Why Aftercare Is Essential For Your Recovery

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The North Hills Treatment Center was founded in 2017.  Its specialties include a residential drug & and alcohol facility, holistic treatment, and treating the resistant addict.  An addicted person has a complex illness causing psychological illness, spiritual and interpersonal alienation from friends and families, and disruption of biological function. The founders of North Hills Addiction Treatment Center have constructed an exhaustive and demanding treatment designed to treat the multidimensional problems using an evidence-based protocol. Both Eastern and Western philosophies of methods of healing are employed.  The program is designed to explore the causes of addictive behavior and to treat the treatment-resistant addict to recover.

Examples of treatment resistance are when the client:

1  Simply answers “no” to any drug use, and will not give any details.
2. Is uncomfortable to discuss substance use on an intake form
3.  Is ashamed or embarrassed if there is any recommendation to change substance abuse behavior.
4. Is ambivalent to any idea of changing substance use behavior.
5. Is upset and argumentative when substance use behavior is discussed,.
6.  Resists any referral for additional assessment.
7.  Puts up barriers to a referral appointment.
8.  Resists any idea of going into substance abuse treatment.
9.  Shows no progress with efforts to change.

To overcome treatment resistance behavior, the treatment program incorporates and integrates knowledge, experience, and information in the field of addictions. The North Hills Addiction Treatment Center has designed a Program of substance abuse and alcohol treatment services that has no effective competition.  While a 30-day treatment schedule is effective for the majority of its clients, there are clients who require more intensive residential care for those who are resistive to treatment.  These clients are best treated in our residential detoxification program to reach sobriety.

Holistic Treatment

North Hills Treatment Center treats the whole person, concentrating on the body, mind, spirit, and emotions to gain a proper balance in life.  According to Socrates (4th Century B.C.) “the part can never be well unless the whole is well.”  The Holistic approach balances the mind and the body, focusing on emotional and spiritual well-being to achieve physical health through self-healing, which concentrates on lifestyle modifications.   A popular holistic treatment is an herbal medicine which emphasizes holistic balance.  Finally, family outreach is essential in a holistic treatment approach.

What Is Aftercare?

When an individual successfully leaves a treatment program, there is a procedure to ensure that the individual continues in a vigorous state of recovery.   Aftercare is designed to counter any relapse and to position an individual to make a positive transition into society and be able to take care of themselves in a work environment.
North Hills Addiction Treatment Center has a support team of its clinicians, families of addicts (former) and valuable peer-based recovery groups.  It is important that should be a plan for any future treatment which should build up the confidence of the person that he or she has continued support ad new life opportunities present themselves.  Group therapy is available which reinforces recovery
and sobriety.

The Risk of Relapse

Relapse is a significant problem and answers about why people relapse being sought through research.  A relapse may signal a return to more extensive treatment.  While there are no quartes that a former addict will relapse there are measures a person can take to predict that a relapse is coming.  To guard an against, a relapse one should avoid specific triggers that were one of the causes of the addiction in the first place, such as:

1. If your addiction is alcohol, stay out of bars and do not associate with people who drink excessively.
2.  Learn to cope, through single or group therapy with those emotional circumstances that could cause the relapse such as staying away or do not associate with a failed relationship.
3.  If you suffer from PTSD, generalized anxiety disorder or a Bipolar Disorder, fill your mind with more positive thoughts, or do not go to the place that is associated with your emotional illness and take your medications regularly.  There is no cure for a Bipolar Disorder, so a lifetime of treatment would be necessary.

Ways To Prevent Relapse

As stated,  the best way to avoid a relapse is to avoid triggers, find support from individuals who are coping with the same issues such as Alcoholics Anonymous, develop an exercise program and healthy eating habits, and the most important thing always be on guard and not be compliant because relapse is possible and it is very easy to fall back into old behaviors.  While continued treatment may be the only way you can avoid a relapse, it is import to realize that an aftercare program is the only way you can make a genuine transition to a new life.

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