Addiction is a complex disease and
addiction recovery is a lifelong journey. Even after you successfully complete your treatment
program, you may find that living in sobriety requires a conscious effort
every day. At an addiction treatment center, you’ll learn the coping
skills that will help you stay sober even after you leave. You’ll
also learn how to care for your physical and mental well-being to support
your lifelong addiction recovery.
Physical and Emotional Well-Being
The first pillar of addiction recovery is physical and mental health. When
you first sought help for your drug addiction, you went through inpatient
detox to get the substance out of your body. Now that your body can begin
repairing itself, you’ll need to
make the right lifestyle choices every day to support your health. It is just as vital to support your
mental health. If you have a co-occurring disorder such as depression
or anxiety, you may need to continue working with a mental health counselor
to manage these issues.
Environmental factors can heavily influence a person’s addiction
recovery. During your individual and group counseling sessions at the
drug rehab, you’ll learn of the importance of avoiding environmental
triggers that may lead to relapse. This may include avoiding friends with
whom you used to drink or use drugs. It may also mean avoiding the places
that you associate with drug or alcohol use. A stable and safe home environment
is essential for long-term recovery.
Now that drug abuse is no longer your focus in life, you need to look elsewhere
to gain a sense of purpose. Holding down a job, repairing family relationships,
and volunteering in the community are all good steps to take.
Drug rehab provides a close-knit community and extensive support services.
After you leave, you can benefit from continuing to attend group meetings
and perhaps individual counseling sessions. Surround yourself with people
who are supportive of your recovery.
The clinicians at Retreat at Lancaster County are dedicated to giving our
patients the tools and resources they need for lifelong addiction recovery.
After completing your drug rehabilitation at Retreat, you are invited
to join our
Alumni Group, which offers a safe haven for those living in recovery. If you have questions
about our treatment program in Pennsylvania, please call (717) 859-8000 today.