Learn How to Deal with Change in Addiction Recovery
Dealing with change in addiction recovery can be scary, because you may find yourself without the usual coping mechanisms and habits that you may have used for years. Doing the same thing that led to your addiction will put you at risk for relapse and can prevent your goal of long-term recovery. Major lifestyle changes help establish new habit patterns and reduce the chances of falling back in the old routine. When people are new to addiction recovery they will likely find that being prepared for making changes to the way they do things will keep them on their path of recovery. At The Sands Treatment Center you can learn how to deal with change through our highly effective CBT module for addiction treatment.
The Sands Treatment Center is a highly rated private drug and alcohol addiction treatment facility in Pompano Beach Florida. With addiction treatment at The Sands Treatment Center you will find a unique program and approach that is tailored to you, because although you are a unique human being, alcohol and drug addiction is not a unique issue. We have many years of experience with our holistic approach to treatment, which focuses on the compulsive behavior that is characteristic of addiction. Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a disease of the mind, body and spirit. But help is here! We treat the whole person through our Holistic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Program, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and PHP Day/Night Treatment Program at The Sands Treatment Center and we have hundreds of success stories from clients who have benefitted from learning how to deal with change in recovery.
When a person decides to give up or stop their addiction, they are agreeing to make a major change to their life. The benefits of such a dramatic alteration in the course of their life can be scary of course, but it can also be wonderful, as they take a step in the direction of something better. People can become very attached to keeping things the way they currently are, but there are some good reasons why change is necessary in recovery.
How Important is Change In Recovery?
One of the things that you will hear in Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Step program of recovery is,” if you keep on doing the same things, you will keep on getting the same results.” This is one of the reasons that earning how to change is important to recovery. Change is stressful under any kind of circumstances, but when you are in addiction recovery it can seem even more difficult. You are in a vulnerable state of transition, and without your drug of choice you are feeling everything one hundred times more than most people.
It takes a great deal of courage to get sober and to be ready to let go of our old habits. Once a person becomes sober it doesn’t mean that the entire process of change is finished. Change continues indefinitely, because change is part of life and something that people in recovery can learn how to accept. Anyone who builds a successful life away from their addiction will constantly face life changes and challenges. With the help of The Sands Treatment Center this can be viewed as part of what makes a new life away from addiction so wonderful! Think about it for a minute-without change, it wouldn’t be possible for those of us who have taken the wrong turn in life, to get back on a different path. Without out change addicts would not be able to escape their addiction and nobody would be given a second chance at life. And most important, without change it would be possible for any of us in recovery to learn how to think and therefore behave differently.
At The Sands Treatment Center we work on the acceptance for growth and change through specialized assessment, psychological counseling, group therapy, educational lectures, meditation, behavioral modification, and even pain management. Treatment approaches at The Sands Treatment Center that help our patients through the process of change are uniquely tailored to address each patient’s drug or alcohol abuse patterns and as well as other drug/alcohol-related medical, psychiatric, and social problems. The CBT modules for addiction treatment are and consist of things like:
- CBT and Breathing Retraining
- Recognizing Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTS)
- Cognitive Distortions and Cognitive Restructuring (CR)
- Power of Perception
Doing the same things that led to your addictions will put you right back where you started. At The Sands Treatment Center we help you on a path of creating major lifestyle changes to help establish new habit patterns and reduce the chances of falling back in the old routine and certain things…The “things” can be your environment,activities, or people. In recovery we learn to change our environment, and make a committed effort to not being in the same places and environments that we were in before, that are not conducive to our health. At The Sands Treatment Center we learn how to make a change in how we live our day-to-day lives doing things that are productive and useful and supportive of a sober lifestyle.Addiction recovery is a matter of constant growth and constant pursuit of a better lifestyle. If you think you may be suffering with the disease of addiction, you are not alone; we’ve been there and have the resources to help you find the best possible treatment option.
At The Sands Treatment Center we offer a comprehensive range of services for people who are affected by any substance abuse addiction and/or co-occurring disorder. Our professional and caring staff is dedicated to your recovery. Our mission is to enhance the spiritual, emotional, and physical health of our clients who suffer from chemical dependencies.