The recovery process isn’t a hundred meter dash. Recovery is lifelong, and we’re constantly learning, growing, and evolving. That’s why addiction treatment provides us with the tools and techniques to not just beat active addiction– but to manage recovery and abstinence from drugs and alcohol for the rest of our lives.
In addiction recovery, practice isn’t necessarily about doing everything perfectly, or never making any mistakes. In fact, the treatment facility is the one place where we don’t have to be afraid to make mistakes. It’s learning from our mistakes that helps us evolve in our recovery. Practice in addiction recovery means refining the strategies we learn to lead healthy, addiction-free lives by repeating them over and over again, until they become second nature. Concepts like mindfulness, fitness, teamwork, and healthy socialization can be translated over many different modalities, and the more comfortable we become with each concept, the more likely we’ll practice it post-treatment.
There’s no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to the best way to manage addiction. In fact, that’s one of the reasons why treatment spans so many different modalities. Because life is often out of our control and we can never be too sure what may come our way, it’s important that we practice a range of strategies in order to build a powerful arsenal that fits our specific situations.
For every challenge we may face on our recovery journey, there’s always a healthy strategy we can use to overcome it. By practicing strategies in different treatment modalities, choosing the right one for the right situation becomes almost second nature, and we can find ourselves deftly handling situations that may have stumped us in the past. Additionally, refining the strategies we learn in treatment can help us figure out which particular strategies work best with our strengths for the best results.
In addiction treatment, practice doesn’t necessarily mean getting things perfect all the time, but it does help us create a perfect arsenal of strategies to use no matter what life throws at us.
Tree House Recovery is a men’s addiction treatment center in Costa Mesa, California that teaches clients the importance of training and practicing strategies that will last way after graduation has come and gone. The recovery process is a marathon, not a sprint. The strategies we learn today aren’t just for the now. They’re for forever. Call us at (855) 202-2138 to see how we can help you today.