reality, or even the social benefits could come back, making the person forget the bad things, like broken relationships, money problems, health problems, or even the feeling of having no control. It’s important to always remember yourself of the whole story, not just the ‘good times.’
Building Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Resilience
Resilience isn’t just about having a strong mind; it’s about being healthy in every way. At Arision Treatment, we’ve always thought that getting over an addiction isn’t just about giving up the drug, but also about starting a new, healthy way of life.
Evidence-Based Approaches to Fighting Addiction: Scientific and therapeutic methods help people on their journey after drug and alcohol rehab. At Arision Treatment Center, our methods are based on what has been shown to work. Our goal is to help people get better for good, whether it’s through cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that changes bad habits or motivational interviewing that brings back a person’s inner drive.
Holistic Therapies for Mind, Body, and Spirit: Beyond standard therapies, the way to resilience is to feed the mind. Many people don’t realize how helpful holistic treatments like yoga, art therapy, and even equine-assisted therapy can be. These activities don’t just make people feel good; and are certainly more than just a hobby, they also give them unique ways to deal with problems. This helps them find inner balance, lower stress, and, most importantly, stay on their healing road.
Red Flags For Relapse And How To Deal With Them
If you know what to expect, you can prepare for it. Knowing the early signs of a possible return can save a person’s life. Maybe it’s a change in mood, skipping therapy, or even getting back in touch with old friends who hurt them. It’s important to not only know these signs but also have a plan. Surround yourself with people who will help you, keep going to therapy, and never be afraid to ask for help if you feel like you’re falling behind. And don’t forget that it’s okay to go back to your drug and alcohol rehab center if things get too hard. There are ups and downs along the way.
Taking Care Of Your Health And Yourself
In drug and alcohol rehab, it’s just as important to think about what you’re going toward as what you’re moving away from. To get away from addiction for good, it’s important to take health and self-care seriously. At Arision Treatment Center, this idea is at the heart of what we do. Our goal is to help you heal as a whole, whether it’s through our fully-equipped gym, spa services that help you relax, or nutrition advice that makes sure your body gets what it needs. The idea is easy but very important: if a person finds happiness in a healthy, well-balanced life, they are less likely to want to use harmful drugs.
Our facility was designed to encourage simplicity in use, relaxation, and overall health and well-being. We strive to make each and every moment spent at Arision a step toward the process of recovery by providing first-rate services and amenities, comfortable accommodations, and areas that encourage both social engagement and introspective thought.
Personalized Assistance Every Step of the Way
Recovery isn’t a goal; it’s more like a continuous journey. It’s about realizing that every day after your drug and alcohol rehab, no matter how small, is a step forward. As you deal with the problems, remember to ask for help, take care of yourself, and most of all, be kind to yourself. At Arision Treatment, we’re here to help you every step of the way and make sure you have everything you need to live a full, drug-free life. Keep in mind that the road may be full of problems, but with the right help and attitude, keeping steady is not only possible, it’s a delightful reality.