Georgetown TX

Addiction Treatment Center Serving the Georgetown TX Area

How Life Skills Help Lead to Long-Term Sobriety

Many drug and alcohol addiction centers used what are referred to as evidence-based treatment approaches, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, to address any underlying mental health issues that are believed to contribute to your cycle of addiction. A dual diagnosis is considered to be a motivating factor behind alcohol and drug addiction, yet many of those who complete these types of rehab programs fail to reintegrate into society and live healthy, fulfilling lives.

Why a Mental Health Focus May Not Be Enough

With substance abuse treatment that uses co-occurring disorders as the centerpiece of comprehensive treatment plans, you may learn how to perceive situations differently, but you may still be lacking in the practical life skills that help you along the journey of sober living. This is one reason why so many people re-enter drug rehab and intensive outpatient programs. At Any Length Retreat, we focus on helping you learn an entirely new set of principles and skills that carry you through the process of long-term recovery.

Recovery Begins With Connection

According to an article in Psychology Today, the root cause of addiction is a lack of connection, both to yourself and others. Any Length Retreat offers you the time needed to build and rebuild those critical connections that will help you overcome addiction. Becoming a part of a community that supports, validates, and acknowledges you while being safe from the pressures of modern life allows you to build strong, lasting bonds. You have the time to learn about yourself and how to best show the world who you are as a unique and valuable person.

Recovery Integration Coaching

Drug and alcohol addiction affects you financially, emotionally, and spiritually, and addiction also disrupts your ability to have healthy long-term relationships. Recovery Integration Coaching is a comprehensive approach that helps you learn key life skills in all these areas so that you are better prepared for your journey of sober living.

The foundation of this type of coaching is to help you find what makes you feel passionate and then arm you with the skills and confidence needed to translate those interests into fulfilling employment opportunities. Recovery Integration Coaching also helps you develop mindfulness, learn to better manage your finances, understand techniques for healthy relationships, and learn how to best use your time.

The Power of the 12 Steps

The 12-step program has been an integral part of addiction recovery since 1935, and today it remains one of the most powerful tools for overcoming drug and alcohol addiction. The reason that the 12-step program is so effective is that it helps people improve social skills.

In a 12-step setting, you connect with others like you who can validate your experiences and also show you new ways of living. You may also discover your triggers for addiction as you come to rely on the 12 steps and your fellow program participants for support. The 12-step program is the long-term, consistent support structure that provides recovering addicts with the social stability that they need most.

How Sober Living Helps You Transition

Drug and alcohol rehab treatment programs often provide short-term support before releasing recovering addicts back into their normal lives. Even with intensive outpatient programs, this transition is too abrupt in many cases, allowing people to slip back into addictive behaviors.

Sober living facilities provide an intermediate step in recovery, combining the support needed for managing addiction while gradually transitioning back into normal life. Sober living allows you to continue to focus on your emotional and spiritual health care while managing a small number of new daily responsibilities.

For more information on our addiction treatment programs in Georgetown, TX, contact Any Length Retreat today.

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