Before we learn about the depth and complexity of everything that is involved with the journey of recovery through addiction treatment, we typically see addiction as a problem with a singular solution: we have to stop abusing drugs and alcohol. Quickly, we learn that addiction and alcoholism are about much more than drinking or using drugs. In fact, the substance use itself is one of the smallest parts of the equation, though the action holds the greatest consequence. We hear sentiments about how our drinking and drug use isn’t the problem itself, but the symptom of a deeper problem. Abusing substances isn’t just something we do inspired by nothing more than a chemical reaction to mind altering substances. Men who turn to substance abuse have multi-layered, multi-dimensional contributing factors to their addiction from every area of their lives- genetics, upbringing, trauma, family, friends, economics, and much more.
The purpose of addiction treatment is not to get rid of addiction, because arguably, addiction cannot be gotten rid of entirely. What treatment does for men is help them undergo a process of self-exploration by looking to the past, looking to the future, and developing the skills necessary for effectively owning the present. By way of a variety of therapeutic modalities, men are able to discover the many thought processes, life events, and beliefs which contribute to their decision making regarding drugs and alcohol. Examining themselves more intimately, men learn how they function in mind and body, how they respond to the world, and how they can take control of their lives through empowering choices. Every single day men dive more deeply into their internal world, often meeting themselves for the first time.
We get much more than we bargain for when we choose an addiction treatment program like the one offered at Tree House Recovery. Changing our relationship to drugs and alcohol is just the cherry on top. The longer we stay sober and work on ourselves, the layers of reward in our life magnify.
Tree House Recovery of Orange County, California is a premier men’s addiction treatment facility that uses eight different modalities to help our men become the best versions of themselves they can be. We teach our men that every day of their journey is something to celebrate, and that recovery isn’t a sprint– it’s a marathon. By showing our men how to celebrate each day’s victories, we show them that self love isn’t about what we have or haven’t done. It’s about getting a little closer to where we want to be. To get started with Tree House Recovery, call us today at (855) 202-2138.