Before you go to rehab for addiction, knowing what activities to expect can prevent unnecessary stress and anxiety.Recovery is hard work and a life-changing process. Organized daily activities provide structure in a comfortable, serene environment.
A specialist will evaluate your physical and mental health and determine a therapy based on the results. A mental health evaluation can reveal any underlying reasons for your drug or alcohol addiction. Depression, anxiety, PTSD, and ADHD require medication and will be administered with medical supervision.
Daily structure leads to routine habits and result in post-treatment healthy behavior. The daily activities include waking up early and eating a healthy breakfast. Healthy habits produce healthy results and this is important when changing your lifestyle for a successful recovery.
In treatment, most of the day will consist of some type of therapy. Group therapy and individual counseling will help you identify your triggers so you can avoid them. Developing ways to cope can help you recognize patterns caused by triggers. People who abused drugs with you or places associated with your drinking alcohol should be avoided. Therapy and counseling might reveal why you started using drugs or drinking alcohol in the first place.
In group therapy, you have the opportunity to meet others who struggle with addictive disorders.
People in the group share personal stories and you can connect with people who have similar problems with addiction. Sharing experiences gives insight into the behavior that led to addiction and therapists can offer advice and suggestions.
Participating in therapy and other activities are excellent ways to focus on your well-being and increase the chances for long-term sobriety. Replace your old lifestyle of using drugs or alcohol to a lifestyle of drug-free activities with like-minded people. Family therapy and counseling allow family members to communicate with each other in a loving and supportive environment. Keep all forms of communication open. It will take time to mend broken relationships.
Treatment helps you prepare for life in recovery. Although it is hard work and requires dedication, recovery will last a lifetime and treatment gives you the help you will need to adjust to life after the program ends.
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, get help today. Cypress Lakes Lodge offers treatment for addiction in a peaceful, remote, oxygen-rich environment. The program encompasses holistic addiction therapy for the mind, body, and soul. The focus is on physical, mental, and emotional well-being by generating the balance of life-enriching treatment, wellness, and healthy, sober, sustainable relationships. Call us to get started: 409-331-2204