Although time spent in detox and residential treatment is crucial, residential treatment is only the beginning. But during this initial phase of treatment, we begin working with our clients to address the feelings that were previously managed through substance abuse, often by extolling the benefits of delayed gratification.
After months or years in the throes of addiction, the first days and weeks of sobriety can be difficult. The pain and suffering that were long masked by compulsive substance abuse often come rushing to the surface as drugs and alcohol are expelled from the body. At Discover Recovery, the management of withdrawal symptoms is a major focus. However, we do not take a punitive approach toward the cessation of substance use. Instead, we provide not just safety but also comfort during detoxification.
To facilitate our mission, we created a safe space for healing, especially during the very volatile period of early recovery. However, much like developing an addiction, nobody achieves sustainable recovery overnight.
Additionally, we endeavor to amend outdated and inaccurate attitudes toward Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and addiction. Those who have become addicted to alcohol, drugs, or even maladaptive behaviors like gambling or sex don’t suffer from a moral deficiency. Rather, addiction is a chronic brain illness that, while incurable, can be treated, which is a fact that’s at the heart of our humanistic approach towards treating those afflicted with addictive disorders.