01 Jan The Benefits of Destination Rehab Part 1
Addiction is a mental disease that has affected the lives of millions of Americans, and many more people around the world. Because of this, it is imperative to fight this disease and help so many people reclaim their lives. There is no one single best way to approach addiction recovery that will work for everyone. The road to total recovery is a very personal one, and each person will find that their journey and treatment will need to be unique. However, strategy for recovery that has worked for many people is to leave their homes and head somewhere else for their treatment. This is called destination rehab, and there are many benefits for undergoing it…
Get away from a risky environment
Oftentimes, people get wrapped in the throes of addiction because their home lives put them at a higher risk of substance abuse. People are far more likely to develop alcohol dependence, or an addiction to other substances, if their parents, friends, spouses, siblings, or other loved ones are also addicts. Not only does this increase the chances of developing an addiction, but it makes it incredibly difficult to start down the path of recovery, because your home environment and social circle contribute to risky behavior. However, destination rehab allows you to get away from an unhealthy foundation, and presents an opportunity to reflect upon your home life and any chaos it presents to you.
Destination rehab presents a more spiritual experience
There is, inherently, a spiritual side to addiction recovery and the treatment we must take to empower it. Recovery is the process of momentous change inside of us, and it is impossible to undertake this journey without first appeasing the soul. Sometimes, it can be hard to engage our spiritual side and truly think about how the spirit plays into our relationship with addiction when we are caught up in the haze of our day-to-day lives. Destination rehab provides people with distance from their everyday life and offers a spiritual experience that they couldn’t find at home.
Focus on recovery
At home, there are so many distractions that can get in the way of treatment. Although a traditional outpatient program works for many people, there are times when people need an opportunity to break away from all of the distractions of their typical life. Destination rehab programs allow patients to truly focus on their recovery by putting them in an environment that is entirely designed to help them fight their dependence on dangerous substances, and can give them the leverage they need to gain control of their lives.
Continued in Part 2.