A treatment facility on a beach, in some ways, seems counterintuitive at first glance because it is so different from many treatment settings. However, a treatment facility located in Rosarito that addresses addiction and mental health is incredibly effective. The setting allows clients to enjoy and benefit from nature while in treatment, integrating multiple holistic and evidence-based treatments.
The Beautiful Location of Rosarito
Located just 15-20 minutes south of the United States border, Twilight Recovery Center’s facility in Rosarito has a very different feel from close cities like San Diego. Rosarito is known for its beach paradise feel, providing the location for fun activities like surfing, riding horses, scuba diving, and more.
The setting also provides a sense of relaxation, allowing visitors to take a long exhale as they watch the ocean waves rolling in. Ultimately Rosarito is a vacation paradise, and while treatment is not easy, being in a place of joy and calm can help the process.
Mental Health and Addiction Treatment in Rosarito
Mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment can include many aspects. Each client will need and want different therapeutic approaches and modalities, and finding what works best for you is most important. The success of your treatment can be improved by the setting the facility is located in. Below we will outline a few ways that Rosarito could help you or your loved one thrive in and beyond treatment.
Nature and Beaches
Rosarito is set on a beautiful beach, allowing clients to spend time in and around nature. This aspect is essential for both mental health and SUD treatment.
A growing amount of research shows us that nature, beaches included, can improve mental health disorders and SUD. Being in nature can help to increase calm and decrease stress. While in treatment, this can help integrate new habits and coping mechanisms. Being in nature is a healthy coping mechanism for stress and a skill that, when incorporated into your life, can decrease the chances of substance abuse.
Beaches are particularly helpful for mental health. Waterscapes are natural environments with water, streams, lakes, oceans, etc. Research has found that waterscapes have a healing impact on people, increasing psychological resilience. They promote mental health and, therefore, can improve recovery.
This is particularly true if a client is recovering from a dual diagnosis. Beaches help to improve overall mental health, decreasing symptoms of common co-existing disorders like anxiety or depression.
Part of treatment and recovery is learning how to cope and find joy without the use of substances. Abstaining from one or many substances is the goal of treatment. However, it is often not simple.
Addiction is not only a physical dependence but also a coping strategy. Discovering new activities that you can do and enjoy sober can help to maintain long-term sobriety. Learning to have fun without substances can feel hard, and that’s normal. However, in the correct environment, it can feel effortless. It might look like joining a group for scuba therapy or taking a walk on the beach.
Enjoyment in physical movement is also beneficial. A study published in 2020 found that a walking or running program improved SUD recovery. While you do not have to walk or run, this study provides evidence of movement as a method to improve recovery.
A treatment center on a beach provides many options for movement and exercise that can bring joy. These are tools that not only help in treatment, but as you discover what you like, you can take that knowledge back into your life.
Healing for the Mind, Body, and Spirit
You know the feeling when you can fully relax. Your mind, body, and spirit can integrate and just be where you are. Healing from addiction requires addressing all of these parts.
Clients at Twilight Recovery Center are encouraged to find their voice in the treatment process, learning to take the steps that are helpful for them to be successful in treatment. This may include some of the following:
- Equine therapy
- Scuba therapy
- Individual and family counseling
- 12-Step programs or non-12-Step programs
Location matters in healing. If you imagine yourself in a crowded hospital, you may notice your shoulders tensing or your health rate increasing. Now imagine yourself on a beach, looking out at the sunset or sunrise. You hear birds and the even tempo of the ocean waves and can relax and exhale. The setting of Twilight Recovery Center is not accidental. We want our clients to have as many tools available as possible to increase their ability to heal.