What is Recovery?
In simple terms, recovery is the process of overcoming your addiction, that being said, the recovery itself is not a simple process. A recovery program for overcoming addiction is what individuals participate in, and complete a treatment program to obtain a life of sobriety, further leading to the goal of long-term recovery. Recovery itself is all the steps taken to become and maintain sobriety. A recovery program is a program you participate in to become sober. Maintaining recovery is continuing to go to support groups, and all actions are taken to stay sober.
Why is Recovery Important?
Recovery can seem overwhelming as it appears as a commitment to abstinence going forward. Though recovery and abstinence are not the same things. Abstinence is just a piece of what encapsulated recovery. From the point of hitting rock bottom with your addiction to taking on the journey of recovery, and achieving the beginning of sobriety, in that time a person can change exceedingly. Going through a recovery program in an addiction treatment centre can be the foundation for gaining schools to better navigate physical and mental health, spiritual and financial well-being, relationships, and many other areas of your life that your drug and alcohol addiction previously impeded on. Experiencing your recovery, no matter what your addiction, you will gain skills, and tools, to continue your recovery going forward in your life, substance-free.
What is the Purpose of a Recovery Program? Toronto, Ontario
The big picture of recovery is to regain control of your own life. Recovery can improve many areas of your life, that your addiction took away from you. Through participation in a recovery program, if you put the work in, you can greatly improve your physical, mental, spiritual, and social well-being, regain control of your finances and work life, and build strong relationships with those around you including your friends, family, and coworkers.
The Importance of Structure and Routine During Recovery in Toronto, Ontario
By creating and resorting to a routine, your body can better create and maintain healthy habits to aid you in your recovery. The benefits can include helping you gain self-control, improvement in your mental health, and better attending to your physical health from what you enter inside your body, and how you exercise your body. Having a routine to stick to and rely on, you are better able to prioritize the important things you want to make sure you are attending to for your well-being. This can include time allotments dedicated to meal planning, support groups, exercise, sleep, work, socializing, and activities. Attending to all these areas in your life can give long-term benefits for your mental and physical health and well-being.
All this being said there are also common struggles that come with maintaining these routines you build for yourself. Just because something is beneficial, doesn’t necessarily mean it is easy to do. Habits are easy to resort to, but they are harder to create which is why building and sticking to a routine can be difficult, and it is easier to default to old habits during the process of creating your new routine. This is why it is important to give yourself credit for all the victories you have during your recovery, no matter how small they are, they all count, and these victories may just be the motivation needed to keep pushing forward, as opposed to giving up because of the difficult aligned with it. The best way to avoid this is to ensure the routine you create is not too overwhelming and packed with things you must accomplish in a day. It is just as important to schedule your time so that you are not required to do anything.
When is it Time for an In-patient Recovery Program? Toronto, Ontario
Any of the stages above can be considered the right time for inpatient addiction treatment. Most likely at the point where tolerance levels change and the usage of alcohol or substances increases to accomplish a fix, is a point of concern where a change needs to be made to avoid addiction. At any point in time someone’s addiction, whatever stage they are in, is the right time to intervene. Wherever you are in your addiction, the point where you or your loved one decides to conquer your substance abuse is the right time to get help.
At Addiction Rehab Toronto our approach for in-patient addiction treatment is to use a wide variety of methods and recovery techniques to strive toward sobriety. Different options work for different people, and our methods are tailored to what will best help you through your recovery. Addiction treatment plans are monitored and adjusted as it is required through the in-patient process and aftercare.
The addiction treatment methods and techniques that we use include the following:
- One-on-one counselling
- Group counselling sessions
- Family counselling
- Meetings with social workers
- Recreational activities
- Relapse prevention
- Abstinence-based treatment
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Life skills
- Anger management
- Nutrition, physical fitness, and health/wellness
- Leadership training
- Sober living
- Art therapy
- Music therapy
- Self-portrait photography
- Introduction to the “Twelve Steps” program
A Day in the Life of Recovery at Addiction Rehab Toronto
Below is a sample of a hypothetical schedule of a patient who is a resident at Addiction Rehab Toronto, though this is not the schedule of every resident because every individual is different.
08:30 am – Wake up
09:00 am – Breakfast
09:30 am – Chores
10:00 am – Daily Reflections
11:00 am – Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Group
12:00 pm – Lunch
12:45 pm – One-on-One Counselling
02:00 pm – Yoga and Meditation
03:00 pm – Relapse Prevention Group
04:00 pm – Mandatory Fitness
05:00 pm – Dinner
06:00 pm – Team Building Activity
08:00 pm – Art Therapy
09:00 pm – Recreational Activity
10:30 pm – Personal Reflection
11:00 pm – Lights Out
If you or a loved one want to travel the road to sobriety, then become a resident at our in-patient addiction treatment facility. It is important to identify all aspects an addicted individual is suffering from because to achieve long-term sobriety, every aspect must be treated to be fully effective. This is the beginning of your recovery.
At Addiction Rehab Toronto, we can help you with your addiction and every aspect of your addiction. We will help you on your recovery journey.
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