More often than not, people check into a treatment facility with the intention of staying for the average rehabilitation length; 28 days. To think that the recovery process only lasts a month is underestimating the journey you’re about to take. Usually, rehabilitation under supervision lasts up to around 90 days. Yet, it continues throughout the rest of your life.
Maybe you have a loved one entering treatment for their addiction. Or maybe you’re addicted yourself and are looking for a way to handle the process. There are three separate factors that all correlate to help influence addicts stay motivated through treatment.
● Individual engagement
● Facility engagement
● Intensive interventions
Through these three factors, your treatment process will not only be successful but also reassure the motivation behind such a life changing decision.
There are instances where addicts are forced into treatment and, in the end, don’t recover. This has much to do with their lack of individual engagement.
One of the most important steps in recovery is an individual making the decision to quit themselves. If you desire to change your life in this regard, there’s more of an inclination to carry out the steps that proceed.
Addicts who find themselves in a full recovery are often self-motivated by their own ambition. This is why individual engagement is so important.
To ensure a successful treatment, here’s a list of some ways in which an individual can stay engaged:
● Support from loved ones
● Motivated to make a change
● Pressures from outside sources (work, relationships, criminal justice system)
Though an individual can’t necessarily be held responsible for a facility’s engagement, the facility in question is still your choice. This is why it’s vital for you to pick the right facility for your treatment.
Without the right engagement, an addict may lose faith in their abilities and never recover. When deciding upon a facility, look out for these key factors:
● Cooperative treatment plan
● Clear and concise treatment expectations
● Positive and promising therapeutical relationships with the staff
● Professional resources available (medicinal, social service, psychiatric)
One of the most difficult aspects of addiction is an individual is forced to change direct areas of their personality. To go from high to sobriety may be a change in itself, but that change carries along with it a load of minor changes. With this, some individuals get unmotivated to make the change and end up dealing with intensive interventions.
When these situations come into play, those around the individual must know to step up and say something. Whether it be a family member, a faculty staff, a friend, a counselor, or even a co-worker, everyone in the individual’s life must remind him/her that he’s/she’s not on this journey alone. This gives off the impression of care in one’s life and care alone has the ability to motivate someone.
There have been instances where addicts attempt to get out of treatment, even if they had put themselves into it. Often, the change seems too radical for them to handle. It is important that we never let an individual feel undetermined about themselves and to lift them up in times of desperation.
If you or anyone you know has the desire to make this change, please feel free to call Stonewall Institute Treatment Center at 602-535-6468 for more information on treatment. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.