Cold Creek Discusses The Therapist-Patient Relationship in Addiction Recovery Treatment

When selecting an addiction recovery treatment program, there are several factors to take into consideration.

The facility should be licensed and well-respected in the community while offering programs that fit the lifestyle and needs of the patient.  It should be flexible, and offer post-recovery care opportunities that will enhance recovery and ensure the investment is well worth it.  It should also sport a well-rounded staff of experienced and licensed professionals who are able to bring different medical and mental health specialties to the patient, and design a platform for recovery that will allow the patient the most growth and stability during the recovery program.

One of the most important factors in the success or failure of a recovery program is the formation of bonds between the addict and the people surrounding him during the addiction recovery treatment process.  As addiction progresses, it is very common for the addict to push away the people who mean the most to them, developing a closer bond with the addiction than he is able to maintain with the people in his life.  This pattern of damaged relationships is self-reinforcing, leading to fewer and fewer real, human connections that the addict can fall back on for support and care during a difficult and stressful time.  Of all the physical, medical, and emotional issues that an addict can develop, the feeling of isolation and withdrawal leading to an empty and meaningless life is the most dangerous.  The depression and anxiety that surround addiction, when combined with the sense that nothing is worthwhile, particularly the addict himself, makes the formation of real relationships nearly impossible.

During recovery at an addiction treatment facility, the addict will be exposed to many professionals.  The medical care team that ensures the patient is stable throughout the recovery process begins by evaluating the physical health of the patient at intake and maintains the comfort and well-being of the patient throughout detox.  The most important bonds can be formed between the psychotherapists and individual treatment professionals who help the patient develop the initial, basic skills for existing inside the recovery model, and later are called upon to help the patient begin to develop the mental skills and tenacity required to support a recovered lifestyle.  There are also other patients in recovery or meetings surrounding the patient, who can lend a sense of support, help the patient re-build a community feeling, and show the patient that there is life after addiction.


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Address:PO Box 640
City: Kayville
State: Utah
Country: United States