While some people point to the statistic that even court-ordered recovery has the same relative success rate as self-admitted recovery, many addiction recovery professionals point back at the fact that the risky behavior that led to a court appointed recovery is often the addict’s way of demanding help for his problem. No matter what leads a person to recovery, there is often a good deal of shame and guilt around the process. This is natural, and not to be overstated. Embarrassment is something an addict learns to deal with fairly well, and the admission to recovery is simply another indignity that needs to be handled.
However, when a person has completed addiction recovery therapy, and has been sober, perhaps for a long time, there are still challenges that face the addict on a daily if not hourly basis. Whatever triggers that brought about addiction behavior initially won’t have gone away. During recovery, the patient should have learned some coping skills that will help them face the challenges of life. However, over time, it is possible that those skills can become less sharp, and a return visit to therapy can help. Another possibility is that new and different triggers have arisen in the patient’s life, and the skills they learned during their stint in recovery from drug addiction or alcoholism are not sufficient to cope with the new threat. In this case, a return to recovery treatment is definitely recommended.
In fact, there can be any combination of factors that can lead a person in recovery, even when they are still sober, to seek to return to treatment for addiction and substance abuse. Some threats to sobriety are easy for an addict to see coming. If a person is particularly prone to emotional disorientation in times of change, for instance, or in response to trigger outside their control, scheduling periodic revisits to the therapy environment can provide a helpful sense of control and predictable routine. There are quite a few people who are in addiction recovery therapy who simply value the serenity and peace the process of looking inward while attending to their own needs can generate. They may elect to return to therapy during particularly difficult times of transition, which may follow changes in relationships, work status, divorce, death in the family or when children leave home.
For many addicts, achieving long term, lasting and durable recovery involves one trip to an exceptional recovery treatment facility and then ongoing involvement in community resource groups like AA and NA. For some patients, the addiction of personalized one on one therapy with a practitioner who is well educated and experienced in recovery treatment is what they need to maintain sobriety and their commitment to an ongoing sober lifestyle. And for some addicts, there is nothing that beats the occasional return to a place of peace, sobriety and serenity.
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