People looking for residential alcohol rehab programs often wonder what they can do to enhance their experience in treatment. An individual’s involvement in core aspects of residential programs, such as those offered at Dreamlife Recovery, greatly increases their success rates. Here are some tips for taking advantage of central treatment components.
Attend Counseling Sessions
Regular attendance for counseling sessions provides information and prepares you for life after treatment.
Follow the Program Schedule
The daily schedule helps to provide the building blocks that create a strong foundation for sober living while teaching the individual the importance of having continuity, routine, and structure in their day.
Actively Participate in Workshops and Classes
The workshops and classes offered in our residential treatment program are critical for recovery and relapse prevention. A variety of classes are offered to our clients, allowing individuals to participate in activities they will find expressive and therapeutic.
Engage with Medical Staff
When speaking with medical staff who understand residential treatment, speak honestly and often. This helps them treat you in the most effective manner, speeding up and improving your recovery process.
Take Required Medications
Medications can often be an integral part of recovery treatment when used in conjunction with counseling, behavioral therapies, and aftercare. If and when prescribed, medications should be taken as part of a successful recovery plan.
Be Honest In Counseling
Some people may struggle with opening up and being honest about topics such as alcohol and drug addiction. The more honest you are about what you feel and think, the more you enable people to help you.
View Staff Members as Your Allies
The counselors and staff members at a residential treatment center are there because they’re dedicated to helping the people under their care. Viewing staff members as allies working toward a common goal of sobriety will help open up lines of communication and encourage working together as a team.
Consume Healthy Foods
The food you consume impacts your health and recovery. Healthy foods offered during rehab, such as lean protein, fresh fruits, and vegetables, support good health and provide much-needed energy for recovery and a sober living lifestyle.
Participate in Physical Activity
Exercise is one of the best natural sources of stress relief. Participating in classes or individual activities provides physical benefits and helps elevate a person’s mood.
Learn Relaxation Techniques
DreamLife Recovery offers a variety of relaxation therapy classes ranging from art therapy to yoga. You will benefit more from your rehab experience by trying different relaxation methods and using them after leaving our inpatient substance abuse facility.
During residential addiction treatment here in Donegal, PA, we encourage clients to become their own advocates. Asking questions and participating in discussions can provide important information that benefits you throughout recovery.
Create a Sobriety Plan for Aftercare
As part of a client’s transition to life after treatment, you will work on a plan for lifelong sobriety with your counselor. Contributing to the plan helps you get the most out of your recovery plan.