Timeline for Withdrawal Symptoms

What Is the Timeline for Withdrawal Symptoms?

If you or a loved one has been suffering from substance use disorder (SUD), detoxing may seem like a daunting experience. However, it is a vital step if you want to achieve a healthy, happy, and fulfilling life. When you choose to seek help and overcome addiction, you are choosing healing and prosperity. Giving up on the habits that have taken you here will open the door to the possibility of a better future.

This can be challenging, but it is not impossible. In the long run, your mind, body, and spirit will thank you. We understand this is not an easy step to take. That is why it is important to be informed, supported, and cared for while going through the detox process. Our goal at Twilight Recovery is to provide you with the highest level of medical care, guidance, and customized treatment available.

What Is Withdrawal?

The Oxford Journals of Nicotine & Tobacco Research define withdrawal as a vital manifestation of substance dependence and motivation for relapse following the discontinuation of drug use. Traditionally, it was believed that withdrawal occurred following the deprivation of a substance, and then it would stop. However, research shows that this is not entirely accurate. Several factors can affect the way a person’s body reacts to substances and the cessation of their use.

Why Does Withdrawal Occur?

The misuse of substances is associated with the development of physiological dependence. This happens because the body adapts to the increase in substance dosage or frequency of consumption. The National Institute on Drug Abuse describes this as tolerance. The higher the tolerance, the more you will feel like you need the drug to function. This is in part because your brain and body become used to the stimuli and chemical intake.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that drugs interfere with the way neurons send, receive, and read signals. This means that the fundamental units of your brain and nervous system become altered, causing basic functions like thought process, heart rate, blood pressure, and even breathing to become impaired. When you suddenly stop taking the substance, your body will try to regain its balance by getting rid of the chemicals that were causing all those physiological changes. This is when withdrawal occurs.

Although physical dependence and tolerance are not the same as addiction, they accompany addiction almost every time. In fact, addiction is a disease of the brain. It often co-occurs with other mental health disorders. The goal is to seek treatment and slowly learn to replace the substances with healthy coping mechanisms that can help you in your day-to-day life.

Symptoms of Withdrawal

In Clinical Guidelines for Withdrawal Management and Treatment of Drug Dependence in Closed Settings by the World Health Organization (WHO), it is stated that “Withdrawal symptoms vary according to the drug of dependence and severity of dependence.” These can also vary from person to person due to environmental factors, genetics, and more.

Some of the most common symptoms of withdrawal include but are not limited to:

  • Palpitations
  • Muscle pain
  • Tremors
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Aggression
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Extreme hunger
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Paranoia
  • Fever
  • Seizures (in extreme cases)

A Timeline for Withdrawal Symptoms

Most people believe that the symptoms of withdrawal last for a few days throughout the detox process and then it’s done. This is a big misconception. While it is true that the most intense symptoms occur during detox, withdrawal symptoms can last for months or even years after treatment. Recovery is a life-long journey. Your brain and body will remember what they have been through and it can take a long time for you to feel like yourself again. Click here for more information on detox and withdrawal timelines.

Managing Withdrawal Symptoms

We understand all of this information can be overwhelming. It’s important to know the possible symptoms of withdrawal but also the long-term effects of substance use and addiction. If you have chosen that you are ready to end the cycle of dependence, you need to have a good support system. Without it, withdrawal could lead to death in severe cases. Sadly, the same can be said about SUD.

For most people, detoxification and withdrawal are the first steps to sobriety and recovery. During this process, the body learns how to function again without the presence of substances. It is crucial to receive proper medical attention, assessment, counseling, and therapies during this period. The key is to make the detoxification and withdrawal as safe and bearable as possible. We want you to feel better while you are working on getting better. This is where Twilight Recovery comes into play.

How Twilight Recovery Can Help

Overcoming addiction safely and successfully can require the support and guidance found at a professional treatment center. Our facility, located in beautiful Mexico, is an all-inclusive luxury destination for those who are seeking recovery. If you are struggling with drug or alcohol use, we provide detox under the care of experienced professionals. Our team’s main goal is for you to come out of this victorious.

When struggling with substances, you can feel like a prisoner. That is why at Twilight Recovery we will never hold you against your will but always encourage you to stay and work on getting better. Come to enjoy our traditional therapy methods as well as scuba diving, yoga, meditation, and more. We believe that just because you are struggling doesn’t mean you have to suffer. We will cater to your needs and try to make the process of healing safe, freeing, and enjoyable.

Choosing to detox can be a daunting experience. Even more so with the risk of withdrawal symptoms. These can last for months or even years after treatment. However, the strongest and most dangerous symptoms occur during the detox phase. This is when it is important to have the support and guidance of professionals. Ensuring your safety and recovery is our number one priority at Twilight Recovery Center. Located by one of Mexico’s most beautiful beaches, our facility offers 24/7 care, medical assessments, treatments, and experienced personnel that will stay by your side unconditionally. If you or a loved one is looking to detox in a beautiful place, while safely minimizing the symptoms of withdrawal, we may be the perfect fit. At Twilight Recovery, we provide medication-assisted treatment, counseling, medical care, equine therapy, scuba diving, yoga, meditation, meal plans, private suites, and much more. Contact us at (888) 414-8183.
Staff With Years of Experience

Why a Staff With Years of Experience Matters

If you are struggling with substance use disorder (SUD) or any other type of mental health disease you may feel alone. The International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction identified that feelings of loneliness are stronger and more prevalent in individuals who are substance dependent. In addition to this, feeling lonely is classified as a factor that increases the risk for both drug use and its maintenance. The study concluded that people with SUD felt lonelier in emotional, social, familial, and romantic areas of life.

It is stated that the feeling of loneliness has a direct relationship with depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse, and high-risk behavior. Researchers theorize that drug use could be a way to fill the emptiness and feel secure and in control. Substances could also be used to satisfy certain emotional and psychological needs. Because of this, it is very important to prevent and diminish these emotions during and after treatment. If the emotions cannot be changed, it is imperative to change how they are managed. Substance use is not the answer. You are not alone on the road to recovery.

Feeling Lonely

Feeling lonely can lead people down a vicious cycle of drug use and isolation if not addressed. The disease of addiction can lead to further feelings of loneliness and emptiness. It becomes an endless cycle of using to feel better and needing to feel better because of the use itself.

Does Anybody Understand?

SUD is personal for each individual. The reasons why you began to use substances are unique to you. How these substances affect your personal life, health, and well-being is also individualized. Because of this, it may feel like no one truly understands what you are going through or your desire for things to change.

It can be hard to visualize how someone can help if they haven’t been in your shoes. If you accept that you have this disease and possess the desire to heal you have already taken two of the most difficult and brave steps possible. Although it is a possibility that no one knows exactly how you feel, this does not mean that you have to go through it alone. In fact, you should never try to go it alone in recovery.

Recovery Support

A Guide to Substance Abuse Services for Primary Care Clinicians identifies the three main objectives of rehabilitation as:

  • Reducing substance abuse or achieving a substance-free life
  • Maximizing multiple aspects of life functioning
  • Preventing or reducing the frequency and severity of relapse

It is true that there is no single treatment approach that will be effective for everyone going through addiction. That is why it is important to rely on an experienced and dedicated team that will not give up until they find the right solution for you. Your treatment plan should provide you with all the tools necessary to forgive, recover, and remain healthy. It is not guaranteed that a team will understand your every struggle and need. However, you can trust that at Twilight Recovery, we will never give up on or stop supporting you.

Twilight Recovery Is Here for You

At Twilight Recovery, we recognize that addiction is an illness and it is not your fault or anybody else’s. We also acknowledge that it is impossible for us to fully comprehend how and why this has affected you. The goal is not to put blame on anybody. All we can do is provide you with unlimited support to turn these feelings into actions that may yield different and better results in the future.

Though there are no guarantees that we will understand every detail of your disease, we promise to never stop trying to reach whatever recovery means to you. If the disorder of addiction is unique to everyone, recovery should be too. Your recovery goals are your own. We will never force you to do or attempt anything you do not want. However, we will always encourage you to follow what is best for you. This will be decided by you and us, together. We consider you family and just like family, we will be there every step of the way.

Highly Trained and Experienced Staff

At Twilight Recovery Center we have a highly trained staff with over 20 years of combined experience. Staff members have been trained in addiction therapy and rehabilitation techniques. We have specialists for individual, group, and family therapy. Our doctors and nurses are on-call 24/7 and will provide you with the most thorough and safest recovery possible. Because of our vast experience treating people with similar conditions, you will always be surrounded by a team that knows how to handle any situation that may arise.

Although no one may understand what addiction means to you, we do understand what recovery can mean for everyone struggling with addiction. When deciding to become sober, the staff that’s by your side often makes all of the difference. We offer individualized assessments, therapies, counseling, and much more to customize the sobriety journey for each one of our patients.

In addition to staff with years of experience, we also offer a staff that truly cares. This is why we offer individualized treatment that is catered to each one of your needs. All patients will be treated on an individual basis to ensure the best recovery outcome. You will also have the opportunity to participate in group settings. If anyone can sympathize with what you are going through, it’s other people going through similar circumstances. At Twilight Recovery Center, we provide you with the opportunity to connect with them, with us, and, most importantly, with yourself.


SUD is very personal for each individual.

Because of this, loneliness is a common feeling in people who are substance dependent. There is no guarantee that anyone will fully understand what you are going through. This can feel isolating and lead to more addiction problems. That is why receiving help from experienced and highly trained staff can make a world of difference. At Twilight Recovery our staff has been learning and dealing with addiction therapy and rehabilitation techniques for over 20 years. We have a doctor and nurses on call 24 hours a day to ensure we can provide the most thorough and safest sobriety journey possible. Because of our experience, you can trust that the team will be able to handle any situation that may arise. Recovery can be life-saving. Giving you your life back is our goal. For more information call Twilight Recovery at (888) 414-8183.

12-Step or Non-12-Step Program: Which Is for Me?

The National Institute of Mental Health defines substance use disorder (SUD) as “A mental disorder that affects a person’s brain and behavior, leading to a person’s inability to control their use of substances.” Given that this is an affliction of the mind, it is important to treat it seriously and compassionately, as we would an affliction of the body.

Without proper care and guidance, this disorder can lead to more severe problems regarding your mental and physical health. It can also make you feel isolated and guilt-ridden. Remember you are not alone.

Substance Use Disorder Statistics

In 2020, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimated that around 20% of people aged 12 or older were at risk or suffering from substance use or mental health disorders. That means that almost 1 in 5 people you meet is going through a similar situation. Whatever weight you are carrying, it is imperative to find a way to rid your mind, body, and soul of it. You need to discover the journey that will help you succeed on your road to addiction recovery.

Starting Your Journey to Recovery

Recovering from SUD is a lifelong journey. Each person goes through specific circumstances that have led them to this medical condition. Because of this, one treatment won’t be right for everyone. The good news is that no matter what has brought you here, there are many ways to overcome addiction and become a happier and healthier you. Although it may take some trial and error, you can reach sobriety.

If you’re reading this, you have already taken the most challenging and essential step: looking for help. We will be discussing 12-Step programs as well as non-12-Step alternatives to overcome addiction. Let’s find out what treatment or combination is right for you.

12-Step Program

According to Social Work in Public Health, 12-Step programs are associated with better control of how substances are used, abstinence outcomes, and medical expenses. The program was originated by Bill Wilson, a former member of Alcoholics Anonymous. In his book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. Wilson describes the tips and tricks that helped him get through his own sobriety journey. These steps have been used throughout the years to help people who are having difficulty controlling their use of substances, thoughts, or behaviors. This program has had a notable success rate. Many support groups and organizations have currently incorporated and adapted the steps as an addiction treatment standard.

What Are the 12-Steps?

At the beginning of the chapter “How It Works” in the fourth edition of the Alcoholics Anonymous book, Wilson declares the steps as follows:

#1 We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.

#2 Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

#3 Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

#4 Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

#5 Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

#6 Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

#7 Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

#8 Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

#9 Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

#10 Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

#11 Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

#12 Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and practice these principles in all our affairs. (Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, 2001, pp. 59-60)

The Difference in Non-12-Step Approaches

The main difference between 12-Step and non-12-Step approaches has to do with spirituality. In the 12-Step program, the belief is that the person’s greater spiritual being — whichever it may be — will provide the power and strength needed to restore their health. It is through this force that they will take responsibility for their actions. Seeking out ways to change them for the better through prayer, meditation, and personal reflection. Once on the track to healing, people will use their experiences and knowledge to help others who are still suffering.

How Does Non-12-Step Work?

If a spiritual approach doesn’t resonate with you, there are numerous options. It all comes down to finding the will, strength, and support to never give up on yourself. You don’t need to look toward a higher power for compassion or understanding. Compassion, understanding, acceptance, and forgiveness can be found within yourself. In fact, these are necessary in order to heal. Loving and being kind to yourself through every stage of recovery is key. You must commit to never giving up and never falling back into the same old habits no matter what happens. And if you ever do fail, try again and know you are not alone and you will make it through.

Which One Is the Right Choice for Me?

Whether your approach is spiritual or more personal, these are just guidelines to help you reach your sobriety goals. In the end, the journey is your own and there are many different approaches that you can take. You don’t have to strictly follow a specific lifestyle. Together, we can find the therapies that work best for you and help you live happier and more present than ever before.

Whether you are looking to follow a 12-Step program or a non-12-Step approach to sobriety you are on the right track. Sometimes the most difficult part is accepting that you need help. If you are reading this, you’re already taking that first step. At Twilight Recovery, we’re here to help. We offer a one-of-a-kind upscale addiction treatment center in Mexico. We provide healing opportunities like scuba diving, equine therapy, yoga, counseling, detoxification, and more. Healing is difficult, but you don’t have to put your life on hold. That’s why we offer a broad range of therapies and activities. We want you to live to the fullest and reclaim yourself. There is so much to look forward to and more life to experience. We want to help you bring out the version of yourself you have always wanted to be. Call Twilight Recovery at (888) 414-8183 to learn more.
Family Counseling

Family Counseling While in Detox

Detox is a difficult stage of recovery. Most people experience mild to severe symptoms and undergo a variety of unusual mood swings and behavioral changes. According to Substance Use and Misuse, “Support from family and friends can encourage entry into treatment and sustained sobriety.” At Twilight Recovery Center, we offer family counseling and support throughout treatment, including during detox, withdrawal, and early recovery. 

The Role of Family Counseling in Recovery 

Stigmas or misinformation about substance use disorder (SUD) might make it difficult for the people you love to understand what you are going through. Most friends and family members of people in recovery do not know the risk factors for addiction or how personalized rehabilitation often leads to more successful long-term recovery. Family counseling can bridge that gap by providing education and a neutral space where you can work through issues and find healthy solutions. 

For many people, family involvement is an essential part of recovery. Counseling and family support services can heal rifts caused by maladaptive family dynamics and substance misuse. 

Who Can Attend Family Counseling?

Family counseling is not limited to your spouse or blood relatives. Anyone who plays a significant role in your recovery or personal life can attend family counseling, including: 

  • Friends 
  • Roommates
  • Guardians 
  • Coworkers 
  • Adopted family 
  • Significant others 
  • Sponsors and mentors 

For the first few weeks of treatment, many facilities use telehealth options like phone or video calls if they conduct family counseling. After the detox stage is complete, family members may be allowed to come for short visits where they can attend family counseling sessions in person. The individuals who participate in family support services will not have access to your medical records. You should feel safe and secure knowing that whatever you disclose in individual therapy will not be discussed in family counseling without your permission. 

Primary Benefits of Family Counseling 

Counseling can incorporate various therapeutic approaches to create a truly personalized experience that meets the needs of each individual involved and the family unit. The primary benefits of family counseling include: 

  • Creating an open line of communication
  • Educating the family on the realities of addiction, treatment, and recovery 
  • Group processing of past and recent traumas
  • Setting and maintaining healthier boundaries
  • Learning to work together to create preventative strategies

Family therapy also provides an excellent opportunity for your loved ones to find out more about addiction and recovery. 

Family Education About the Realities of Addiction 

Families often need education about the realities of addiction, especially including: 

  • Risk factors 
  • Triggers
  • Treatments 
  • Support resources 
  • Community programs

Case managers at Twilight Recovery Center can provide guests and their families with educational resources to provide insight and support. In fact, part of the education process involves learning how past and current behaviors affect recovery. 

Open and honest communication is essential to a healthy family dynamic. Being transparent about your struggles with addiction will help your family better understand what you are going through and how they can help you during your ongoing recovery. During counseling sessions, you and your loved ones will learn how to communicate effectively and with compassion. 

Family Processing and the Consequences of Addiction 

Family processing during counseling sessions is an excellent tool for analyzing your current situation and how to avoid falling back into maladaptive behaviors after completing rehabilitation. You will have guided discussions about the consequences of addiction and how it has affected each person’s life. During these sessions, it is important to remain hopeful and focused on how the things you learn will allow you to make better choices in the future. 

Often the talk therapy part of family counseling takes place toward the end of treatment when guests feel more emotionally stable. By that point, family members have had an opportunity to see the positive impact treatment can have on recovery. 

Family Counseling Supports and Uplifts 

You deserve to be loved and respected by those who care about you the most. The uplifting and supportive nature of family counseling can sustain lasting changes and strengthen relationships. For the same reason, family members and friends can attend family counseling sessions and learn ways to contribute to your treatment. During the early stages of recovery, counseling will focus on the following: 

  • Improving communication
  • Creating a support system
  • Talking honestly about the consequences of addiction
  • Determining relationship and recovery goals
  • Finding motivation for healthy changes

Hearing how your loved ones honestly feel about your addictive behaviors can be eye-opening and give you further motivation to continue healing, growing, and moving forward each day toward a better future. Without doubt, family counseling is beneficial for everyone involved and can enhance the effectiveness of individual therapy and other treatments.


Maladaptive family dynamics increase the risk of relapse for people recovering from SUD and dual diagnoses. Twilight Recovery Center uses family counseling and support services to repair relationship issues and strengthen family bonds. Guests and their loved ones can heal and grow during treatment using our evidence-based methods. We provide therapeutic tools for families and friends. The skills they learn will allow them to communicate their needs and boundaries to loved ones. We encourage guests to talk with their family by phone or video during detox and early withdrawal. At later stages of the program, they will have the opportunity to have in-person counseling sessions with the people who care most about their well-being and recovery. We also offer alumni support and aftercare planning to ensure individuals and families can access the resources they need to continue healing. To learn more, call us today at (888) 414-8183.

How Nature Helps Addiction

How Nature Helps Addiction

“I go to nature to be soothed, healed and have my senses put in order.”

–John Burroughs

Rehabilitation programs can adapt almost any outdoor activity into a healing experience for individuals recovering from substance use disorder (SUD). According to Frontiers in Public Health, “Exposure to nature and outdoor activities can improve mental health.” You can use nature-based activities to improve your physical and mental health and enhance the effectiveness of prescription medication, psychotherapy, and other treatments. Guests at Twilight Recovery Center have access to numerous outdoor activities, including swimming, nature walks, and surfing. 

The Healing Power of Nature 

Holistic therapies that use natural healing techniques to promote mental and physical recovery have been used by societies around the world for millennia. Recently, alternative therapies have become more popular in mental health and substance use rehabilitation centers. Some treatments that incorporate nature include:

  • Adventure therapy
  • Nature therapy 
  • Play therapy 
  • Recreational therapy 
  • Experiential therapies 

Treatment programs like those offered at Twilight Recovery Center allow clients to take advantage of nearby locations like the beach, foothills, or parks where they can do outdoor activities in a space removed from the stress of everyday life. You can use that time to soak up the beauty and healing sights and sounds of nature while practicing mindfulness or other relaxation techniques. 

The Science of Nature Therapy

The brain reacts to natural environments in a positive way. Researchers have proven that mental health significantly improves when you regularly spend time in nature. According to Science Advances, “Research has shown that various types of nature experience are associated with mental health benefits in many ways,” and it “has been associated with improved sleep and reductions in stress.”

Studies have shown that the colors, sounds, and smells of nature can improve moods and enhance relaxation techniques. Nature is often a significant part of the treatment process at facilities where guests have access to surrounding natural areas. 

4 Common Types of Nature Therapy

Therapists use nature and animal-assisted therapy to promote healthier living. You can benefit from nature-based interventions even if you have no prior experience with outdoor activities. Below are brief descriptions of four popular types of natural therapies that anyone can use to strengthen the mind-body connection. 

#1. Adventure Therapy

Many rehabilitation facilities use adventure therapy to strengthen social bonds between peers. They often encourage participants to use problem-solving and communication skills to efficiently achieve goals or overcome obstacles in an outdoor setting. Activities are success-oriented and require teamwork and group involvement. Examples of adventure therapy include: 

  • Water-based activities like surfing, boating, or paddleboarding
  • Walking, hiking, or biking 
  • Horseback riding 
  • Rock climbing 

#2. Nature-Based Therapy 

Nature-based therapies, also called ecotherapy, are diverse and highly personalized to the individual needs of the person participating in treatment. Sessions might involve meditating outdoors or completing simple tasks in nature while practicing mindfulness and relaxation exercises. Examples of nature-based therapies include:

  • Equine therapy
  • Adventure therapy 
  • Gardening or farming 
  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation
  • Outdoor yoga

#3. Equine and Animal-Assisted Therapy 

Equine therapy often takes place outside or in a stable and involves interacting with animals in a way that increases self-awareness, self-efficacy, and self-esteem. Interacting with animals for even a short period can improve mental and emotional health. You do not need any prior experience with horses or other animals to benefit from equine or animal-assisted therapy. 

#4. Recreational Therapy 

Recreational therapy teaches essential life skills using everyday recreational activities. Some of the most common forms of recreational therapy include: 

  • Art and music therapy 
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodrama 
  • Adventure therapy 
  • Nature therapy

Recovery allows people to broaden their horizons and try new things. Many find that participating in solo or group outdoor activities relieves symptoms of anxiety, depression, and chronic stress. During nature therapy, you will have an opportunity to find healthy activities you enjoy that can become an integral part of your self-care routine.

Incorporating Nature Into Your Self-Care Routine

Facilities like Twilight Recovery Center can make it easy to incorporate nature into your self-care routine. Many outdoor activities can work as coping mechanisms for overcoming stress, anxiety, depression, anger, or fear. The following are a few ways to easily add outdoor activities to a daily schedule:

  • Go walking, jogging, or running along nature paths
  • Hiking, backpacking, or mountain biking along local trails 
  • Swimming, surfing, or paddle boarding at the local beach
  • Gardening or urban farming
  • Doing yoga or meditation in nature 
  • Spending time with animals 

You can use nature therapy as an opportunity to learn new healthy skills and hobbies that you can use during continuing care. Most hobbies have local groups that provide positive social interactions and peer support during ongoing recovery.



For thousands of years, healers and medical professionals around the world have used nature-based therapies to treat physical and mental health issues. Modern research has repeatedly proven that exposure to nature and outdoor activities can improve cognitive functioning, emotional well-being, and physical fitness. We encourage clients to take advantage of our natural resources to enhance the positive effects of traditional and alternative therapies. Twilight Recovery Center is a beachfront residential rehabilitation center where guests can meditate, surf, go on mindful walks, and soak in the healing power of nature every day. Spend quality time in nature and around therapy animals to improve your mental health. We offer holistic outdoor treatments, including adventure, recreational, and equine therapy. Guests participating in our programs can choose from a wide range of healthy activities. To learn more about our facility and how we incorporate nature into our treatments, call (888) 414-8183.

Mental Health Treatment

Mental Health Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

Mental health treatments can make it easier for individuals recovering from substance use disorder (SUD) to find acceptance and motivation for positive long-term changes. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in 2019, 1.4% of all adults in America had co-occurring mental health disorders and SUD.

People who struggle with SUD often experience depression and mental illnesses as side effects or symptoms of their conditions, making the diagnosis of a separate mental health disorder challenging. The expert clinicians at Twilight Recovery Center use a comprehensive admissions assessment to identify undiagnosed mental health issues and ensure guests get the treatment they need to heal.

What Is Mental Health Treatment?

Mental health treatment uses psychotherapy, behavioral modification, prescription medication, and psychiatry to help individuals manage symptoms and work through issues that cause them emotional and mental distress. Rehabilitation programs incorporate mental health treatment as a part of treatment for SUD and co-occurring conditions.

The mental health disorders we currently treat at Twilight Recovery Center include:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • Narcissistic personality disorder
  • Dissociative personality disorder (DPD)
  • Paranoid personality disorder
  • Other personality disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Social anxiety

Mental health can be affected by current and past physical or cognitive disorders. Mental health treatments usually focus on emotional health and safety. However, most rehabilitation facilities also offer dual diagnosis treatment, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to manage detox and physical withdrawal symptoms.

Mental health treatment has many long-term health benefits, including:

  • Lower stress levels
  • Decreased risk of developing additional mental health issues
  • Increased self-efficacy
  • Mood stabilization
  • Healthier interpersonal relationships
  • Better communication and social skills
  • Increased self-esteem, self-awareness, and self-confidence
  • Decreased impact of chronic symptoms like pain or anxiety
  • Increased positivity and happiness

8 Common Types of Mental Health Treatment

The therapeutic methods used to treat mental health disorders often focus on specific areas of improvement. However, in many cases, aspects of multiple therapies are combined to create a personalized treatment that accommodates personal preferences. Below are eight common types of mental health treatments used to help people recover from SUD.

#1. Behavioral Modification

Behavioral modification uses biofeedback and positive or negative reinforcement to reduce or eliminate maladaptive thought patterns or behaviors, including substance misuse. Therapists tailor feedback and reinforcements to the individual, using personalized motivators to help you make positive changes. Examples of techniques used in behavioral modification include:

  • Positive and negative reinforcement
  • Systematic desensitization
  • Aversion therapy

#2. Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy, also called talk therapy, is the most common type of mental health treatment and involves guided discussions about motivations, goals, emotions, thoughts, past events, and current circumstances. Examples of psychotherapy methods include:

  • Psychoanalysis
  • Behavior therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Integrative and holistic therapy

#3. Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapies help people reprocess traumatic experiences, memories, and thoughts by reliving them using various expressive techniques. Common experiential therapies include:

  • Psychodrama
  • Gestalt
  • Adventure therapy
  • Eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Equine therapy
  • Art and music therapy
  • Nature-based therapies
  • Activity therapy

#4. Exposure and Response Prevention

Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is a therapeutic method that allows people to become comfortable with an item, object, or concept they fear through gradually increased exposure in a controlled and safe environment.

#5. Anger Management

Many people in rehabilitation programs struggle with anger and frustration. If left untreated, these feelings can interfere with recovery. Anger management teaches essential coping skills and avoidance strategies to help people maintain emotional stability in upsetting situations.

#6. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

This therapy to long-term change are essential to achieving and maintaining sobriety. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) uses various methods to motivate and inspire lasting change. Benefits of ACT include:

  • Acceptance of consequences related to substance misuse
  • Increased mindfulness and self-awareness
  • More focused commitment to change

#7. Equine Therapy

Equine therapy uses interactions with horses to encourage positive behavioral changes and self-growth. Typical activities include walking, grooming, and observing horses under the guidance of a trained equine therapist. Watching how horses react to various situations and interactions can increase self-awareness and help some people learn to identify, regulate, and process emotions.

#8. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

Rational emotive behavior therapy reveals irrational beliefs that might cause maladaptive behaviors and thought patterns. REBT focuses on countering these irrational beliefs in safe and healthy ways.

Aftercare and Mental Health

Twilight Recovery Center includes comprehensive alumni and aftercare services for guests who complete our program. Your mental health is essential to long-term sobriety. Aftercare services you can use to maintain your mental health include:

  • Referrals to local doctors and therapists
  • Assistance in locating community-based resources
  • Information about online and in-person self-help groups

You have access to all the resources you need to create sustainable changes and heal from the effects of mental health disorders.

Mental health significantly affects a person’s outlook on life, how they treat themselves and others, and how well they respond to treatment during recovery. Maintaining positive mental health can be challenging for many people undergoing detox and withdrawal. The dedicated men and women at Twilight Recovery Center use evidence-based and alternative holistic therapies to ensure our guests have the tools they need to cope with daily stressors and build a healthier future. Co-occurring disorders can complicate mental health.
At Twighlight Recovery Center we offer dual diagnoses to ensure the best results for our guests. By working closely with the care team and doing the work required to make lasting changes, you can achieve a more peaceful and enlightened state of mind. To learn more about the mental health treatments and support services we offer at Twilight Recovery Center, call our office at (888) 414-8183.
How Dual Diagnosis

How Dual Diagnosis Treatment Works

Co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs) can complicate recovery and require additional therapeutic support. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), “Researchers have found that about half of individuals who experience a SUD during their lives will also experience a co-occurring mental disorder and vice versa.” Twilight Recovery Center uses evidence-based and alternative therapies to provide guests with the tools they need to heal from dual diagnoses and underlying issues.

What Is Dual Diagnosis?

An individual with a dual diagnosis has two or more diagnosed conditions. In most cases, individuals with SUD will have a dual diagnosis related to the symptoms or side effects of substance use. However, sometimes multiple disorders develop spontaneously, and their symptoms overlap, making it challenging to recognize undiagnosed conditions.

Additional mental health issues may cause more severe or longer-lasting symptoms during treatment. A whole-person approach to care that addresses underlying issues can make it easier to stabilize mental health and relieve symptoms. Twilight Recovery Center uses holistic care to ensure mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Our treatments include group and individual trauma therapy, psychotherapy, holistic healing, and peer support.

Possible Risk Factors

Anyone can develop co-occurring disorders. A few of the most common risk factors include:

  • Family history of addiction or mental health issues
  • Chronic stress
  • Witnessing or experiencing trauma
  • Genetics
  • Environmental factors

Chronic pain and other disabilities are also common among individuals who abuse substances. Some people self-medicate mental or physical illnesses using alcohol or drugs, while others have mental illnesses caused by substance abuse. Cognitive and physical disabilities increase the risk of developing mental health issues. Therapists often use integrative treatments to address dual diagnoses.

What to Expect From Treatment for Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis can significantly increase the severity of symptoms experienced during detox, withdrawal, and early recovery. Mood shifts may be more severe, and some people have difficulty focusing on recovery. Dual diagnosis treatment aims to reduce the adverse effects of multiple conditions by using evidence-based and complementary therapies.

Every case is unique and requires tailored care. Most people collaborate closely with their clinical team to create a comprehensive treatment plan that gives them essential tools for recovery. A few common treatments for dual diagnosis include:

  • Peer support and group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Trauma therapy
  • Holistic therapies

Recovery is not linear, and often in the case of co-occurring disorders, the process can take a little longer and require additional treatments to address all active, underlying, and complicating health issues. Psychotherapy is an essential part of rehabilitation for individuals with dual diagnoses. Talk therapy gives them a safe and judgment-free space to discuss their fears, doubts, goals, and hopes for the future.

Disabilities and Dual Diagnosis

Many people who struggle with addiction live with cognitive and physical disabilities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Adults with disabilities experience higher levels of mental health conditions and substance use than do adults without disabilities.” Facilities like Twilight Recovery Center use a holistic approach to ensure all clients can access accommodations that meet their unique needs during detox, withdrawal, and continuing recovery.

According to the CDC, “One in 4 U.S. adults–61 million Americans–have a disability that impacts major life activities.” Some of the most common disabilities include:

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Mobility-related disabilities
  • Severe illnesses including cancers and heart disease
  • Cognitive impairment

Any comorbid disability that interferes with mental or emotional stability can affect recovery. Dual diagnosis treatment programs can provide additional support and accommodations to ensure clients with co-occurring mental, substance use, or physical disorders have the tools they need to achieve personal growth and manage symptoms.

The Importance of Holistic Care for Dual Diagnosis

Holistic care provides tailored care that treats all issues related to recovery, including physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Twilight Recovery Center looks at each client as a whole, not a single diagnosis or set of symptoms. Holistic treatments for dual diagnosis can include:

  • Mindfulness-based techniques
  • Breathwork
  • Yoga
  • Equine therapy
  • Adventure therapy
  • Art and music therapy

Learn the Skills You Need to Manage Dual Diagnosis

Learning essential life skills can make dual diagnosis easier to treat during continuing care. Your therapist will help you learn how to do the following during dual diagnosis treatment:

  • Decrease stress using mindfulness and coping techniques
  • Problem-solve and create preventative strategies
  • Recognize, regulate, and process emotions in a healthy way
  • Communicate effectively and actively listen to others
  • Construct and maintain healthy social boundaries
  • Develop healthy relationships

Dual diagnosis treatment prepares you for challenges related to recovery and stress management. Long-term sobriety is easier to manage when you have the tools to identify and cope with daily stressors related to your mental and physical health.

Experiencing two or more simultaneous disorders can complicate treatment for substance use disorder and related mental health issues. Dual diagnosis treatment is the best way to get high-quality care for multiple active disorders. The experts at Twilight Recovery Center have your best interest in mind and offer comprehensive dual diagnosis services to guests who need additional support. You will have access to various forms of evidence-based treatment, including psychotherapy, peer support, and prescription medication. We believe everyone deserves compassionate care that meets their needs. You can recover from the damaging effects of SUDs and related conditions with the help of our compassionate team. We provide our guests with the tools they need to achieve and maintain sobriety long-term. Our programs treat all concurrent and underlying conditions to reduce the risk of relapse. To learn more about our facility and the services we offer, call us today at (888) 414-8183.
Red Flags

Red Flags and Your Recovery

Everyone in recovery faces the temptation of backsliding into unhealthy behaviors. Relapse can be incredibly dangerous for individuals diagnosed with substance use disorder (SUD). According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 40-60% of individuals diagnosed with SUD will experience relapse.

At Twilight Recovery Center, we believe that every guest has the potential to achieve long-term recovery without relapsing. The potential for relapse should be acknowledged, prepared for, and overcome. However, we understand that no one is perfect, and we will never judge anyone who needs additional support to maintain sobriety.

Risk Factors for Relapse

The risk factors for relapse will vary from person to person and can include:

  • Genetics
  • Co-occurring mental or physical disorders
  • Lack of support
  • Toxic home environment
  • History of relapse
  • Experiencing or witnessing a traumatic or distressing event
  • Chronic stress

Relapse has three distinct stages. Any of them could re-trigger substance abuse. You can experience one or all of the following during treatment and long-term recovery:

Emotional Relapse: This stage involves an emotional trigger to re-engage with substances.

Mental Relapse: During a mental relapse, you may talk yourself into believing substance use isn’t as dangerous as it is and may feel comfortable re-engaging.

Physical Relapse: Accepting the idea of relapse and physically re-engaging with substances.

Managing Stress and Other Risk Factors

Red flags are often related to overwhelming feelings like anger, depression, anxiety, and stress. You can manage risk factors. Use the tools you learn in individual and group therapy. A few common ways people manage their red flags include:

  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness-based techniques
  • Relaxation and breathing exercises
  • Journaling
  • Speaking with loved ones about their problems
  • Confiding in a mentor or sponsor

You and your therapist can work together. We’ll find activities and coping mechanisms that lower your stress and keep you feeling motivated and positive. For some people, prescription medications like antidepressants can provide relief from more severe symptoms and decrease the risk that red flags will trigger a relapse.

Recognizing the Signs of a Relapse

Red flags work as warnings to help you recognize the signs of potential imminent relapse. You can use them to track your recovery progress. Determine when you might need additional support, including:

  • More frequent self-help meetings
  • Physical or verbal check-ins with members of your support system
  • More frequent individual therapy sessions
  • Additional daily self-care

Using the resources and tools you have available will decrease your risk of relapse and help you maintain emotional stability.

Preventative Strategies and Crisis Management

A primary part of treatment at facilities like Twilight Recovery Center includes teaching guests preventative strategies and crisis management skills to ensure they feel confident about using healthy coping techniques during moments of crisis. Some of the relapse prevention strategies you can use include:

  • Practicing mindfulness and self-care every day
  • Understanding your triggers and avoiding them
  • Using grounding techniques to decrease or eliminate intrusive thoughts and cravings
  • Having emergency contact details for crisis lines and people you trust
  • Developing a safety plan

5 Ways to Avoid Relapse

There are many ways to stop yourself from relapsing during early and ongoing recovery. Below are 5 practical preventative coping measures to help you avoid relapse.

#1. Learn to Recognize Your Physical Triggers and Remain Mindful

Part of rehabilitation involves learning how to identify and cope with triggers that you cannot avoid, including:

  • Memories
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Environmental factors
  • Physical sensations or behavioral routines
  • Items, people, or places in your community

Once you know how to recognize them be mindful of situations when you may encounter them and plan ways to minimize their effect on your mental health.

#2. Use Coping Techniques for Cravings and Intrusive Thoughts

Use the coping skills you learned in therapy to keep yourself from feeling overwhelmed when you encounter triggers that leave you with cravings or intrusive thoughts. Popular coping techniques include:

  • Deep breathing exercises
  • Reaching out to a friend to talk
  • Focusing on your senses to ground yourself
  • Leaving the area if possible
  • Being Mindful

#3. Maintain Regular Self-Care

Take care of your body to keep your mind healthy. Maintain regular self-care by doing the following:

  • Eating regular nutritional meals
  • Getting enough quality sleep each night
  • Taking time to meditate and relax
  • Creating a healthy work-life balance

#4. Use Your Support System

When you reach a crisis moment, use your support system to keep yourself from following through on the temptations presented by intrusive thoughts or cravings. You can call, text, email, or visit someone from your support system when you feel alone, overwhelmed, or tempted to relapse.

#5. Stay Grounded When You Cannot Avoid Triggers

Red flags are not always easy to avoid. For example, you may encounter triggers at work where you have a limited ability to adjust your routines or create preventative measures. Mindfulness-based techniques and exercises are an excellent way to continue functioning and avoid relapse during these moments. Engage your five senses and connect your mind and body to the moment. Doing this will lower stress and decrease the risk of being triggered.

Individuals who struggle with addictive behaviors should keep an eye out for red flags and warning signs of relapse during ongoing recovery. Staying aware and mindful of your mental and physical well-being and maintaining healthy routines will go a long way toward protecting you against the temptation of relapse.
You need to be capable of recognizing potential issues before they reach a crisis point. At Twilight Recovery Center, we educate guests on how to recognize and avoid possible relapse triggers to lower the risk of returning to maladaptive behaviors. We understand that relapse is part of the process for some people. However, our clinicians believe that with the right tools, you can find healthy ways to cope without backsliding into old behaviors. You can develop the necessary skills to avoid relapse. To learn more about our facility’s services and programs, reach out today by calling (888) 414-8183.
Spiritual Condition

Maintenance of Spiritual Condition

“More smiling, less worrying, more compassion, less judgment, more blessed, less stressed, more love, less hate.”

—Roy T. Bennett

Spiritual Condition

Many people recovering from substance use disorders (SUDs) experience feelings of defeat, isolation, and uncertainty about the future. If you feel emotionally and spiritually drained, you can use mental health tools and other resources to find hope again and repair your damaged spirit. You are more than a diagnosis. Your future does not have to be dictated by the past. The rehabilitation programs at Twilight Recovery Center can help you heal from the effects of addiction.

Spirituality Looks Different for Everyone

Everyone understands spirituality in their own way. There are no right or wrong ways to feel about your spiritual life. According to Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, “There is overwhelming evidence that persons receiving mental health services, including addiction services, view spirituality as essential to recovery.” Basically, spirituality is a primary motivator for many in the recovery community, including members of 12-Step support groups.

5 Ways to Recognizing if You Are Spiritually “Fit”

Being spiritually fit means prioritizing the health and wellness of your spirit. The definition of spirit varies depending on who you ask. However, most people agree that it gives humans the capacity for hope and emotional healing. Many people in recovery have been beaten down by life, and their spirit is hurting and damaged. The spirit is resilient. If you do the hard work, you can restore it and find acceptance and contentment in your new sober life. Below are five ways to recognize if you are spiritually “fit.”

#1. Remain Aware of Your Mental Health

Monitoring your mental and emotional health is the only way to notice if something has gone wrong. If you notice yourself feeling less forgiving, more on edge, or angrier with yourself and others, it may indicate that your soul is hurting and needs nurturing. Maintain self-awareness and find healthy ways to replace negativity with hope, inspiration, and positivity.

#2. Daily Spiritual Check-Ins

Self-care needs to be a part of your routine. If you do not look after your emotional, physical, and mental well-being, you increase the risk of relapse. Self-care involves doing things to improve your circumstances or mental health.

You can use these activities to check in on your spiritual health. Do you feel sad, tired, anxious, ashamed, or guilty? Negative feelings about yourself can inhibit recovery. You will need to address them using techniques you learned in treatment or by talking about them with someone from your support system. Spiritual check-ins and daily self-care can improve your mental health and give you the emotional fortitude to continue progressing in recovery.

#3. Allow Yourself to Rely on a Higher Power

A higher power can be anything that brings meaning to your life and helps you look at yourself and others in a more loving and hopeful way. Recovery from SUD requires dedication, hard work, and the ability to forgive yourself for the past while building a better future. You will face difficult moments and temptations. Rely on the higher power in your life. You will feel less stressed and anxious. You will feel more compassionate toward others. Give yourself grace in moments of crisis. Allow yourself to connect more fully with a higher power.

#4. Take One Day at a Time

Every day is an opportunity for growth and spiritual healing. You will have access to support services, including individual and group therapy, during the rehabilitation process. Use the tools you learn in those sessions. Take one day at a time and objectively look at situations that might appear overwhelming. You can decrease stress and anxiety by taking a step back and being mindful of the moment.

#5. Find What Makes You Happy

Spiritual renewal occurs when you allow yourself to pursue activities, goals, and relationships that leave you feeling fulfilled and happy. Recovery gives you a chance to make better choices and surround yourself with positivity and people who have your best interest at heart. Pursue things that leave you with a smile and a sense of accomplishment. Experiencing everyday moments of happiness is a sign that your spirit has started to heal.

Find Support in Your Community

Community and peer support is an essential part of the recovery process. Anyone who identifies with specific rituals or practices can be supported. Spiritual leaders and fellow believers can be part of that support system. You do not have to believe in a god or a religion to find comfort in spiritual healing. You can find spiritual support if you reach out to like-minded people. Becoming part of a supportive community can facilitate spiritual healing.

Self-Care and Spiritual Growth

Self-care is essential to a healthy life and can strengthen the mind-body connection. When you feel more connected to your body, it can improve how you feel emotionally and spiritually. A few common forms of self-care include:

  • Attending regular therapy sessions
  • Using medical interventions like prescription medication to manage symptoms
  • Taking advantage of peer support
  • Spending time in nature
  • Practicing relaxation techniques

There are many ways to incorporate spirituality into your recovery journey. Certainly, finding the right spiritual support for you will help as you find hope and resilience in your new life free of substances.

Your spiritual condition determines how prepared you are to cope with trauma, emotions, and daily stressors. Everyone has thoughts and feelings that either weigh down or uplift their spirit. You get to choose which ones you focus on every day. At Twilight Recovery Center, we believe that guests need to address shame, guilt, anger, fear, or other negative emotions.
Everyone needs to heal from the damaging effects of substance abuse. Every stage of recovery can benefit from further spiritual healing and development. We offer a wide range of holistic alternative treatments. In addition evidence-based modalities to create a personalized rehabilitation experience. Firstly, our treatment ensures your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
To learn more about our programs. Learn how we incorporate spiritual healing into our treatments and services. Call us today at (888) 414-8183. Our dedicated intake specialists are here to answer your questions.
Approach to Recovery

12-Step Approach to Recovery

Addiction is a disease that affects the soul. Spiritual maintenance is essential to recovery. Many people recovering from substance use disorder (SUD) and co-occurring conditions use spiritual motivation to heal. Positive social interactions and peer support can lower the risk of relapse. Clients at rehabilitation facilities like Twilight Recovery Center often use 12-Step groups to ease the transition between residential and outpatient treatment programs. Attending therapy, serving others, and showing yourself compassion are a few ways to follow the 12-Step philosophy of holistic self-care.

What Is the 12-Step Philosophy?

According to Social Work in Public Health, the 12-Steps “specify that substance abusers must admit their powerlessness over alcohol and drugs. They take a moral inventory of themselves, admit the nature of their wrongs, make a list of individuals whom they have harmed, and make amends to those people.” Other beliefs shared by 12-Step groups include:

  • Service to others improves mental and emotional health
  • Finding healthy routines during recovery can ensure sustainable change
  • You can learn to manage and control intrusive thoughts and cravings
  • Everyone has worth and deserves compassion
  • Hope and faith in a higher power are essential to recovery

The 12-Step philosophy looks at recovery as a journey toward self-acceptance and self-accountability. Attending self-help groups can encourage you to embrace your truth and use it to fuel lifelong positive changes that reduce your risk of relapse.

Popular 12-Step Groups

Thousands of self-help meetings patterned off the 12-Step method occur in cities worldwide. Most important, you can find a self-help group for almost every disorder, including:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)
  • Cocaine Anonymous (CA)
  • Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA)
  • Emotions Anonymous (EA): for individuals who struggle with mental health issues
  • Heroin Anonymous (HA)
  • Marijuana Anonymous (MA)
  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Families and friends of people experiencing active addiction or undergoing treatment for SUD can attend support meetings, including Al-Anon/Alateen, Nar-Anon, and Families Anonymous (FA).

12-Step Meetings During Rehabilitation

The detox portion of rehabilitation is mostly spent recovering physically from the side effects of withdrawal and undergoing one-on-one individual therapy. At facilities like Twilight Recovery Center, you have access to a nurse and other support staff 24/7 during detox. After the first few weeks of treatment, peer support and community-based recovery options become more important as you prepare to transition out of residential care.

Self-accountability is essential to continued sobriety, and attending local 12-Step meetings ensures accountability and motivates further positive lifestyle changes. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are two of the most common types of 12-Step groups attended by people in rehabilitation and continuing care.

Alcoholics Anonymous

It is an international group that helps people abstain from alcohol. The group use their twelve spiritually motivated steps of recovery. Meetings are often held weekly or bi-weekly.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous provides the same sense of fellowship. You can use NA as a support resource for recovering from the use of narcotics and other substances. Many other drug-specific groups exist, and you can choose whichever one best fits your circumstances.

Benefits of Attending Meetings

Guests at Twilight Recovery Center are encouraged to attend support group meets, group therapy, and individual therapy to ensure they have the necessary tools to cope with daily challenges related to recovery. For most clients, 12-Step meetings play a significant role in treatment. The benefits of attending meetings include:

  • Improved communication and social skills
  • Decreased stress and anxiety
  • A sense of fellowship
  • Reduced feelings of loneliness and isolation

You can use the experiences and advice of peers to get through moments of crisis. Simultaneously, you will also have an opportunity to be a role model or mentor to others who want to stop addictive behaviors.

Removing Ego From the Equation

Twilight Recovery Center uses personalized treatment plans. In our center we combine psychotherapy, support groups, and other therapies like anger management. We help guests overcome challenging emotions like ambivalence or resentment. The spiritual recovery offered by 12-Step meetings can enhance the effectiveness of these evidence-based treatments.

People who join 12-Step groups adopt the following 12 life-changing principles:

  • Acceptance
  • Hope
  • Faith
  • Courage
  • Honesty
  • Patience
  • Humility
  • Willingness
  • Brotherly-love
  • Integrity
  • Self-discipline
  • Service to self and others

The 12-Step principles provide a healthy blueprint for reclaiming your life. In general, people find it easier to maintain sobriety by removing ego from the equation and embracing acceptance and commitment to recovery.

Lean on a Higher Power for Emotional Support

12-Step groups like AA and NA show you how to live a spiritually fit life. They show how to live without the need for maladaptive behaviors like substance abuse. After all, peer groups allow you to gain insight and guidance from individuals who have moved past your stage of recovery. The personal experiences and spiritual support they offer can inspire change in your life.

12-Step groups like alcoholics anonymous and narcotics anonymous have been helping people recover from substance abuse for decades. Allied groups also exist for the friends and loved ones of people who struggle with addiction. You can find support, mutual respect, and a sense of fellowship at 12-Step meetings. The benefits of attending groups like AA include increased self-accountability. In addition, you will gain confidence in your ability to remain sober regardless of what life sends your way. You can achieve and maintain sobriety alongside others who share similar life experiences. Some people feel uncertain about attending 12-Step meetings because they may feel uncomfortable with spirituality in some contexts. Many modern 12-Step groups adopt neutral wording and urge members to rely on whatever they understand as a higher power. Twilight Recovery Center ensures our guests have access to 12-Step meetings during rehabilitation and aftercare. To learn more, call us today at (888) 414-8183.




Twilight Recovery Center

Receive the highest level of care at our upscale recovery center. We offer world class treatments to ensure the finest road to recovery.



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(1)888-414 81 83
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Receive the highest level of care at our upscale recovery center. We offer world class treatments to ensure the finest road to recovery.



Farallon #9751, San Antonio del Mar, Baja California Mexico CP 22560


(1) 888-414 81 83



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