Not just for our non-12 step treatment facility, but one of the most overlooked aspects of any organization, I refer to as “The Health of The Helper.” Speaking with Barnett Gilmer, CEO of Gulf Breeze Recovery “and it’s one of the most important, especially in helping professions such as ours.”
Regardless of the problem that was temporarily addressed by their “solution”, with continued use, it becomes the problem. Addiction doesn’t happen with the first pain pill someone takes or their first glass of wine, or the first joint they smoke. When the substance is perceived to solve the problem, it becomes the “go to” solution each time the problem arises.
Art therapy can be an important part of an effective substance abuse recovery program. People often have questions about art therapy as they have not heard of this important tool. There are a number of advantages and positive effects that stem from participating in art therapy.
With availability of good treatment options, including non-twelve step programs and holistic drug treatment programs, why do so many people with alcohol and drug addiction refuse treatment? There are many reasons why, but most reasons are based on fear.
Substance abuse addiction is a multi-faceted issue. It is physical, mental, and habitual. Every area of a person’s life is impacted, and during treatment all those areas must be addressed to promote long-term and permanent recovery.