Finding Hope in Addiction Recovery
Choosing to enroll in addiction treatment is a powerful step in self-preservation. Substance use disorders will cause physical and mental health to deteriorate, but you can promote healing by ending the use of these substances. Addiction recovery is often a long process that exceeds the span of rehab programs, but substance abuse treatment helps you manage your recovery and prevent relapse.
It’s hard to find hope when you’re in the grip of addiction. The perpetual need to drink or use drugs can take over your life. Enrolling in Muse Treatment is the first step to achieving lasting addiction recovery and escaping the hold that drugs and alcohol have on your life. At Muse Treatment, we support clients through a medical detox and our treatment programs, helping them build a strong recovery daily.
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Why Is Hope Important in Recovery?
Hope is a motivating factor in the addiction recovery process. Our empathetic clinicians help clients find hope even when they’re feeling low with severe withdrawal symptoms, even when they feel their struggles are overwhelming. The discomfort of withdrawal symptoms, the powerful cravings, and the relentless triggers to use drugs or alcohol are temporary. These feelings will dissipate with time and treatment.
We encourage clients to maintain their hope for a brighter future; it’s not only possible but also probable once they overcome their dependence on drugs and alcohol. Challenges are part of the human experience. Clients will feel stress and other obstacles that threaten their hope, but by employing the management strategies learned in rehab, they can keep relapse at bay.
5 Ways to Encourage a Loved One in Recovery
There are many ways to encourage a loved one in treatment for their substance use disorder. The treatment process is pivotal in their life; they’ll be tasked to make changes–transformations–that will direct the course of their health and future from here on out. By showing your support and encouraging them to keep following their treatment course, you can help them achieve their recovery goals or, at the very least, make their experience more comfortable. The following are just a few ways you can demonstrate your support to your loved one:
Your loved one will learn about their chronic condition daily during their treatment process. Show your support by learning about the condition they’re suffering from. Research online or talk to an addiction counselor about substance use disorders. By building your knowledge on the subject, you can show your interest in what your loved one is going through. Becoming more knowledgeable will help you provide ongoing support as addiction recovery is a long-term process that extends long after rehab.
Recovery doesn’t require you to make extravagant gestures. Just spending simple but quality time with your family member or friend demonstrates how much you care. Take walks and encourage them to rely on you for support. A walk allows your loved one to talk to you, to discuss whatever is on their mind, or to chat about their future plans. This simple act shows that you want to be part of their recovery journey.
When you can’t physically visit your loved one when they are in inpatient rehab or attending outpatient programming, be sure to contact them regularly. The early stages of recovery can feel isolated and lonely. By calling your loved one, you can help them remain connected to the ‘healthy’ members of their social circle. Remember that they will likely be walking away from many of the people they’ve been involved with during their drug use. While they may understand that stepping away from an unhealthy social circle is crucial for their recovery, it can still feel emotionally tough to do so. Be there for them even by phone, so they know they aren’t alone.
Don’t Give Up
Family members and friends are also invariably harmed when their loved one abuses drugs and alcohol. Many people experience anger when their loved one doesn’t meet their obligations or relapses. Try to remember that addiction is a relapsing disorder by its very nature. Your emotions are valid. Consider attending counseling to get support, but don’t give up on your loved one. They may fall down 10, 20, or even 50 times; keep encouraging them to get back up and to keep trying. Remember, many people don’t get back up as alcohol, and drug-related death statistics demonstrate.
Plan Sober-Friendly Fun
As your loved one recovers, help them discover sober-friendly activities they can enjoy. Plan a visit. Go out to lunch somewhere that doesn’t serve alcohol. Visit a museum or plan a day at the beach. Encourage your loved one to spend their time doing things that support their sober living goals.
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What Will You Learn While You’re in Recovery?
During your treatment program at Muse, you will learn how to manage your addiction, but what does that mean? First, you’ll get help identifying your triggers to use drugs or alcohol. Common triggers include workplace stress, negative emotions like anger, boredom, or symptoms of a mental health condition like anxiety. It’s important to recognize these triggers to manage them. The next step in the recovery process is developing those strategies to cope with triggers.
While learning to manage triggers, clients can expect to learn how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all connected. They learn techniques for managing their thoughts and feelings in healthy ways to support healthy behaviors. Clients can expect to learn substantially about themselves and substance use disorders. They’ll learn how to rebuild their lives in the context of sobriety.
Addiction Recovery Treatment Programs
Muse Treatment offers comprehensive addiction treatment programs, including medical detox, inpatient treatment, and outpatient treatment. Our programs are clinically driven. That means they feature evidence-based therapies that have the approval of the medical community. These treatments have proven safe and effective in treating substance use disorders and dual diagnoses. We complement our medically sanctioned treatments with holistic therapies that support whole-person health and enhance the addiction recovery process.
When clients enroll for treatment at Muse, we evaluate their condition to recommend the ideal course of treatment for their needs. We individualize therapy to ensure each person’s treatment needs are met. Our clinicians are experienced and specialize in addiction medicine and therapy. We have the skills to guide you to lasting recovery.
Change Your Life With Addiction Recovery Treatment
Deciding to get help is acknowledging your own hope for your future. You can overcome your drug or alcohol dependence. The healing process begins the moment you enter treatment and begin to learn to safeguard your health from the ravishes of addiction.
You’ll find a healthful and supportive environment at Muse Addiction Treatment Center. Our setting is designed with clients’ comfort in mind. Our commitment to providing individualized treatment helps clients build a strong recovery foundation. Treating the mind, body, and spirit provides clients with the healthful beginning they need to heal and rebuild their lives.
If you have an addiction to alcohol or drugs, now is the best time to seek help. Substance use disorders are not only chronic; they’re often progressive. Don’t wait for rock bottom. Contact Muse Treatment at (800) 426-1818 and begin the enrollment process today.