The Power of Your Surroundings: How Residential Treatment Can Boost Your Recovery

The Power of Your Surroundings: How Residential Treatment Can Boost Your Recovery

There are many obvious effects that our environment can have on us; the University of Minnesota has listed 3 main ways, including: 1) it can facilitate or discourage interaction with others based on the way the environment is set up, 2) the structure of a place can influence people’s behaviors or motivations to act, and 3) our surroundings can influence our mood. Comfortability, lighting, colors and layout can all have an impact on the way we feel, and in addiction recovery, this is extremely important. Some people believe they can easily recovery at home, only to find themselves more stressed and in more pain than they realized – and a lot of this has to with their surroundings.

Residential treatment programs are designed to overcome these obstacles. Addiction professionals keep these exact challenges in mind when designing residential treatment programs, and the idea is to make clients as comfortable as possible, so they can thrive in recovery. There are many components of residential treatment that can lend well to meeting recovery goals; the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) lists some of these:

·       Personalized treatment

·       Services that are readily accessible

·       Modalities that meet a variety of needs, not just the addiction

·       Ability to engage in treatment for a length of time

·       Behavioral therapies – including group therapy as well as family therapy assistance

·       Medication assistance

·       Continuous assessment of recovery progress to ensure treatment is still a good fit

·       Co-occurring disorder emphasis

·       Detoxification support

·       Relapse prevention strategies

·       And more

Reputable residential treatment programs often provide all of this under one roof – which means less stress and hassle for someone who needs support 24/7. With such an extensive list of resources available, with support all around, and to be housed in a comfortable setting, those in addiction recovery are likely to find themselves focusing on what matters most: their mind, body, and spirit.

If you’re ready to begin your journey towards healing and restoration, speak with a professional from a reputable treatment center today.

The mission of The Beach House is to provide success in the recovery process and elevate the standard of comprehensive addiction treatment. Located right on the coast of Malibu, California, expert clinical care and a holistic view of the recovery process is provided to ensure Best-in-Class treatment tailored to the needs of each client. If you’re ready to start your recovery journey today, call us at 310-924-0780.

Kimberly James

I am the founder and owner of The Beach House Treatment Center, The White House, Indigo Ranch, Sweetwater Mesa and Beach House Center for Wellness, all in Malibu, California.