Your addiction is unique to you. In the same ways, addiction recovery unfolds differently for you than others. This is why it’s so important that your addiction recovery programs provide the individualized treatment you need for lasting recovery. You must also invest and engage in your recovery, gaining as much as possible from your time in treatment.
Although you gain support from others walking the same path as you, always remember your recovery journey is yours alone. What works for others won’t necessarily work for you. Do you need an addiction treatment program? Call us today at 866.262.0531 for more information.
What Is Addiction Recovery?
Addiction recovery is abstinence from addictive substances. However, there’s more to recovery than this. According to the experts of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), recovery is the “process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives and strive to reach their full potential.” SAMHSA goes on to provide four signs of healthy recovery. These include:
- Ability to address problems as they arise, without using drugs or alcohol and without becoming over-stressed
- Having at least one completely honest relationship
- Having personal boundaries, knowing the difference between your issues and those of others
- Taking time to restore personal physical, mental and emotional energy when needed
Quality addiction recovery programs help you learn how to achieve these signs of healthy recovery. This journey usually refers to three stages of addiction recovery. According to many resources, three stages of recovery include the first 90 days, early recovery and maintaining recovery. The first 90 days are the time when you learn how to stay sober, as well as how to live a healthy life, in addiction recovery programs.
How You Gain Lasting Recovery in Addiction Recovery Programs
SAMHSA also identifies the guiding principles of healthy recovery from drugs or alcohol. These principles are things clients gain or enhance in the addiction recovery program where they gain treatment.
Some of these guiding principles of recovery include:
Hope leads to recovery
Recovery programs that help you build hope also help you achieve recovery. You need to gain treatment from a program that instills hope for a better future.
Recovery is individually driven
You need self-determination and self-direction for recovery. You also need your own goals and an individually-designed path to those goals.
There are many pathways to recovery
Your needs are unique, just as your strengths, preferences, background, and goals are your own. You have suffered your own life traumas, affecting your road to recovery. All of these unique parts of your life come together to build the path you must take to healthy recovery.
You must heal your whole life
Whole-person wellness includes your mind, body, and spirit. You need to work on recovery for all of these areas. Rehab programs providing holistic therapies help you get there. But you also need recovery from past traumas, to go forward into a healthy life.
Recovery requires support
You need others involved in your recovery through support groups, mutual sharing, socialization, and interpersonal relationships.
Respect is important in recovery
Seeking recovery is courageous. You need a positive sense of self, belief in yourself and respect from others for your journey.
Getting What You Need from Recovery in the Pacific Northwest
In the Pacific Northwest, Crestview Recovery provides programs for healthy, whole-person addiction recovery. Programs at Crestview Recovery include:
Partial hospitalization programs for addiction offer an intermediate level of care, providing more structure and support than an outpatient program but less than a residential treatment option. This type of program is ideal for individuals who require more of an intensive treatment than outpatient care can provide but are not yet ready to commit to a residential program.
Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) can be an effective alternative to inpatient rehab or residential treatment facilities, offering flexibility and affordability while still providing the support needed to help individuals build healthy habits and stay sober long-term. IOPs can also help patients transition back into their community after completing a residential program.
Outpatient treatment allows individuals to continue living at home while receiving the help they need from professionals. During outpatient treatment, people will visit a therapist and/or psychiatrist for appointments and receive medication when needed. Other services may include group therapy, individual counseling, and support groups. With outpatient treatment, individuals can get the help they need while still living their day-to-day life.
Aftercare programs help people maintain abstinence after they have completed inpatient or outpatient treatment, as well as support individuals through relapse prevention plans and helping them to stay connected with a sobriety network. This type of program can help people stay on track in their recovery and build a strong, supportive network of peers and professionals to lean on during difficult times.
Extended care is a form of addiction treatment that provides continued support beyond the initial recovery process. It includes ongoing therapy, education, and monitoring to help individuals stay on track with their recovery journey.
Gender-specific treatment for addiction is designed to address the unique needs of men and women recovering from substance use disorder. It focuses on understanding gender differences in terms of risk factors, triggers for relapse, and co-occurring disorders such as depression or anxiety.
Don’t Wait to Address Your Addiction
If you or someone you love is ready for lasting recovery from drugs or alcohol, Crestview Recovery provides the programs you need. People from all over the Pacific Northwest put their faith in our Portland drug rehab center. Join them, for the recovery you truly deserve. Call Crestview Recovery now at (866) 580-4160.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.