The decision to recover from substances is also a decision to change. As a result, our vision of our future shifts once we leave substance abuse in the past. After an era of addiction clouding your judgment, how can you reestablish yourself and discover what comes next? Learn how Healing Pines Recovery gives you the tools you need to rediscover yourself and your goals.
Addiction and Demotivation: How to Overcome
Unfortunately, motivation can be inconsistent. Once driven to make a change, there may come a time when you begin to lose focus on why you decided to become sober. It can be hard to remember what motivated you in the early stages of recovery. Perhaps you still haven’t found that motivational force to end your addiction. Whatever it may be, channeling that optimism for a sober future can feel almost impossible. Yet, there are multiple ways you can overcome a plateau or mental block between you and sobriety.
Remember that substance abuse can change your brain and how it works. Reframing your mind will take continuous effort, but this doesn’t have to be a lone struggle. Daily affirmations and creating plans for a sober future can help train your mind to see rehabilitation as a much-needed journey. Meanwhile, building a support system can help remind you why you decided to recover and keep you motivated. Whether it be family, friends, or a substance abuse support group, having someone by your side can make a world of difference.
How Rehabilitation Restores Your Mindset
The choice to combat a drug or alcohol addiction is difficult, perhaps daunting, or overwhelming. Still, it’s also something to be cherished because you can look forward to starting the path to recovery and a better quality of life. Even after completing detox, the process of treating addiction doesn’t exactly come to a close. Most of the time, detox alone is insufficient for a full recovery. Treatment for your emotional well-being and the possible cause of addiction is essential for rehabilitation.
That’s why pairing detox with personalized counseling can help maintain your motivation for sobriety. Not all therapeutic treatments work for every person. That’s why at Healing Pines Recovery, we offer various forms of counseling, including one-on-one therapy, group therapy, 12-Step recovery, and family therapy. Alongside these traditional forms of therapy, our expert staff offers holistic therapeutic programs, including:
- Animal-assisted therapy
- Physical therapy
- Outdoor experiential therapy
- Horticulture therapy
- Yoga and tai chi
- Mindfulness and meditation
Practicing Mindfulness at Healing Pines
Meditation and mindfulness exercises are essential for maintaining mental, physical, and spiritual balance. It’s simpler to connect with our motivation and skills that we’ve learned to stay clean the more we get to know ourselves, our thought patterns, and our routines.
We highlight our clients’ energy as well as the energy of the entire group. With mindfulness exercises throughout the day, we channel our internal well-being and recenter our focus. Participants can practice meditation in the morning and evening, some in a communal environment and others privately. Our group mindfulness activities include guided meditation, daily reflections, dream interpretation, pottery, art therapy, and outdoor experiential treatment.
We use a variety of outdoor activities as part of our healing processes. It’s essential to have a healthy thought process and way of life to have a positive outlet for your emotions and energy. On the 40-acre Ranch, we have a variety of activities available, including disc golf, mountain biking, pickleball, basketball, foosball, pool, and hiking trails.
Planning and Enjoying Life After Treatment
Life after treatment can feel jarring. It’s easy to think that you simply aren’t ready for life outside of treatment. Ultimately, we have to start our daily sober lives and utilize the skills we learned during treatment. Sobriety is a journey with ups and downs. Staying sober is an ongoing journey, but that doesn’t mean your life has to lose all its fun.
By making a plan for post-treatment life, you can better understand what lies ahead. It’s crucial to create a strategy to stay sober, whether you’re finishing an outpatient program or coming home after inpatient rehab. Before addiction treatment is completed, you should consult with your therapist to plan how you’ll continue on the right path to recovery. For many clients, having a plan that calls for ongoing care following treatment increases their likelihood of remaining sober.
At Healing Pines Recovery, we offer plenty of access to learning new hobbies and passions. From art to sports, you can continue to carry these enjoyable activities with you even after treatment. With the right support system, positive mindset, and fulfilling hobbies, you can maintain your motivation and plan for a bright future ahead.
Staying motivated can be a struggle, but you don’t have to do it alone. Life during and after recovery requires a strong support system. Healing Pines Recovery’s compassionate team of mental health professionals can help guide you. Besides addiction treatment, we’ll help you plan for life outside of our picturesque lodge.
By preparing yourself for daily life, you can plan a future you may have once never thought possible. Each and every Healing Pines client is given a personalized rehabilitation schedule. Our team of specialists examines the client’s past medical history, current symptoms, and medication usage in addition to identifying the person’s intrinsic strengths and weaknesses.
The distinctive treatment strategy used by Healing Pines Recovery is built around encouraging and assisting people as they forge their own paths to recovery. Discover how Healing Pines Recovery can uplift your future by calling us at (720) 575-2621.