3 things learned at Outreach Recovery’s addiction treatment
February 14, 2021
If you or a loved one is battling addiction, we understand how difficult that is. However, it’s important to know there is help out there. Addiction treatment programs are some of the only ways to truly help an addict combat their disease.
And, at Outreach Recovery, we’ve been proudly treating addicts across the mid-Atlantic for years. Through a proprietary medication-assisted treatment, we use physician consultations to treat the psychological and physiological causes of your substance abuse in conjunction with medicine scientifically proven to treat addiction.
But recovery and addiction treatment is so much more than that. Here are 3 things you’ll learn during addiction treatment at Outreach Recovery.
1. You have to take responsibility
Addiction treatment will reveal to you that you have to start taking responsibility. You have to make plans and stick to them. You have to use foresight and circumspection. You can’t simply react to your surrounding circumstances anymore if you want to get better.
Doing this will entail taking time to address your finances and repair damaged relationships, and it will mean making the changes needed so you can reach new goals you set for yourself to keep moving forward and away from the avoidance, which is the nexus of your active addiction.
Most importantly, however, you learn that no one is going to put your life back together but you. And you’ll learn to find the will and strength to do it and grow up and accept everything life’s given you to work with.
2. You need a network
Addiction treatment will illuminate that recovery is more than just going through the program. A relapse will always be a possibility, no matter how “cured” you may think you are. You’ll learn relying on others is an absolute imperative to your sobriety. The people you’ll find yourself most dependent on are:
Past recovery graduates who agree to offer support when you’re reacclimating to the world
Peers from shared recovery experiences and meetings who are in need of the exact same kind of support
Medical and spiritual professionals trained to address both underlying and explicit recovery issues
It’s important to know the rates of recovery by those who try to do it alone are extremely low. So learning to accept help and rely on others is necessary when rebuilding a sober life and trying to maintain the momentum of your newfound sobriety.
3. It takes work after the program
One of the most important things you’ll learn in addiction treatment, however, is that your work isn’t done. Sobriety takes unending work after going through a recovery program. People will sometimes think that, after completing a recovery program for addiction treatment, their addiction will be cured and disappeared.
However, it’s important to know your addiction’s triggers will, more often than not, be permanently installed. This means the potential of a relapse will always be present. Part of recovery will be rebuilding and reshaping your life to avoid situations and people that could trigger the physical and emotional need to return to your addiction.
Great programs, like ours at Outreach Recovery, teach you effective ways to extricate triggers from your daily life, and they remind you that sobriety requires daily, focused work. And, most importantly, they remind you that the heaviest lifting is done after you leave the program.
Call us now to start getting treatment!
Admitting you have a problem is the first step toward a new and better life. So, if you or a loved one needs addiction treatment, call us now to get started! This is truly the first day of the rest of your life.