Do you engage in social media as a way to stay in contact with friends and family? Are you struggling to realize that you are going to need residential treatment programs and be away from all of your friends and family? Social media and recovery can work together to give you the support you need. At Crestview Recovery, a key component of our services is to help you maintain the positive relationships in your life.
How Support Matters
Socializing is an important human behavior. Feeling connected to other people, including family and friends, helps us to stay mentally fit and happy. When you enter into a drug and alcohol rehab center, it may become harder than you realize to have that support. That is why you may want to embrace social media and recovery resources available to you.
Socializing Reduces Stress
One of the most important reasons to engage in social media is because it can help to reduce some of your stress. Watching what other people are doing matters to you. Feeling as though you can reach out with a funny joke or just like a picture can help you to feel as though you belong. Most important, socializing allows you to reduce some of the stress that’s on your mind during recovery at an alcohol treatment center. It can help to reduce the stress hormone cortisol present in your bloodstream.
Social media does not take the place of drug and addiction treatment programs. It also does not reduce your need to have a mentor and to work with in-person recovery teams. Going to meetings is important. However, social media can offer another layer of support for you when you are in recovery. You can reach out to one of the main groups dedicated to drug and alcohol addiction so that you can continuously work on improving yourself and your substance abuse treatment.
Utilize these groups how you see fit. They may help you with:
- Getting encouragement from other people (and giving it, too!)
- Maintaining stability in your day-to-day life
- Remaining connected with people who are going through the same types of risks you have
- Motivation to keep going on those hard days
- A place to share the good things that you’ve accomplished
Social media and recovery can be a positive thing. The key here is to ensure it does not put you in a bad position. For example, if it allows you to connect to people who are using drugs and alcohol, that’s not safe. It may also put you at risk of being exposed to use that could be a trigger for relapse. It may introduce new forms of stress into your life too. That’s why it is so important to join the right types of groups to support you.
Social media can be a form of group support. It can be there to help you when you need it. Yet, it is only one component of a larger picture. At Crestview Recovery, we provide you with the professional services and resources you need to ensure you remain on the right path forward. We encourage you to utilize all of our programs and therapies to achieve your best outcome through a strong and healthy recovery.
- 12-step recovery program
- Mindfulness meditation therapy
- Individual therapy programs
- Dual diagnosis therapy
- Holistic drug therapy
Call Crestview Recovery
Social media and recovery sometimes go hand-in-hand. Yet, what is most important is having access to the right type of care for your needs. Our team at Crestview Recovery can offer you the resources necessary to help you heal. Reach out to us today for an assessment when you call 866.262.0531.