Before you go to rehab for addiction, knowing what activities to expect can prevent added stress and anxiety. Recovery is hard work and a life-changing process. A variety of daily activities is offered in treatment, which provides structure and balance in a comfortable and serene environment.
A specialist will evaluate your physical and mental health and determine the best therapy for you, based on the results and your unique needs. A mental health evaluation can reveal any underlying reasons for your drug and alcohol addiction. Psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD may require medication and will be administered with medical supervision.
Daily structure leads to routine habits, and results in post-treatment healthy behavior. Treatment is highly structured with activities designed to help residents examine damaging beliefs, self-concepts, and destructive behavior patterns and adopt new, more harmonious and constructive ways to interact with others (Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment, n.d.).
Daily activities start with waking up early and eating a healthy breakfast. Outdoor activities connect you with an oxygen-rich environment in a fun, sober setting. Some activities include hiking, rock climbing, surfing, or even going to the beach. Other activities beneficial to treatment include holistic modalities, such as psychodrama, yoga, nutrition, and meditation.
In group therapy, you have the opportunity to meet others who struggle with addiction. People in the group share personal stories of addiction. Sharing experiences gives insight into the behavior that led to addiction and therapists can offer advice and suggestions.
Participating in therapy and other activities are excellent ways to focus on your well-being and increase mindfulness. Family therapy and counseling allow family members to communicate with each other in a loving and supportive environment. Keep all forms of communication open. It will take time to mend broken relationships.
Treatment helps you prepare for life outside of rehab. Recovery is hard work and requires dedication and determination. Recovery will last a lifetime and treatment gives you the tools you will need to adjust to life after the program ends
If you or your loved one is struggling with addiction, get help today. Nexus Recovery Services specializes in addiction treatment and is an exclusive experience for individuals who truly want to change. We encompass holistic therapy for the mind, body, and soul. Our mission is to provide tools and support for every client’s seamless transition into a meaningful and fulfilling life of sobriety. We offer a free and confidential consultation. Call us to get started: 310-881-9151