You may not pay much attention to the environment in which you seek out addiction treatment, other than ensuring it meets some minimums of comfort, safety or confidentiality. But your surroundings during addiction treatment can make a big difference in the success of your rehab, so it’s important to weigh your options when possible and make a decision that seems best for you. Here are three reasons your environment matters during addiction treatment.
1. It Separates You From the Triggers of Daily Life
A huge benefit of inpatient drug or alcohol rehab treatment is that it sets you apart from your daily life for a time. Some people see this as a concern: You’ll be apart from your occupation, your social structure, and even your family for a few weeks or, in the case of long-term rehab programs, maybe even months. But this doesn’t have to be a negative.
The right rehab environment lets you feel comfortable enough to settle in while also removing you from a daily environment that was home to triggers for substance abuse. By putting space between that daily environment and your new location, you are better able to work on identifying what those triggers are and begin developing healthier coping mechanisms for dealing with them.
Addiction environments that are too “close” to home don’t provide this benefit. In some cases, that means geographic closeness. Some individuals find it effective to seek rehab away from their own homes, and Beachway’s coastal location is an ideal retreat whether you’re from the south Florida area or coming from upstate or even out-of-state.
2. It Creates a Therapeutic Ambiance for Healing
Your addiction treatment environment should be one that provides a therapeutic ambiance for you, and that’s certainly different for each person. Sometimes, individuals dealing with drug addiction or substance abuse disorders are also dealing with issues of guilt or trying to overcome actions and consequences related to drug use. They may feel like they don’t deserve to seek rehab in a nice setting, but a comfortable environment helps you focus more on your treatment. That helps increase your chance of success with recovery.
You can find comfortable, therapeutic environments in all types of drug rehab programs, and it’s a good idea to look for programs that match your personal preferences and needs. At Beachway, we provide resort-style accommodations near the beach. Our holistic treatment plans include options such as yoga and fitness, acupuncture, equine therapy, music and art activities, and nutrition education, as well as group and individual therapy. Plus, our compassionate, experienced staff work alongside you to create a therapeutic environment that supports your treatment plan.
3. It’s Safe
Safety is always an important considering when choosing where to detox or go through rehab. This is one reason why you should seek professional assistance and consider inpatient treatment for drug addiction. It’s not always safe to deal with detox and withdrawal symptoms on your own. At Beachway, our staff is fully licensed and trained to provide treatment for those dealing with addiction to a range of substances, including alcohol, prescription drugs, heroin, cocaine, and meth. We also provide safe treatment for dual diagnoses, including for individuals who may be dealing with both a substance abuse disorder and a mental health disorder. Our professionals work with you to develop an individual treatment plan that meets your needs and helps you seek sobriety in a safe way; that includes medically assisted detox when applicable.