13 Aug Creating the Framework for Your Recovery
Deciding to seek help for your addiction is a significant step. However, finding treatment programs that work for you can be challenging. As you learn to navigate recovery, you may encounter some bumps in the road. Outpatient services and sober living homes can be excellent options for those who need that extra help overcoming their addiction. We are here to help you create the framework for your recovery so you can live a lasting life of sobriety.
Through our evidence-based practices, you can learn to cope with triggers and cravings brought on by your addiction. You can also begin healing from any mental health diagnoses and trauma that may have contributed to your using. Treating any co-occurring disorders that you may be struggling with can help you have the best treatment outcome and maintain sobriety long-term. If you leave a treatment program that only treats addiction, trauma, or mental health, your chance of relapse increases. Instead of leaving treatment with symptoms to manage on your own, everything can be addressed with our clinical team.
Our evidence-based practices include:
- 12-Step Facilitation
- Trauma-Informed Care
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills (DBT Skills)
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (MBCBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Family Programs
Guests will go through treatment and move through each phase of treatment based on a clinical professional’s assessment and where they are in their recovery journey. At the end of a guest’s treatment program, they will transition to an independent setting and receive continued support from the sober community they’ve built. They will take the next step of their recovery while having access to our team and supportive alumni.
Learning Life and Coping
Our goal is to help you live a life no longer controlled by addiction so that you can maintain sobriety out of our care. To do so, we teach our clients life and coping skills. You can carry these skills outside of treatment to help you live a happy, fulfilled life without the use of substances.
Our founders, Chris Curran and Troy Smith, have created a list of tips to help you remain sober outside of treatment:
- Create lists and set goals: Achieving small goals, like making your bed in the morning, can subconsciously give you self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment, which are crucial emotions to build in early recovery.
- Find ways to have fun: During this time, it’s also essential to try new things. Trying new things can help you fill up any new free time and help you discover a passion you never knew existed.
- Establish a routine and be consistent: By having a consistent routine, you effectively anchor yourself around certain things, which help ground you and bring you back into balance.
- Pause throughout your day: When you have strong emotions, stop for a moment and ask yourself where they are coming from, then use the tools you’ve learned to bring yourself back into balance.
- Start and end your day with gratitude: Stay in the positive–those recovering from addiction often tend to live in the negative. Nothing ever seems good enough, or you may always see the negative but never the positive. Thinking this way will poison your mind and inevitably lead to wanting and then needing an escape through substances.
Building a Community of Support
Community is a crucial aspect of recovery. What you cannot do alone in recovery, you can always accomplish with others. This community may be family or a new set of friends in sobriety. Our family program allows you the chance to mend relationships and get your family back together. By doing this, you can create a team of supportive people who are ready to rally behind you on your most challenging days.
Other people in sobriety can also be there to help, especially since these people will understand what you are going through better than anyone else. Our 12-Step Facilitation can help you get acquainted with 12-Step Fellowships, where you can meet like-minded individuals ready to support you on your recovery journey. Even if 12-Step programs don’t fit your needs, there are many other support groups out there that can help meet your community needs. Whether you are experiencing cravings or just want to hang out, building a community of sober people can assist you in your recovery journey.