Structure and Routine
Distractions and triggers can hinder the addiction recovery process. In residential care, you are provided with a daily structure and routine. This helps you remain focused on recovery and the activities and responsibilities of your routine.
Part of residential care is taking on responsibilities and therapeutic duties. This might include cleaning, helping others, and working together in a group. These responsibilities and duties help to restore a sense of normality. They also promote accountability and help residents bond with each other.
Many of our clients suffer from low self-esteem. One of our goals is to build that back up. Being trusted to take care of part of the treatment center instills a sense of self-worth. Small things such as making sure the yard is clean can have a hugely beneficial effect.
Drug addiction is a frightening and lonely experience, and people feel isolated from society. Living with a group of people on the same journey as you is a great way to integrate back into regular life while being supported during difficult times.
24/7 Care and Support
Professional care and support are available 24/7 in a residential rehab facility. This means that even if you wake up in the middle of the night with overwhelming cravings, support is immediately available. Having access to 24/7 support can make a huge difference in the challenging early days of recovery.
Withdrawal symptoms fade over time. Still, the length of withdrawal is different for each client. Cravings can be overwhelming, but they are not the only difficulties faced during withdrawal. Other symptoms include anxiety, depression, despair, physical pain, and vivid nightmares.
These symptoms can cause psychological distress. In severe cases, clients might experience suicidality. Our psychological support is available around the clock for any residential client experiencing difficulty.
New, Safe Environment
Relapse is common among those in recovery from addiction. If a person continues to live in the environment in which their addiction developed, then the factors contributing to their addiction might still be around. These factors might be people with a negative influence or the comfort of a familiar setting.
In residential care, you get a fresh start. You won’t be around any of your triggers. The environment is fully supportive of your recovery. The staff and the other residents support your recovery journey and have no intention of getting in the way of your healing process.
No Access to Substances
Cravings are an inevitable symptom of addiction. Though cravings can be managed with physical and psychological support, they can still sometimes be extremely overwhelming.
People in recovery from addiction are at risk of relapse when these intense cravings come up. In residential care, clients have no access to drugs or alcohol other than those prescribed and supervised by the facility’s medical staff.
Throughout your stay at a residential facility, you will participate in therapies and activities that support your personal growth, emotional resilience, and distress tolerance. The tools and techniques for coping and self-management taught in rehab can be carried into life after rehab and applied whenever you need them.