When a person enters a recovery program, they arrive with their own issues, emotions, and needs. Because of this, a cookie-cutter model for handling every resident does not work. It is important to develop plans of action for each person. This focus on the individual will allow the staff to create the type of plan of action that works for that person in that time and place. The more focused and individualized, the better.
The Importance of Planning
From the moment a person arrives at a recovery center, there are some basic questions that are put to them. These are important as they enter the detox process.
Upon completion of the detox, a medical professional will perform a complete evaluation. These people will develop a complete history of this new resident so they can decide on the types of treatment that will be necessary. Some of the things they will ask about include:
- Past trauma
- Family medical history
- Types of substances being abused
- Amount of time substances have been abused
- Legal medication usage
- Past mental health treatment
- Fears, questions, and needs regarding treatment
Depending on the facility, there may be other questions that will be put to the resident. These are all necessary and vital to the healing process. The more open the person can be, the better the level of care.
Individual treatment considers the needs and experiences of the individual.
Once they create an initial plan with their therapist, both of them will work together to create a plan of action that will lay out how they would like to approach this aspect of treatment. For many people, this plan will simply be an initial blueprint. Depending on the direction the therapy takes, it may be updated as needed.
One of the best parts about this type of individual care in a recovery center is that the resident has input in the process. They can express their needs at any point and know they will be heard. This is especially true when it comes to individual therapy, as it is essentially an unspooling of their personal history.
Twilight Recovery Center is proud to say that we are not just about traditional therapies. In fact, due to our tropical location, we are able to offer a slew of activities and alternative therapies that can aid in the healing process. These include, but are not limited to:
- Beach yoga
- Tai chi
- Expressive art therapy
- Equine therapy
- Scuba Diving
When people look at the full list of these activities, they will be able to choose the ones they like.
Our staff at Twilight Recovery Center will present each resident with a list of options and an explanation of what each one of them entails. Initial assessments will help the staff steer the conversation toward activities and alternative therapies the resident will not only enjoy but which will have the biggest impact on their recovery.
Setting Routines in Recovery
One of the best parts of being in an inpatient recovery program is that there is no need to think about the outside world. Recovery centers are self-contained environments where a person can focus on their care and build back their mental health.
A large part of this is creating a routine and sticking to it. This means having therapy at specific times, attending a group at other times, and attending meals at the assigned times. There will be other activities that will also be offered at certain times and in certain places. It is important for residents to understand the importance of sticking to pre-planned routines.
Each facility has its pulse, the things that make it work smoothly. When new residents are given their plan of care, they will also be given the rundown of the facility, the rules, and what is expected of them. This routine will help to reinforce the importance of following rules and taking charge of their day-to-day lives.
One of the best parts about a facility like Twilight Recovery Center is that there is an entire continuing care program that sets residents up for success post-treatment. This type of program can have a marked effect on how a person goes about the healing process when back in society.
The plan includes items such as:
- The level of care required
- Possible medication continuance
- Living arrangements
- List of recovery groups
- Possible job/education opportunities
Medical professionals will review all these items and with those who will monitor the individual post-rehab, we create a plan. It will touch upon all of these points and create a blueprint similar to the one established upon entering recovery. The goal is to allow personal freedom while sticking to a set of specified daily, weekly, and monthly activities.
Twilight Recovery Center can provide this and any other items necessary to ensure individuals can function both in treatment and in the real world once they have completed our program.
The Right Path
There should be nothing disorganized about a recovery program. When a person enters Twilight Recovery Center, we give them a full assessment and organize and plan their days, even their hours, for optimal treatment outcomes. This includes their level of treatment, what activities they may want to engage in. At Twilight Recovery Center, we are proud to say that our program can keep our residents on the right path. Residents can be sure of a plan which they can follow toward success. Call (888) 414-818.