There are many different types of programs, even in San Juan Capistrano alone. The differences between them can mean success or failure in recovering a life harmed by addiction. Restoring an addict to a clean and sober, thoughtful life, free of the chains of addiction, is a process that not every facility excels at; however, there are dramatic results being achieved by centers who understand the patient’s underlying challenges that lead to addiction.
In a residential drug rehabilitation program, there are opportunities for the addict to advance through various stages of recovery. There is, of course, a sense of structure presented to the residential population; and there should be a culture of helpful support encouraged, even among the patients. The staff at a residential drug and alcohol treatment program should be fully credentialed and have a great deal of experience helping addicts recognize their own behaviors and form new patterns. Finding a staff that is only partially credentialed, or not respectful of each patient as a unique and important human being, is a red light that the center may not be able to give the addict what they need in order to recover.
In a residential drug treatment program, there should be opportunity for the addict to consistently make choices that leverage the therapy, experience and training they are receiving as part of their experience. The center that leads the addict through what they should do is not providing the right sense of choice, and will probably not equip the patient to move seamlessly back into a sober life in the world outside the treatment center. There is nothing helpful about telling someone something, when what they really need is to be shown by example. It is important that they are offered an opportunity to try and fail with some of their new skills, while living in a safe environment.
Patients should also be given the chance to attempt to utilize their new coping skills. This is when the physical and recreational activities come into play. When a patient becomes frustrated during an activity, they can try using their new skills for anger management. When a patient becomes anxious, they can utilize their new stress-management coping mechanisms. This trial and error demonstration of new life skills learned will help the patient establish which ones work for them and get them used to not running to their drug of choice when they feel a negative feeling.
Residential treatment centers vary in their style, and some are fashioned more as resorts than medical facilities. There’s an appropriate middle ground, where the patient is comfortable, but still able to learn new things and experience the support of medical and mental health addiction experts. While even the most luxurious rehabilitation programs for drug and alcohol addiction are still hard work for the patient in recovery; the recovery work should be the focus of the patient and the staff – not the nearby beach!
Distributed by Client Initiatives
Company Name: Able to Change Recovery
Contact Person: Christopher Mitchell
Address:31501 Rancho Viejo Road #101
City: San Juan Capistrano
Country: United States