There are reasons why so many substance abusers return to their destructive habits even after a long treatment program. Firstly, it is due to relapse. The craving comes back and is nearly unstoppable. Secondly, they are still experiencing withdrawal symptoms and hence have to come back to the substance to feel better. Thirdly, the triggers and their life after the program are the same.
Although every recovering addict’s story is different, and the causes of their reversion to drugs are varied, there are a few crucial things that have to be successfully addressed during their treatment. And that’s where Rehab for Couples’ special approach comes in.
Our Approach to substance abuse recovery is unique. It is personalized for every client’s condition, circumstance, diagnosis, and willingness as well. There are a few things, however, that we make sure we successfully eliminate, change, or heal.
It is important that the affected person is completely cleansed from the substance he is addicted to. There are certain areas in the brain that respond to the chemicals from the substance the addict takes. We find a legal alternative to satisfy and calm down the craving. Besides the physical aspect of addiction, it is vital to keep in mind the power of the psychological aspect of the individual as well. The pleasure/reward center of the brain is the same region that reacts when the person is high on drugs. It is good to gradually slip in a different wholesome pleasurable and rewarding thing into the person’s mind. At Rehab for Couples, the relaxing environment, the beach, the fun activities, help replace the substance addiction with something more meaningful, productive, and healthy.
The addicted individual becomes ill if the substance which the body has been dependent on will already be cleansed. This is a very critical moment in one’s recovery. We keep a close watch to our clients in this period of the treatment. We have highly experienced and knowledgeable health professionals that take care of every individual that is going through the phase which might include mild anxiety, insomnia, headache, nausea and vomiting, sweating, and shaky hands. During this period, we make sure the individual stays healthy, hydrated, and mentally well. But with the therapeutic effect of the blue sky, the wide ocean, and many things you could do under the sun, it is almost hard to notice that you are going through the symptoms.
Relapse and Life after Treatment
The thing is, besides taking care of the person’s physical wellness, we also help stabilize and motivate one’s psychological and psychosocial aspect. We include therapies into our program that help the person express what’s really going on inside his/her head and life, what pushed and invited him/her to take drugs, and what the client wants to do in life. With the substance abuser’s mind free from mental traps, worries, fears, and everything else, the person would be so much freer and determined with life. And with the warm sun and tingly sand on the beach at Rehab for Couples, the individual knows there is so much in life than being stuck on an addiction and that the adventures of life are endless.