Recovery is a crucial time to focus on yourself and develop the tools you need to overcome challenges. If you haven’t sought treatment yet, there are several things that you need to be sure you incorporate into your life if you want to succeed. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) notes the following as necessary components to the life and well-being of your recovery journey:
- Self-direction: A 2016 study titled “Participants’ Assessment of the Impact of Behavioral Health Self-Direction on Recovery” found that participants who exercised self-direction reported better quality of life, higher levels of life satisfaction, and higher rates of community tenure.
- Individualized and person-centered: Such as with self-direction, person-centered treatment allows for a person to have a say in their recovery and modality of treatment. The more person-centered and self-directed treatment is, the more a person can be invested in their own growth.
- Empowerment: Along with being person-centered and self-directed, individuals who are supported in making these choices and are educated in the choices they make have a higher chance for success in recovery.
- Holistic: The mind, body, spirit, and community are all involved when it comes to addiction and recovery; all aspects of life should be embraced during this time, including housing, social networks, employment, education, mental health, health care treatment, family support, and more.
- Non-linear: The American Psychological Association states that recovery isn’t a step-by-step process but rather a continual growth with setbacks and learning from all experiences.
- Strengths-based: Recovery is meant to reel in and focus on a person’s capacities, resiliencies, talents, coping abilities, and inherent worth. Through this, a person can thrive in recovery at their fullest potential.
- Peer support: Individual, group, and family therapy all lend support to a person in recovery. These forms of therapy provide the person with a sense of belonging – which is crucial for a person to grow.
- Responsibility: Individuals in recovery should be able to take responsibility for their own actions and to appropriately identify coping strategies to promote their own happiness and wellbeing.
- Hope: NAMI states that hope is “the catalyst of the recovery process and provides the essential and motivating message of a positive future.”
Simple Recovery is a world-renowned, California state-licensed substance abuse recovery treatment center. We believe in holistic recovery, meaning that we will help you develop the tools you need to restore your mind, body, and spirit. Make the decision to place your recovery as top priority today, and call us at 888-743-0490 for a consultation.