Sobriety isn’t a short term fix. Even after completing a drug rehabilitation treatment program, you will still need ongoing support from loved ones around you as well as therapists and medical professionals. Many stressful situations you didn’t expect may occur, and you will face many relapse triggers in real-life situations. Rehab will make you much stronger, but the challenges the real world presents are unpredictable and can be difficult to manage. With long-term life support, you can have help and guidance for as long as you need it post-treatment.
At Arizona Addiction Recovery Center, we provide intensive programs for anyone suffering from addiction to drugs and alcohol. These are convenient for those who only have short periods of time. But a longer, more comprehensive program is always the most successful and provides a higher chance for a full, complete recovery.
The National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend at least 90 days of treatment in drug rehabs for a program to be effective. In addition, lifetime support and counseling benefits not just the individual, but all family members involved. Addiction is a disease that affects the addict as well as everyone around them.
To help deal with this lifelong process and stop the vicious cycle of addiction, we offer counseling and lifetime support for anyone who needs it. Here are five ways you will benefit from the specialist care within our Phoenix and Scottsdale Treatment Programs.
1. Long Term Coaching
Experiencing newfound sobriety often comes with those happy feelings of joy and a new passion for living. But you still need guidance and clarity despite the positive times you experience. Recovery isn’t always easy, and as we mentioned, there will be very challenging times in which you will be tempted to use. After recovering from addiction, it’s vital that you learn how to get back to work, nurture relationships, and effectively reach your goals.
In the case of early recovery relapse, a coach will effectively guide you through these stressful and confusing moments, helping you work out your issues: for example, learning about the 8 dimensions of wellness, and covering all the ways you need to find support.
2. A Guided Journey
It’s not uncommon for sober people who were once excited to “start a new life” to suddenly feel a sense of loss or lack of direction. This is to be expected, as your path to recovery isn’t going to be straightforward. These negative feelings can cause self-doubt and lead to defeat.
In essence, it can be a very real struggle to find your identity again once you’ve lost it. If you identified with your addiction, and that substance is no longer a part of your existence, it can be difficult re-defining who you are without it.
But by creating a workable aftercare plan, you’ll have your goals laid out, and someone there to keep them in check. Coaches are people you can look to for encouragement and advice, and they want to see you succeed as much as you do. Most of all, by having a set plan, recovering addicts will learn how to visualize the future and create balance in their lives.
3. Added Value to Your Life
Having realistic and integrative life plans are what bring added value and clarity to a person’s overall outlook. When recovering addicts acquire new and useful skills, and are given the space to use them productively, they learn what they’re truly capable of. By learning how to implement the tools to make the most of life, addicts can really visualize a sober future for the long-term.
4. Re-building a Healthy Social Life
For some people, it’s hard to imagine ever having fun again without alcohol or drugs. And for many who learn to embrace sobriety, they learn that there are plenty of benefits to kicking their addiction: saving money, making real connections with others, never experiencing hangovers, and being present by embracing every moment.
Part of long-term support is to help those recovering to learn how to cope with new lifestyle changes without feeling bored or lonely. We help you find mental and social outlets that are geared toward improving mental health, and suggest positive lifestyle activities so that your road to recovery will be a positive and fun one. This can include activities like sports, music lessons, volunteering programs, dance, and other artistic outlets.
5. Structured Family Therapy
After rehab, we don’t just wave you off and leave you to continue all on your own. A big part of our treatment is ensuring support through structured family therapy. This means also supporting your individual family members as they also go through the recovery process alongside you. We help families and communities see the importance of recovery being a concentrated, united effort.
There are many situations where an individual is put in drug rehab, while their family is left on the outside to fix the problems that their destructive behavior caused. This can lead to long-standing resentment and psychological issues. We ensure that you find integrative ways to slowly work through any unresolved issues during the sobriety period. Some of the things we cover are:
- Potential communication issues
- Unresolved resentment between family members
- Fear of failure (or success)
- Unresolved issues due to poor financial management
- Anything related to trauma and abuse
- Learning how to move forward together
- Resolving conflicts
Finding a Community Support to Heal
At our recovery centers, we firmly believe that no matter the age of an individual or what their addiction may be, a workable plan can help maintain long-term sobriety. Our goal is to help you become self-sufficient and make positive choices that extend to your career, your education, your family, and your overall wellness.
To achieve all of the above, we offer long-term support to patients via our therapists, programs, and other medical professionals. Having this kind of help at your disposal is a sure way to stay on the path to recovery. Your family and friends are welcome to come over and learn from our therapists, join in positive conversations, and help you grow through these changes.
We have a growing community and staff ready to help you heal in all the ways you need. For more information on this and other treatment packages we offer, give us a call today.
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