During the treatment process, many avenues for support are available right within the treatment grounds. Learning to create a support system outside of treatment is important for transitioning into after care and independence.
Not everyone who comes to treatment for drug and alcohol addiction has a loving and supportive family behind them. Sometimes, treatment is the answer for healing broken bonds and creating a healthy family system. Treatment centers like Cypress Lakes Lodge have family programs which include group therapy with other family members, private family therapy sessions, and education so family members can gain a deeper understanding into both addiction and recovery. Family can be a difficult source of support because of tough emotional connections. With therapy on work, the family can become a safe and secure place for support.
Friends who are in recovery are a gift. Meeting peers in recovery who are living with the same challenges, healing through recovery, and staying motivated to reach a goal of sobriety are important. Oftentimes, going through the treatment and recovery process can mean having to leave old friends behind. In lucky moments, there are old friends who become new sources of support for recovery. Loving and understanding, they learn about how to be the best friend and support they can be. Their belief and encouragement can be transformational in a difficult moment.
Recovery Support Meetings
12 step meetings and non-12 step meetings serve as a commonplace for addicts and alcoholics in recovery to meet, share their struggles, and share their accomplishments. Few people can understand what living with addiction, as well as living in sobriety, is like than those who have experienced it themselves. Fellowshipping, having a structured place for support, and knowing that there will be understanding, empathy, and compassion.
Working With A Therapist
Continuing to work with a therapist after treatment is often part of most client’s discharge plans, or recovery plans, as they make their transition. Treatment, though it can last for many months, is only the beginning of the recovery process. Ongoing work with a therapist can help with accountability, healing past trauma, working on new behaviors, and much more. Finding a therapist and developing a new relationship after working with someone in a treatment center is part of the process in living sober.
Medication Management With A Psychiatrist
Prescription medications become part of recovery for many people. Dual diagnosis of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders is extremely common. Managing both is important for ongoing recovery. Working with a psychiatrist regularly helps with managing medications, checking in on symptoms, and making any necessary changes.
Cypress Lakes Lodge brings together holistic and therapeutic treatments to provide a unique and integrative program. Welcoming those in need of restorative treatment, we offer detox, residential programs, and other recovery services. Call us today for more information, at 1-877-938-1577.