The nature of the environment influences the recovery process and period taken to complete treatment. It may also influence the effectiveness of the treatment program, in the long run. A drug rehabilitation center with a good environment helps addicts recover quickly. This is mainly achieved through:
Providing a safe and secure environment
Some patients -especially women – abuse substances to run away from fear and abuse. Providing an environment that shields such individuals against any harm ensures that they concentrate on the recovery process, rather than protecting themselves against abuse. This ensures that the patients recover quickly and remain sober in the future.
Providing a drug free environment
A good environment will reduce the chances of an addict undergoing rehabilitation to access drugs. The environment should ensure that there is no entry of drugs into the facility. Shielding the patients from acquiring drugs means that their chances for a quick recovery are increased. This, in turn, eliminates the possibility of an individual returning to substance abuse.
Providing friendly and supportive environment
Unlike a harsh environment, a friendly and supportive environment ensures that patients recover faster and more effectively. A good environment should encourage friendliness among recovering patients and improved doctor/patient relationships. The environment should not make patients feel alienated and unwanted. Patients should feel loved and useful in society. They should be able to converse freely with fellow patients and share problems without fear. A friendly and supportive environment will not only ensure quick recovery and subsequent abstinence, but also help establish long-lasting friendships.
Sensitivity to individual needs
A good environment is one that accommodates all of the unique needs of each individual. Different patients have different needs, some of which may require special attention. An environment that addresses such special needs usually encourages the patients to concentrate on recovery, thereby reducing the recovery period. The environment should also meet all gender-specific addiction treatment needs.
Aid in transition
A good environment helps an individual transition to a drug free life, conveniently and efficiently. It should allow a patient to interact freely and effectively with other members of the society. The environment should necessitate better communication and integration with other members of the society living a drug free life. The environment should also ensure that the patient does not come in contact with the drugs, to avoid relapse during the transition process.
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Company Name: South Coast Counseling
Contact Person: Blake
Address:693 Plumer St
City: Costa Mesa
Country: United States