Maybe you are at the point of extreme stress or you feel so overwhelmed that makes you think of giving up everything in life and running away. Put your responsibilities, social life, family life, and work on hold and get away from it all to be able to breathe and find a moment of relief amongst all the chaos? If you’re considering entering treatment for substance use disorder (SUD), you can find that opportunity to put everything on hold and take care of yourself first going to a destination rehab.
A Treatment Setting
When going to a destination rehab, a treatment facility can be stationed anywhere, and the surrounding scenery can look like anything. Most facilities, however, will feel a little removed from the hustle and bustle of city life or something similarly hectic. An ideal facility will be spacious and calming, allowing ample room to exist with your peers and focus on yourself while being removed from daily distractions.
Why not make it luxurious, too? Treatment and sobriety don’t have to be dull or depressing. If there’s an option to seek treatment in a place where it’s beautiful, spacious, and feels like a vacation resort, why not choose that option? Best of all, you don’t have to sacrifice the quality of your care.
Why Space Is Key
For rehabilitation, a remote environment is vital. because when we walk away from what ailed us for so long, we have a better opportunity to tune in to ourselves and pay attention to what we’re feeling and what we need.
If you choose to seek recovery close to home, there can be significant drawbacks in your healing process. Attempting to get sober in the same place where you spent a significant amount of time drinking or abusing substances can feel like you’re pushing against the current. You move away from that immediate environment in a residential treatment setting, but you could find your thoughts caught up in what’s happening outside of the safety of rehab.
Allowing yourself the proper amount of space so that you may focus on yourself and your wellness is important when first getting sober. Removing yourself from old, unhealthy environments gives you a better opportunity to connect with yourself. Connecting with your thoughts and feelings in early recovery helps you realize why you turned to substances initially and why you want to start living a life without them.
We’ve lived for so long without putting ourselves first. We don’t know much about ourselves. That security of being far away can help us really discover ourselves for the first time. Our recovery from alcoholism or SUD is not about what others are going to think or feel about it. We must do what is best for us to live the life we want. It’s not impossible to recover in the same place you once used, but it can make it more challenging.
Benefits of a New Environment
Try new things for the first time. That is another benefit to recovering away from the environment that fueled your substance abuse. When we’re around strangers and in a place we’ve never been before, we feel less judged and more open. We are open with the idea of letting others get to know us and who we really are. We become more comfortable with being vulnerable and getting to know our peers who are going through recovery with us.
You can go anywhere you want. If you choose to get away from the immediate toxicity of your hometown and your peers to seek treatment. If you’re going to take advantage of starting over by seeking treatment, you may as well go for it. Choose a facility with beautiful scenery and opportunities for new experiences. Choosing a treatment facility that’s near the beach, like Twilight Recovery Center, can offer new opportunities for outdoor activities.
Explore new outdoor activities like surfing or yoga. That offers you a new variety of sober-leisure activities and even some new coping skills. We could start to feel emotionally dysregulated or tempted to use again. We can combat the thoughts and feelings by getting outside and exploring the new environment.
Depending on where you go, sometimes traveling outside of the country for addiction treatment can be more affordable than in some states. And the best part is you don’t have to sacrifice the quality of care you receive. Twilight Recovery Center is luxurious rehabilitation at an affordable cost, with the added benefits of beautiful scenery and plenty of opportunities to explore the area. You can take part in activities you never imagined. With holistic treatment options like yoga and surfing, all while recovering and learning how to live a sober life.