If you’ve recently began a treatment program, you may want to know everything you can about improving the chances of your success. You feel ready to start this new chapter in your life, and you have the determination to take whatever steps are needed. Sure – you may feel a little nervous, but that’s not going to stop you because you can see a brighter future ahead, waiting for you. Recovery is a beautiful chapter in your story, and it all starts now. There are many crucial factors for long-term success; several studies have been conducted that mention these:
- A program that focuses on more than treating the addiction – such as your financial stability, employment, home life, and more
- A program that yields greater access to healthy activities that are rewarding for the client – this could include hiking, walks, swimming, yoga, art therapy, gardening and more
- A program with a structured environment – daily activities that you are required to attend and participate in
- Incentives must be part of the program for the individual to feel justified in their efforts – such as movie vouchers or treats for reaching recovery goals
- Readiness to change – the perspective that you are willing to work hard for this change
- Belief in the ability to overcome obstacles – a level of hope and positivity that you will make it through, no matter how challenging recovery is at times
- Maintenance of psychological wellness – utilizing the tools you learn in your program
- Appropriate support network – through friends, family, peers and leaders in your program
- Adequate level of productivity each and every day – constantly staying active in something, whether through the program’s itinerary or on your own time (such as reading a book, learning an instrument, etc.)
- Recognizing the consequences of drug use – remembering that damages it has caused you and your family
Many people who have found success in recovery have spent a lot of time developing each of these areas. You may not have all of these factors right now, and that doesn’t mean that you will not succeed in recovery. These are all mainly components that you want to strive towards every day to benefit your progress. Don’t give up – the hard work will be worth it.
Therapy is a primary component of treatment for rehabilitation from a substance use disorder and/or mental health disorder. Attending treatment with certified clinicians and counselors is critical for a full recovery. At one of New Vista Behavioral Health’s treatment providers, you are receiving exceptional care, held to a higher standard. Our programs result in better outcomes, ensuring a better recovery. For information call us today: 888-316-3665.