Holidays are a time of celebration, spent with friends and families, a multitude of activities, and sometimes, for people in recovery, a time of temptation to use again. Relapse doesn’t have to be a part of your holidays. Taking time to prepare for what could be stumbling blocks to your sobriety can help.
Holistic rehabilitation investigates the underlying sources of addictive behavior and seeks to respond to addiction in ways that are successful for the long term. This makes holistic rehabilitation particularly effective at helping with instances of repeated or chronic relapse.
Often addiction is a symptom of a deeper problem. To offer the best treatment option for individuals, their specific issues must be understood and addressed. A cookie cutter approach to addiction treatment just doesn’t work.
Relapse after substance abuse treatment is common. Unfortunately, some people go to multiple programs investing both time and resources in their quest for sobriety. So often, sobriety, when it is achieved, doesn’t last.
Our amenities, along with our specially trained staff have one specific focus and that focus is how we can best help people recover from addiction. We do that by providing a safe, comfortable, nurturing environment and a curriculum targeting individual recovery.
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.