Non-Traditional Therapies

Non-Traditional Therapies

When people enter a therapy program, they are met with three types of therapy: Individual therapy, group therapy, and non-traditional therapy. Each of these provides its own piece to the healing puzzle. There are several different ways to approach healing, but these are the most effective when it comes to substance abuse.

When starting a stay at a rehab program, people are met by medical staff who will provide them with a full assessment. This will determine the course of treatment. An assessment will go even further in a luxury rehab. It will allow the staff to learn more about the individual’s wants and needs.

In a traditional rehab, this assessment may not have engaged this side of a person. However, at a luxury rehab, an individual’s unique needs are very important bits of information that will be used for various purposes, one of which includes which non-traditional therapies to offer the individual.

Non-Traditional Therapies

People have the right to expect more from a luxury rehab center than just traditional therapies. In fact, they expect to receive an unmatched level of care that can go beyond anything they could experience elsewhere.

A program like the one at Twilight Recovery Center can offer location-based, non-traditional therapies. These add a level of health and comfort to the rehab experience. Some of these can include:

These non-traditional therapies are in place for two reasons: They are therapeutic and fun. Some would say that fun should not be a concern when considering a rehab facility. They also say that it is important to address substance abuse only through traditional means.

However, a luxury rehab has the means and focus to give individuals more. They see the process as an overall healing experience. Due to that mindset, there must be room for fun. If not, there is no joy. Without that, treatment will continue to be a stern, flat process where the promise of joy is abstract and saved for after treatment.

Non-traditional therapies exist as a way of leaning into a part of the brain that tends to be overlooked. It is in this part that we actually process and examine. In this area, we digest our day and reflect on our emotions. Without this particular piece of treatment, a person is left with many answers but very little room to truly take them in.

Effectiveness of Non-Traditional Therapies

The effectiveness of these therapies cannot be overstated. They can change the face of traditional rehab for people going through substance abuse treatment.

When someone spends concentrated time going over their issues with medical staff and fellow residents, it can become overwhelming. It is for this reason that non-traditional therapies exist. They involve the parts of a person’s experience that cannot be addressed through traditional means.

One of the best examples of non-traditional therapy is tai-chi. This martial art has been created to enhance both physical and mental healing. It allows people to learn the ins and outs of their bodies, work on breathing and movement, and concentrate on simple gestures and muscle control. Mentally, it places people in a state of meditation where even the smallest thoughts are given extraordinary space to exist.

This is a type of therapy that does not exist in a typical program. Often, when people find that they can exercise this other part of their brain, they see their situation differently. They are no longer simply talking to others about their shared condition. Now they are being given ways to take the stress, fear, and worry and express them in alternative ways.

Therapy at Twilight Recovery Center

There is something different about a luxury rehab and what it has to offer. Twilight Recovery Center is a haven for those struggling with substance abuse. We are able to present a level of care that is unprecedented in our industry.

When you come to us, we will work with you to develop a full assessment of you and your situation. This means that our staff will see you as an individual, not as a number. We will learn about you, your wants, and your needs. This will allow us to tailor our program to you.

For many people, the thought of entering a rehab program can be quite frightening. However, when you see our beautiful, inviting facility and the gorgeous beaches, it will remind you that you are in a place of healing.

At Twilight Recovery Center you will be treated not only to an amazing rehab program but to non-traditional therapies that will transform your entire experience. With our unique situation, we are able to offer many of our therapies right on the beach. This means added time soaking up the sun, breathing clean ocean air, and taking in the calming sounds of waves lapping against the sand.

When you are ready to shed the weight of substance abuse, Twilight Recovery Center is ready to offer you everything you need and so much more.


A luxury treatment center

Twilight Recovery Center can offer much more than just run-of-the-mill therapy. The effectiveness of traditional therapy is well known, but not many people are aware of the actual effectiveness of non-traditional therapies. When Twilight Recovery Center says that we offer so much more than therapy, we are talking about our amazing beachside activities, such as yoga, meditation, tai chi, and even snorkeling. These are therapeutic treatments that speak to a different but just as important part of the healing mind. People in treatment need joy and serenity. These therapies fill that need. To learn more about our program, contact Twilight Recovery today at (888) 414-8183.

Learning Life Skills

Learning Life Skills to Reenter Society

There are so many ways in which addiction pushes people further from everyday society. When people suffer from substance abuse, they often retreat further into the haze of their addictions. This means leaving behind the basic life skills that have been a cornerstone of daily life in society.

Life Skills and Addiction

Addiction is something that can affect anyone at any time. The right circumstances, availability, and inclination may all influence how people become addicted. Should this happen, addiction becomes the focus of their entire lives.

When referring to life skills, this can include many different things, such as:

  • Problem-solving
  • Emotional regulation
  • Resilience
  • Pride in one’s self

Unfortunately, what may seem like typical day-to-day tasks for everyone else may get lost in addiction. When this happens, people must relearn these skills in a rehab setting so that they can return, unencumbered, to society.

Relearning Life Skills in Recovery

One of the most important parts of relearning life skills comes from talk therapy. This involves both group and individual therapy.

Group Therapy

In groups, residents will begin to discuss their disorders and how their lives have been affected. For some, this will mean finding ways to deal with their emotions. The medical professional leading the group will make sure to facilitate people’s modes of expression. This means that residents will learn how to behave in a group situation, when to allow others to speak, and how to react in a calm, regulated manner.

They will also learn how to accept criticism. This can be hard for most people, but for those in recovery, there is often the issue of low self-esteem. Residents may be prone to acting out verbally and emotionally when this happens. In these cases, they will be shown how to build and maintain their resilience.

Group therapy is important for individuals overcoming substance abuse due to the fact that it is a facilitated interaction. There is also the value of helping each other. When people with similar situations come together, they invariably wish to share advice. This allows for a form of team-guided problem-solving. Each person contributes to the whole, allowing them to think over what they would do in a given situation and talk it out.

These life skills will invariably come up at some point post-recovery. Group therapy allows vulnerable people to test their new skills with each other.

Individual Therapy

Where group therapy excels at giving people confidence and advice around others, individual therapy seeks to rebuild inner life skills. These can be hard to work on in group settings but are just as important for proper functioning.

Something people will learn is how to feel confident and proud of themselves. For those who have been through personal trauma as well as substance abuse, these may feel like foreign concepts. However, as they move through recovery, the goal of their medical professional will be to help them accept and move past these mental roadblocks.

The medical professional will take the one-to-one time to begin the exploration into the resident’s background and what may have brought them to substance abuse. This inspection may bring up a variety of traumas. However, it is important to remember that this is only the beginning of the journey to mental recovery. Once people can see their issues before them, they can begin to learn the life skills necessary to deal with them.

For most people, this will mean realizing that some things are not their fault. That the trauma which brought them to their current predicament was not something they could prevent. This knowledge and understanding will allow room for a person to develop confidence-building skills. These skills form the building blocks of everything that comes next.

Reentering Society

One of the main things to remember is that recovery does not end after rehab. In fact, it is only the beginning. That being said, a recovery program will make sure that its residents are ready to handle themselves before sending them back out into the world.

With the skills they have developed in treatment, residents will find that they are more confident, able to interact with people, and can navigate the basic steps of life. At first, this may mean interaction with family and others in support group situations.

While in treatment, they will learn that this process of reintegrating into society will take time. There can be an initial fear when confronted with a substance-free lifestyle. However, the life skills learned in recovery will be there to help. They are there to lean on in troubling moments. These fundamentals will aid people on their road to a better, sober life.

Twilight Recovery Center and Life Skills

When people arrive at Twilight Recovery Center we take a full inventory of their mental state. This allows us to create individual care plans that will map out the individual’s journey through the recovery process. For some, this will involve learning life skills they may have never utilized before. In other cases, it will be a matter of reestablishing better habits and behaviors.

Regardless of the case, the qualified staff at Twilight Recovery Center is prepared to welcome people with open arms. It is our understanding that those with substance abuse issues need help to build back specific life skills. We can help. Make your visit count and reenter society with the skills you need to succeed.

For people dealing with addiction, there is a disconnect from society. People may see themselves as separate or removed from the people around them. In rehab, these same people will relearn the basic concepts that may have been lost to addiction. Through a combination of group and individual therapies, each resident will be given the opportunity to find the person they were before their addictions took over. They will relearn how to count on others and on themselves through repetition and interaction. These skills will allow them to reenter society as whole people, ready to interact and live normal lives. Twilight Recovery Center can give these skills back to its residents. For more information, call (888) 414-8183.

Finding Joy While in a Luxury

Finding Joy While in a Luxury

When people think about treatment, they may picture stark hallways reminiscent of hospitals. Sterile environments with poor lighting where you feel like a room number instead of a name. Luxury treatment looks to take that idea, turn it on its head, and inject a level of joy.

Several things separate a luxury rehab from a typical facility. The main piece is that you are not just a part of a group. You are an individual with very specific issues and needs. This means a luxury rehab canter like Twilight Recovery Center can tailor your experience in a number of ways, including:

  • Food and dietary restrictions
  • Substance abuse treatment methods
  • Living situation/requests
  • Non-traditional therapy activities

You may not realize just how many comforts you can enjoy in this process. A luxury treatment program will stand out with its ability to predict these needs and its ability to address them.

The Goal of Treatment

Like any treatment program, a luxury rehab exists primarily to help with substance abuse. These issues will be addressed utilizing evidence-based techniques, including:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Medication-assisted therapy (MAT)

Though these are all cornerstones of treatment, they are also the most challenging parts of any treatment program. That is why a luxury rehab can offer something else:

  • Non-traditional therapies

The Need for Joy in Luxury Treatment

Everyone deserves joy in their lives. No matter who you are or what you are going through, you may feel they have lost the capacity for joy. This should be viewed as purely temporary. That is one of the reasons for treatment in the first place: to nip these issues in the bud and return you to your best self.

There is no reason to go through the turmoil of substance abuse and vigorous rehab without knowing there is a light at the end of the tunnel. However, with a luxury rehab, you do not have to wait until the end to see sparks of light.

Joy in Non-Traditional Therapies

Something unique occurs when you enter the doors of luxury rehab. The staff, amenities, and location will immediately put you at ease. This will bring you to a form of acceptance of therapy that you may not have thought possible.

One of the best parts of luxury therapies is how they can go above and beyond traditional techniques. For example, some facilities may offer the following:

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Expressive art therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Tai Chi
  • Hydrotherapy

These are only a few non-traditional therapies that may be offered. Depending on the facility, there may be more site-specific activities and amenities.

These kinds of therapies enlighten and engage you in ways many rehab facilities cannot. When you are faced with weeks of talk therapy, you will find that your mind needs ways to relax. That is why non-traditional therapies like meditation can begin to reintroduce joy into the process. When you are given the opportunity to reflect on your progress and realize just how far you have come, you can walk away with a full heart and determined mind.

Twilight Recovery Center and Joyful Therapy

With the sheer number of rehab facilities, finding the right one cannot be easy. However, Twilight Recovery Center is proud to say that we offer a level of luxury that is unrivaled anywhere else.

We are ready to present you with the rehab experience you deserve the moment you walk in the door. It begins with a full assessment of your situation, your likes, and your wants. We will take everything into account to give you an individual experience that both heals and calms you.

While we do offer the best care and medical staff, we are also overjoyed to share our distinct location with you. The fact that we are an oceanside rehab means that we can offer a variety of beach therapies that will bring you a level of joy unmatched by any comparable treatment center.

Just steps from our front door

A beach environment underscores our commitment to your health and well-being. After taking part in intensive group therapy it is important to have something to look forward to. For us, that means tai chi, yoga, and even snorkeling in the warm waters just steps from our front door.

This opportunity for healing can be a joyful experience. Whereas many rehab facilities are able to offer a level of care that meets expectations, we find that our program succeeds above all others. The simple fact is that when you feel the warm air, smell the ocean breeze, and taste the top-notch foods, the feeling of joy will be genuine and empowering.

At Twilight Recovery Center we are here to present a therapeutic experience unlike any other. Your time will be managed in a way that will feel as though rehab is just another day and remind you that although the recovery process is not a walk in the park, it can be a stroll on the beach.

There are many reasons people fear substance abuse treatment programs. However, these fears are often misplaced, and individuals with these issues should seek treatment. In luxury treatment, a person can learn that there can be joy around therapy. A luxury rehab will give you care options that will make the experience as enjoyable as possible through non-traditional therapies. At Twilight Recovery Center, this means options such as beach yoga, tai chi, snorkeling, and other fun activities. These serve to ease the tension that can arise with typical therapy. The effectiveness of this method cannot be overstated. We are proud to offer an amazing experience. For more information, call Twilight Recovery Center today at (888) 414-8183.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a much-used form of psychotherapy. Essentially, it helps a person accept unpleasant thoughts and emotions. This allows them to acknowledge negative thoughts as perfectly normal in certain situations and accept them so they can move past them. In fact, there are a few key questions that need answering:

  • What has caused my trauma?
  • Am I allowed to have these feelings?
  • What can I do to accept these feelings?
  • How do I allow myself to move past them?

What Are the Benefits of ACT?

For the majority of people, intrusive and negative thoughts come and go. However, for some people, especially those with substance abuse problems, the ideas persist to such a degree that they cannot seem to get rid of them.

Feelings Are Okay

With ACT, participants can be taught that they are allowed to feel bad. They are also allowed to experience negative emotions. This cannot be stressed enough. For many people, society has a habit of telling them to cheer up, be positive, and constantly look on the bright side. This can wear them down and make them feel like they are doing something wrong when they have negative emotions.

However, there is nothing wrong with feeling negative emotions. They are a natural part of human existence. When we teach people to dull their feelings, they often wind up worse than before.

Time and Place

There is, however, a time and place for everything. This is another critical piece for people to learn from ACT. We should always be allowed to feel emotions. When we cannot let them go, they can cause problems.

Some people may see themselves as emotional beings, and there is nothing wrong with that. However, these individuals may not realize the extent to which their behavior may be negatively affecting both them and those around them.

People can benefit greatly from ACT. This does not stop them from experiencing emotions. It simply puts things into perspective.

How Can ACT Aid Addiction Recovery?

For people with substance abuse issues, ACT can be a powerful tool. Once people have accepted that they have a substance abuse problem, it often leads to further introspection. This deep dive can show that their addictions exist because of past trauma and an inability to deal with it.

When trauma goes untreated, it can cause ongoing mental strain. This may lead the person to dwell on their anger and sadness to the point that they cannot think of anything else. A recovery program can help.

Upon entering the rehabilitation phase of treatment, the individual will begin both individual and group therapy. Each of these will teach different skills, some of which may involve ACT.

Individual Therapy

When a person is in individual therapy, they will explore the factors that led them to this point. Often, these revelations will reveal the reasons behind different aspects of their pain, such as:

  • Negativity
  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Depression

The therapist will help them further explore why these feelings continue to arise and their validity. Once the individual has reached the point of truly understanding their situation, they can then begin the second phase of ACT.

Group Therapy

ACT can also be done through group therapy. Group members will have the ability to share their feelings regarding their trauma. When they feel comfortable around others, it will become apparent to them that they are not the only ones suffering from their condition.

This is when the group leader will discuss the concept of acceptance and the idea of allowing oneself to let go of the negative emotions plaguing the group members. Understandably, this can be a hard subject to swallow. However, these people will be able to use the forum to talk about it as a group and discuss the reasons why it is so important to learn this skill.

The group will learn to help each other find ways of accepting their negative emotions, allowing themselves to feel them, and then finding ways to move on. It can be challenging, especially when someone has addiction issues. Taking those addictive tendencies, accepting them, and allowing oneself to move on can be life-changing.

ACT at Twilight Recovery Center

At Twilight Recovery Center, we offer a unique program for those suffering from substance use disorders. We understand that each person coming to us may feel broken or be scared about the process. However, our knowledgeable and caring staff is ready to help anyone on their journey.

Our ACT program has worked wonders for our residents and has allowed them the opportunity to see their addiction in a new light. Not as something that will ever be genuinely eradicated, but as something that can be dealt with and eventually moved away from.

In our tropical environment, individuals can find that relaxation techniques, coupled with ACT, can propel them to a new level of recovery. No matter what condition an individual arrives in, we will utilize all of our resources to get them back on their feet.

There are a variety of ways to treat addiction. When it comes to treatment programs, there are often a variety of techniques used together to achieve a final result. One of the most widely-used types of psychotherapy is acceptance and commitment therapy. This is often used for people who have recurring thoughts and possible dual diagnosis issues. People need to be told that they are free to have and express emotions, even negative ones. ACT addresses this but then shows people the point where they need to realize they are allowing negativity to take over their life. At Twilight Recovery Center, you will learn how to tame your negative emotions. Call us today at (888) 414-8183

Sexual Trauma and Addiction

Sexual Trauma and Addiction

Sexual trauma can lead to various issues throughout a person’s life. Although sexual trauma can happen at any point in life, it can be even more deceptive when it occurs in childhood. Some people may not even remember the specifics of what happened to them. They may remember that something bad happened when they were children.

Often, a person with sexual trauma in their background will feel shame and confusion. This may lead them to avoid seeking help or even outright refuse to share their experience with even their closest friends or family members. Avoidance like this can lead to a variety of behaviors, including:

  • Sexual promiscuity
  • Self-harm
  • Inability to connect
  • Substance abuse

Other negative behaviors can be detrimental to the individual. However, the main thing to remember is that this may all arise due to an inability or refusal to seek help.

Trauma and Addiction

One way that people deal with the effects of sexual trauma is through substance abuse. They may not realize the reason at first, but it can be readily apparent to outsiders and professionals.

Often, there are two reasons someone who has experienced sexual trauma seeks out illicit substances:

  • They present a way to act out against authority
  • It provides a way to dull the pain of memories of trauma

When people experience sexual trauma early in life, they may see substance abuse as a way to achieve both of these ends. Authority figures may seem frightening and something to be ignored. Even when people are attempting to help, they may be seen as untrustworthy.

Often, those people with these experiences cannot trust others, especially those who remind them of whoever hurt them. That can mean adults or even fellow young people. They may try illicit substances because they see it as a way of telling people they don’t care.

Unfortunately, this solution to their issues will only cause more problems. It will allow them to detach in a way that will affect their lives, possibly for years to come. When a person pushes the trauma down and it resurfaces, even for a moment, they may dive deeper into their addictions to dull it more.

Trauma-Informed Care

The purpose of trauma-informed care is to explore the concept of addiction through the lens of trauma. In this case, sexual trauma. When a person has this in their background, they must be carefully eased through the recovery process.

Care will begin with standard detox. After that, the rehabilitation process will begin. Before this process begins, the individual will be assessed, and their trauma will be discussed. It will be hard at first, but eventually, they will come to understand that it must be addressed to experience and utilize recovery truly.

Through group and individual therapy, these people will be shown how their sexual trauma led them to their current state of addiction. Once they have accepted this concept, it may cause them to break down even further than the initial admittance of their addiction.

For a number of these individuals, being wholly broken down in a safe environment may be the best way to achieve recovery. There is no better place to address all aspects of one’s trauma and addiction than a recovery center whose only goal is to provide care. A few things that people can find at a recovery center are:

  • Knowledgeable and dedicated staff
  • 24/7 care and monitoring
  • Like-minded peers
  • The chance to truly let go

When someone is so deep into their own issues that they have finally accepted that they need help, it may be their most vulnerable moment. It is at this lowest point that there is nowhere else to go. That is the point at which to build them back up.

Twilight Recovery Center’s Treatment Program

All the emotions and trauma that have arisen in someone’s life can be addressed at Twilight Recovery Center. We have seen different types of people with all manner of addictions and trauma.

Our job is to help people ensure they are ready to rejoin society as healthy individuals. For us, one of the most important steps is to remind each client that we will give them top-notch care for as long as they require. However, further care will be needed once they leave us.

It can be challenging for people to reconcile previous trauma and addiction issues with any life after treatment. Luckily, at Twilight Recovery Center, we are confident that recovering individuals will learn and understand their limitations, their need for assistance, and why certain behaviors require more help.

Each person needs to know their worth, regardless of trauma or addiction. At Twilight Recovery Center, we show people that their past does not define them. They are each capable of healing, even when that healing requires outside help. There is no shame in recovery, only hope.

Though many people have trauma in their lives, there may be nothing more insidious than sexual trauma. When a person is exposed to this at a young age, it can have vast, overarching effects on how they live their life. For many of these people, one of their coping mechanisms may be substance abuse. They turn to it as a way to dull the pain and memories. When someone enters rehab with this type of trauma, it is essential that their needs are addressed at their own pace. Sexual trauma therapy is not something to be rushed. At Twilight Recovery Center, we are prepared to help in any way we can. Contact us today at (888) 414-8183.

The Role Depression Plays in Addiction

The Role Depression Plays in Addiction

When people do not address the reasons behind their depression, they may find that it becomes unavoidable and insidious. What may have lasted a few hours begins to last a full day. They find themselves waking up with feelings they cannot deal with and are left unable to get through their day. These people may begin using drugs or alcohol outside of their intended purpose to help them achieve relief from their depressive symptoms

People may feel that they cannot exist without their medications, legal or illegal, and will take more and more to mediate the side effects of depression. The end result is a person that cannot function normally in society without the substance. They may be so self-medicated that they cannot complete work or socialize.

Often a person with depression has two things working against them:

  • A chemical imbalance in the brain
  • Unaddressed past trauma

Considering that depression only builds on itself when people do not seek treatment, the cycle of depression and addiction will likely continue until addressed.

What Are Co-occurring Disorders?

There is a name for when someone has both substance use disorder (SUD) and a mental health disorder: co-occurring disorders or a dual diagnosis. A co-occurring disorder means that an individual has multiple problems affecting them simultaneously. This can be applied to those with mental health issues such as depression. When someone has depression, they may develop other mental health issues such as:

There are others as well, but these are just a handful that could be diagnosed along with any depressive issues.

The Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Though a dual diagnosis may sound a bit intense, this diagnosis can be quite helpful. It means that medical professionals have identified that the person may have even more problems as they are suffering from mental health and addiction issues.

The treatment for dual diagnosis is rather straightforward. It will involve individual therapy, group therapy, and non-traditional therapies. The goal is to address the two pieces separately and then show the person how they relate to each other.

Individual Therapy

This part of the recovery program will focus primarily on the roots of depression and any other mental health issues. A medically-trained therapist will delve into these issues and develop a plan for individuals to deal with them. This will involve where one has been and where one plans to be. It is important to look ahead and understand why a plan is so important. Post-recovery planning can often mean the difference between healthy living and a relapse.

Group Therapy

In group therapy, individuals meet other people with similar issues. When it comes to depression, group therapy can introduce people to others who are dealing with addiction for the same reasons. For some people, the concept of discussing their depression with others can seem daunting and unappealing. However, when individuals work with a group of like-minded people, they can find confidence in camaraderie.

It can be helpful to know that there are others who not only feel the same way but want individuals with similar struggles to succeed. With smaller groups, those in recovery develop bonds that aid their journey. These relationships may be essential to emerging from long-standing depression.

Humans are social creatures. When we see someone we can relate to, it may seem scary to reach out to them, especially if we have mental health issues holding us back. However, in recovery, we are free to be vulnerable. When we find ourselves among others at their most unguarded, we can feel comfortable knowing there is no real risk in developing connections.

Non-Traditional Therapy

Recovery programs do not need to be scary, stodgy places. They are not all hospital-like, boring institutions. In fact, some places offer a variety of helpful, non-traditional therapies that can add to the experience.

Some of these therapies include:

  • Yoga
  • Expressive art therapy
  • Massage
  • Group activities
  • Equine therapy

This is only a short list of possible alternate therapies. Each recovery facility will offer its own therapies depending on its location and the extent of its program.

How Twilight Recovery Center Can Help

At Twilight Recovery Center, we are dedicated to helping people with their issues. Whether this is addiction or a dual diagnosis, our knowledgeable and dedicated staff are ready to show people the path to better health.

We are very much aware of the effects that depression can have on a person’s psyche. When depression is long-standing and based on trauma, it can easily lead to addictive behaviors. At Twilight Recovery Center, we are prepared to give every individual the care they need to deal with their depression and any addiction issues that come with it.

When someone is depressed, they may begin using drugs and alcohol as a way to dull their pain or cover up their symptoms. The problem is that once the addiction takes over, depression may get worse. This cycle where depression causes a need for illicit substances followed by those very substances causing depression can seem never-ending. When depression goes unaddressed, it is difficult for the individual to break free of the cycle. For this reason, people need to know that help exists, often in the form of recovery treatment centers. Twilight Recovery Center is ready to accept those with dual diagnoses. Call us today for more information about co-occurring disorders and how we can help at (888) 414-8183.

Relapse Prevention in Treatment

Relapse Prevention in Treatment

Many people who go through a treatment program expect to come out the other side feeling completely fine. They may also feel they are guaranteed never to touch illicit substances again. Unfortunately, this is often untrue. A person who returns to using these substances is said to have relapsed.  Studies have shown that 40-60% of those in recovery relapse at least once, regardless of treatment.

How Does Relapse Treatment Work?

The goal of any rehabilitation program is not only to help a person heal from their addictions. There must also be an educational component to teach them about the concept of relapsing and what it can mean for them in the future. Often, people entering a treatment program are reticent about being there in the first place.

It is the responsibility of the treatment facility to make these people understand their situation will be a lifelong struggle. They need to know that relapses can and likely will happen. However, an excellent treatment center will explain what they can do to avoid relapsing.

How to Spot Triggers

One of the main things to learn for avoiding relapse is how to spot triggers. When people leave treatment and are adjusting back into society, they may find that certain things make them crave a return to substances. These triggers could be:

  • People
  • Situations
  • Locations
  • Advertisements

These are just a few of the many triggers that can exist for people in recovery. It is often said that addiction is a chronic, life-long struggle. Recovery is never over. This does not mean that recovering individuals always give in to temptation, but they are constantly at risk.

Finding Help

The good thing about the possibility of relapsing is that many different resources are available to those who are tempted to return to their addictions.

Often, relapses can be averted by having a network of people the recovering individual trusts and knows will not judge them. These people can be family, friends, or even peers in recovery that the individual connected with while in rehab. All they need to know is that the person can be trusted and will help.

Another place to find help is through group meetings. There are nationally known programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). However, there are also local groups run by cities, towns, and even local recovery centers. These groups are free, meet at regular intervals, and exist mainly to help people help other people.

One thing to remember is that people do not need to limit themselves to just one group. In fact, some recovering individuals require multiple meetings a day to keep them sober. These people can find solace in the fact that no matter where they live, there will be a meeting and a program when it is needed. In fact, to find where meetings are being held, a person can always call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) hotline.

Twilight Recovery and Relapsing

While in treatment, work to recognize all their signs and triggers that can bring about relapses. They will also be advised about how to seek help from both medical professionals and local group meetings.

However, one of the biggest lessons to learn is that there is no shame in returning to rehab. This can be hard for some people to admit. In fact, shame over relapsing can lead people to avoid a return to rehab because they feel they have somehow failed those around them. When people do relapse or find themselves on the verge of relapsing, it may be best for them to re-enter rehab. Regardless of how much of a failure they may feel like, relapse is never the end of recovery. Getting further help is essential for their health and well-being.

We are Prepared

At Twilight Recovery Center, we are prepared to accept back anyone who relapses following our program. We know that this decision is not easy, but we want to make it as seamless as possible. At our facility, we are aware that relapse is not the fault of the individual. If they are seeking further treatment, they are on the right path.

With so many negative outcomes that can arise from a relapse, we want to be there as the best option. Clients who have been through our program understand our dedication to the individual. That dedication does not end when they leave. In fact, we encourage contact and want to know how you are doing and whether you need any assistance that we may be able to provide.

Twilight Recovery Center is a proponent of support in all forms. We want to be the ones who set you up for success but make sure you are aware that if you do relapse, you are not a failure.

There is a real danger in relapsing

For a large percentage of people, the fear of relapse can be overwhelming, even after going through a treatment program. At Twilight Recovery Center, we make it our mission to help a person get sober and learn how to deal with their addictions. However, we also show them the statistics about relapsing and teach them the skills they need to prevent it from happening to them. Our program is centered around the entire healing process. This includes imparting all knowledge of not only what has happened, but what might happen in the future. For more information about our program, contact Twilight Recovery Center today at (888) 414-8183.

Tai Chi Can Improve Healing

How Tai Chi Can Improve Healing

There are several ways to develop within a recovery program. One thing to remember is that not every program needs to be dull, boring, and scary. An excellent recovery center can help you using traditional therapies and non-traditional ones such as tai chi.

The first step in any treatment program is detox. Once that stage has been completed, and a full assessment has been done, a person can start down their individualized treatment plan. While at some treatment centers, this means typical individual and group therapy, at Twilight Recovery Center, it means so much more.

What Is Tai Chi?

Tai chi is a form of Chinese martial arts. It was initially designed to teach people self-defense. Since then, it has been shown to have several health benefits. It also serves as a form of meditation. The health benefits of tai chi have been used by people and programs for decades.

One of the essential parts of tai chi is movement. When people think of traditional martial arts, they think of high kicks, swift punches, and fast attacks. Tai chi is different. Though there are punches and kicks, they are done slowly and deliberately. They are not meant to injure anyone.

In fact, tai chi follows some basic rules:

  • Go slow
  • Find fluidity in movement
  • Be as deliberate as possible
  • Think about each limb and how it works with the others
  • Remember that negative thoughts can move through you

These are some of the basic principles that allow tai chi to be such an impressive activity for those in recovery.

How Tai Chi Fits Into Recovery

One of the great benefits of tai chi is its focus on discipline. People in recovery are often in mental disarray. They are looking for a foundation following detox and will reach for whatever and whoever is there to offer a helping hand.

That is why tai chi is so important. It provides people with an activity that allows them to focus inwards while accepting the world around them as it is. The subtle movements, the feeling of fresh air, and the knowledge of being in a safe space can center a person in a way they have never experienced.

Things can feel bleak following group therapy. The person is asked to talk about the various traumas of their lives and the problems they have. However, a person who can move straight into tai chi as a form of further healing can learn to take all the breakthroughs and learn to accept them.

The concept of acceptance as a form of meditation applies to tai chi. In recovery, people are placed in scenarios where they confront themselves and their behaviors. This can sometimes make a person feel like a punching bag. When they see who they have become through therapy they need a way to balance the pain.

Tai chi can act as that bridge. It can be the counterweight to the painful parts of recovery.

Post-Recovery Benefits

One of the best reasons to learn tai chi in recovery is that it can be practiced anytime and anywhere. It can also be performed by a group or by an individual on their own.

The benefits of tai chi do not apply only in recovery. In fact, it can act as a higher form of meditation that includes the mind and the body. Concentrating can be hard in general, but it can be quite beneficial when a person is taught how to focus inwards and let negative emotions momentarily pass through them.

Many health benefits of tai chi are also well known. For people in recovery from addiction, there can sometimes be an issue with physical activity. They may feel that they have spent so much time being listless that it is hard to do things like join a gym or play sports.

Tai chi can once again act as a bridge. With its slow and non-demanding movements, a person can practice it without feeling overworked. Once they have mastered finding their center and the meditative aspects, they may find it easier to start more vigorous physical activities.

Twilight Recovery Center and You

When individuals come to Twilight Recovery Center, they will first notice how inviting our facility is. We are proud to show potential clients that there is more to treatment than essential therapies. With the sheer variety of non-traditional therapies and activities, they can realize that recovery is an exciting time. They are finding themselves and proving that they have the drive to make it to the other side of substance abuse.

We want to make sure individuals are aware of the potential they hold. Through our program, they will learn more about the role addiction plays in their lives, how to conquer it, and what comes next. Twilight Recovery Center and its knowledgeable, caring staff are ready to show individuals all the great things they are capable of.

When people think about entering a recovery program, they often picture blank hallways in a hospital setting. An excellent recovery center looks much different. The best have ways of re-introducing you to yourself through a combination of traditional and non-traditional therapies. Recovery does not need to be devoid of joy. To help you find the healthy person inside yourself, Twilight Recovery Center can give you activities to bring you joy and self-acceptance. One thing we offer is tai chi on our beautiful Mexican beach. Imagine the solace of taking part in introspective activities while looking out over the blue ocean as small waves lap up on the shoreline. Call us today at (888) 414-8183 to learn more.

Beach Activities During Treatment

Beach Activities During Addiction Treatment

There are many reasons to choose specific treatment programs. One of the best reasons to select Twilight Recovery Center is that we are located on a beautiful beach in Mexico. This has far more benefits when you are going through recovery than people may think. Consider the following:

  • Beaches are often associated with relaxation
  • The beach offers a new and beautiful location to explore
  • Water can regulate body temperature and promote healing
  • Beach activities can be fun and different from normal recovery activities

These and many other reasons are why Twilight Recovery Center has chosen this location for our treatment facility.

The Importance of Relaxation

While typical rehab facilities offer many indoor activities, there is something completely different about being on a beach. Most people view the beach as a relaxed environment. Tropical beaches are seen as even better.

This location is ideal for relaxation. The sights and sounds lend themselves to guided meditation and the general practice of centering oneself. This can be extremely important while going through substance abuse recovery.

Many people ask what the benefits of relaxation are. There are quite a few, but some include:

  • Decreased anxiety and depression
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Pain reduction
  • Relaxed muscles
  • Decreased respiration rate
  • Better sleep patterns

Each of these aspects of relaxation can have wonderful effects on people going through recovery. Considering the amount of stress that comes not only from substance abuse but recovery itself, there are many reasons for relaxation techniques.

With so much time being paid to individual and group therapy, there is a rediscovery of poor decisions, hurt friends, and self-deprecating behavior. However, there is no reason for this to be the center of the treatment process.

There are so many serious aspects to treatment that a person needs time to decompress. That is just another reason why relaxing on a tropical beach can be so enticing to people who need to be in a program.

Studies have shown that when people are in the middle of any period of substance abuse, they are often wound up tight. This can be from trying to hide their addiction, constantly searching for their next fix, or even the physical stress that comes from certain addictions.

Beach Activities and Rehabilitation

Physical activity is something that is missing from many recovery programs. However, a beachside program offers a variety of physical activities for people going through rehab.

At Twilight Recovery Center, you will be escorted to the beach and shown the sheer variety of activities we provide. These include:

  • Scuba diving
  • Horse-riding
  • Beach walks
  • Swimming
  • Beach yoga, meditation, and tai chi

These are just a few of the beneficial activities you can experience while at our facility.

Something to note is that these activities are not offered at random. In fact, they each have their own purpose. One example is scuba diving. When a person learns to scuba dive, they are experiencing a new activity that requires dedication.

Scuba diving requires breath control, physical exertion, and concentration. All three of these are helpful to people who have spent too much time neglecting their minds and bodies. Activities like scuba diving are in place to bring people back into society by means of a diverse set of learned skills. They also bring something else that is very important: when done correctly, they bring joy.

Finding Joy in Treatment

There is no rule that says treatment programs need to be sad and depressing. Unfortunately, there are quite a few unsavory topics that need to be discussed, but they should not be the only focus of treatment.

At Twilight Recovery Center, we believe that you are coming to us for the full luxury rehab experience. Due to this fact, it remains our goal to address your issues with all the tools we have at our disposal. One of these tools is the ability to instill the memory of joy in your life.

Joy is a normal human emotion that we are all allowed to experience. It is a core emotion that requires nurturing to reach its full potential. If you do not give yourself opportunities to feel joy, it will remain elusive.

When you visit us, you have one task. That task is to explore your inner self and revive all the best parts of yourself that you may think you have lost. A part of that is learning what brings you comfort and what brings you joy.

Twilight Recovery Center wants to facilitate this process. We want to use every avenue to show you that you deserve joy and to find solace and peace. Our favorite way to do this is through beach-related activities. Your joy is paramount, and we believe you will find it here, in our beautiful beach location.

Many recovery programs offer non-traditional therapies. However, not all of them provide forms of therapy and relaxation in the same place. At Twilight Recovery Center, we have the distinct pleasure of being located on a beautiful beach in Mexico. This allows us a magnificent location for yoga, tai chi, and paddleboarding activities. Patients can try meditation and even basic swimming. The sweet sound of lapping waves allows people to concentrate on healing themselves both mentally and physically. Very few recovery centers can give you a luxury rehab experience. We want you to be comfortable in an effort to keep your mind on what is important: your recovery. Call us today at (888) 414-8183.

How to Prepare for an Inpatient Treatment Program

Prepare for an Inpatient Treatment Program

Prepare for an Inpatient Treatment Program. Inpatient treatment programs are also called residential, meaning an individual enters a facility and stays there for a given amount of time for treatment until they are ready to rejoin society. People may enter these facilities of their own free will or, in some cases, be involuntarily committed.

The types of facilities also differ. In some cases, they are hospital-like. These can be quite stark and offer minimal programming. However, many residential treatment facilities have sprung up that offer beautiful surroundings with an array of traditional and non-traditional therapies. Their soothing environments are conducive to better mental and physical healing.

Facing Your Fears

The concept of entering a treatment program can be frightening. It means a complete change to your daily life and an admittance that you need to change your behaviors. For many people, this often means that without this change, their life is headed to an unfortunate conclusion.

It is important to remember that rehab is not an easy journey. However, for those who suffer from addiction, it can be very beneficial.

For many people, the scariest part is the concept of detox. This is when one purges all substances from one’s system. Knowing that one does not go through this process alone is essential. No matter the program, individuals will have a medical professional to monitor their emotions, behavior, and health. Once it is over, they may feel drained but healthier than they have in quite a while.

In the end, treatment programs exist to help people with substance abuse problems. They are not meant to hurt people or make them feel any more uncomfortable than necessary. There will be hard truths, but there will also be caring staff and peers going through the same issues they are.

What to Tell Friends and Family

There is something freeing about telling people one is seeking help. It is a very vulnerable moment, to be sure. When loved ones hear one is taking responsibility for their actions, it may be a load off the loved ones’ shoulders.

One of the more insidious aspects of substance abuse is its effect on social groups. Even short-term substance abuse can be devastating to those people love. It destroys trust, builds resentment, and can cause rifts that they may not feel can be repaired.

However, it is important to look at this reveal as a positive step. Though people may be skeptical about the recovering individual’s commitment, they should remember that they only need to prove themselves to themselves. As they go through treatment, they will learn how much other people’s opinions do not matter.

Most people rely on those around them as their safety network. In rehab, individuals will learn how to reconcile their issues with those people and learn how to show them they have healed. They will also get the chance to remind their loved ones that they are essential to these individuals and that they want them in their life.

These kinds of reminders are important. Individuals do not need to justify their behavior to others, especially when it involves getting better. Even when people show zero confidence, recovering individuals will prove them wrong by doing their best.

The Benefits of a Treatment Program

When considering a treatment program, remember its benefits.

Building a Routine

A great part of being in an inpatient treatment program is the routine. Many people in recovery may feel frantic and unable to concentrate. A treatment program offers a set routine that must be followed.

At first, this may seem difficult. Over time, it will become a comfort to know what is coming next. This type of programming will extend into one’s post-treatment life, where one will learn to set one’s own routines.

Around-The-Clock Care

Personal safety can be a concern for people entering a treatment program. In programs like those offered at Twilight Treatment Center, individuals can rest assured that the trained medical staff holds their well-being as their top priority.

Several facilities offer 24/7 care while going through the detox process. After that, staff will always be available to help you if you need assistance.


The cornerstone of any treatment program is substance abuse support. Rest assured that in treatment, every individual will get all the support they need. This support may come in many forms, including:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Non-traditional therapies

All these are in place to support individuals through treatment in various ways. Together, they will help those in recovery find support for their substance abuse problems.

Benefits of Twilight Recovery Center

At Twilight Recovery Center, we offer some of the best programs and support one can find. Our luxury surroundings can bring about a level of calm and relaxation that create an environment of healing. When individuals visit us, their entire stay will include everything they need to shed their addiction and return to society. Join us today and learn what a luxury rehab center can offer.

The decision to enter a treatment program can be a hard one to make. However, it may be the best decision of your life. When you recognize that you have a substance abuse problem, the first step is to find treatment. For many people, the idea of treatment can seem daunting. How do you start? What do you tell people? These are legitimate questions to ask. Treatment is time away from society, where you focus on bettering yourself. When those suffering from addiction admit they have a problem, the people around them are happy to hear they are working to escape it. Twilight offers a fantastic program to help you out of your addiction. 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.





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


(1)888-414 81 83
+52 664 80 58 882 


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
+52 664 80 58 882 


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