5 Ways to Dive Into Substance Addiction Therapy

Aug 18, 2022

There are some key techniques used through forms of experimental therapy that can help you discover the best treatment path for you and understand how to best immerse yourself into the lifestyle of recovery. By implementing these different aspects and keeping them in mind when diving into substance addiction therapy, you can set yourself up for success.

#1. Engage With Family

At Renaissance Ranch, family is a critical component in the ultimate goal of recovery. With the help and support of your family members and working with them to overcome your addiction, the family unit as a whole can grow alongside you. Family support can help alleviate the stress of which treatment option is best for you. Many aspects of recovery are experimental, but by engaging with your family, you can maintain a strong support system to help find your best recovery path.

Many individuals come into substance addiction therapy with some level of a negative relationship with their family members. As addiction often causes hardships within the family unit, treatment is a great time and place to repair those relationships. As you move forward as alumni, we hope that you and your family continue to grow together.

#2. Take It One Day at a Time

During treatment, it can be challenging to view your end goal and long-term success at any given moment. There is a lot that needs to be accomplished when overcoming addiction, and the process may seem near impossible at times. Stepping back and taking things one day at a time can help you feel the satisfaction from the small accomplishments along the way to achieving your long-term goals.

As alumni, you may fall into a state of wondering where to go next. Many of the long-term goals set after overcoming struggles in treatment may seem far out of reach, as they may be accomplished later in life. Continuing to take things one day at a time and accomplishing minor goals for the day can help you stay on track to achieving your long-term goals without feeling major burnout.

#3. Follow Your Faith

Addiction often leaves you with many different compulsions or negative habits. Often, these actions go against the core of your faith and who you wish to be as an individual. Keeping a faith-based focus throughout your life and recovery can help you understand the larger picture of your addiction and the meaning of overcoming it.

By implementing aspects of faith into your recovery process, you are increasing your chances of long-term success. Seventy-three percent of addiction recovery programs are focused on a faith-based structure because of their high success rate. Through your belief in God and following your faith, adjusting to new aspects and immersing yourself in substance addiction therapy can be much easier to overcome mentally.

#4. Don’t Give Up

This step follows along greatly with following your faith and taking things one day at a time, as each of these steps helps you to avoid reaching the point of giving up. When working through addiction, there will be multiple moments of ups and downs. During the “down” days, it can be easy to develop negative emotions towards the process and lean toward giving up on yourself altogether.

Don’t give up on yourself. As hard as the process may seem at some points, each of these challenges is only temporary. Think about how much you have already overcome to get to where you are today. Someday you will look back upon the challenges you are currently facing and feel proud of yourself as you overcome future endeavors. 

#5. Take Care of Yourself

Self-care is a strong focal point throughout the process of recovery and overcoming addiction. To move away from the negative influences of addiction, it is essential to take care of your body, mind, and spirit. Implementing different practices of self-care throughout the remainder of your recovery and as alumni, you can ensure you are giving yourself the best potential opportunities for success. You are overcoming these obstacles to reach your goals and desires. Implementing self-care is a great way to push you forward with this success.

As you work to keep your mind and body healthy, you may notice how your health positively affects those within your support system. As your family sees you in a healthy place, it encourages them to do the same. Each of these techniques comes back around to a full circle, each influencing the others. By adapting these techniques as alumni, you can help keep yourself on the path to success and feel more comfortable within the recovery process.

Fully immersing yourself in treatment and therapy can be an overwhelming adjustment. Using these five simple techniques, you can adjust to a new form of therapy and continue down the path of success. Engaging with your family, taking things one day or one step at a time, following your faith, not giving up, and focusing on self-care can help you immerse yourself in the idea of substance addiction therapy. By continuing to work through your recovery process and following life on a spiritual basis, you can continue your fantastic recovery success. There are always more positive attributes that can be implemented into your everyday lifestyle to help you continue the success you have made and reach new goals. To learn more about how you can dive deep into substance addiction therapy, reach out to Renaissance Ranch today at (801) 308-8898.