Mediterranean Location

Why a Mediterranean Location Can Help With Recovery

The purpose of a recovery program is to help individuals understand their issues and find ways to deal with them. This process can be done in any location, but to truly experience all it can offer, there is no place more accepting than a Mediterranean locale.

For many people, the idea of going to rehab can be frightening. That is why the location should be as inviting as possible. When someone is ready to begin working on themselves, it will be easier to do so when ensconced in subtropical luxury.

What Does a Mediterranean Location Offer?

In a world with many environments, a recovery center can be placed anywhere. However, that does not always mean it is in the right place. That is why becoming a resident in a Mediterranean location can be far more beneficial than in other areas.

Consider what the word Mediterranean evokes.

  • Sun with cool breezes
  • The sound of waves at night

These are all highly relaxing concepts. Each of them would be fine on their own, but they are far beyond satisfying when put together. In fact, a Mediterranean location evokes one word in almost every person: Vacation.

And what does a vacation bring to mind but beach activities? A recovery center in a Mediterranean space can offer a variety of activities:

Not only are they offered, but unlike other places, they are offered either in or beside the ocean. These are activities that belong in this environment. It was made for them and is therefore ideal for someone who is looking for a place to deal with their personal issues. The importance of relaxation and extra activities or non-traditional therapies in the recovery process cannot be overstated.

How Can a Location Make a Difference?

This relaxing locale brings people into a different state of mind. There is a freedom that a typical rehab facility may not seem to have. For people who can wake up and see the ocean from their window, the world seems a bit brighter. This is the mentality that a Mediterranean location fosters in people and one that all recovery centers hope their residents have while at their facilities.

Health and Overall Wellness

People not only have a better outlook when it comes to Mediterranean locations, but they also have the added benefit of physical benefits as well. Consider that when individuals feel a sense of relaxation and have access to fresh weather and ample sunlight, they are also treated to these benefits:

  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Increased blood flow
  • Lower joint pain

These are all benefits that a person going through substance abuse recovery can use on their path to wellness. Part of the difficulty of getting through treatment is the physical aspect wherein individuals must train their bodies for a healthier style of living. In any location, this begins as an uphill struggle, but in a Mediterranean  location, the environment is assisting the person on their journey.

When a person is attempting to overcome both substance abuse and mental health issues, it is important that they be in the best possible state of body and mind. Any facility will do whatever it can to bring a person to a better baseline and beyond, but the more help they can get, the better. That is why a facility located in a Mediterranean environment may have better odds of preparing a person for recovery.

Twilight Recovery Center’s Promise

At Twilight Recovery Center, the location has always been key. The founders had the ability to choose where to put the facility, and they chose this beachside area in an effort to give their residents all the possible benefits.

It takes an innately brave and strong person to confront their substance abuse issues. Twilight Recovery Center believes that the more that can be done to boost these already strong people, the better. That is why they have taken into account the health and wellness aspects of a Mediterranean location. Medically, mentally, and physically this is the best place for those willing to confront their issues head-on. The recovery process is not easy, but it can be made easier.

Twilight Recovery Center not only boasts a fabulous location but has amenities that only add to the overall experience. Consider:

  • Private suites
  • Chef-inspired meals
  • Family-style dining
  • Spacious communal spaces
  • Rooftop lounge

These are just a few of the wonderful amenities that come with a stay at the facility. Not only that, but the staff is also highly regarded, well-trained, and prepared to assist residents with whatever they need to make their stay more comfortable. When people approach the program with the power to commit, they leave prepared for what comes next.

There are a number of well-known rehab facilities, but none compare to the Twilight Recovery Center. One of the main reasons for this is our spectacular location. We have the pure joy of being located directly on a subtropical beach. In this place, the waters are warm and clear, the air is sweet with a slight tinge of salt, and the sun shines on everyone. The recovery process feels easier here, as if the beachside location itself allows a person to breathe deeper than ever and in a way that takes in the positive vibes. We want to share that luxury experience with you. Learn more by calling us today at (888) 414-8183.

Entire Person

Focusing on the Entire Person

Many rehab facilities present themselves as the best, even if they only offer the most basic care. That is why it is important to find a facility that focuses on the entire person rather than a spot-treatment approach.

What Makes an Entire Person?

The purpose of treating the entire person is to make sure that every facet of treatment focuses on a specific area of care but comes together for well-rounded healing. People need to know that their treatment will uncover even the smallest piece of their issues. This can only be accomplished by working on every part.

The actual pieces of a person break down into the following parts:

  • Current mental state
  • Physical ailments
  • Prior trauma
  • Personal likes/dislikes
  • Effects of family and friends
  • Need for personal growth
  • Spirituality
  • Emotional balance

These are only a few of the various pieces that make up a whole person. Ultimately, each person deserves to go through treatment as an individual. Their initial assessment will determine their course of care. This plan will make sure that they are treated the way they need to be treated and not in the same way as others.

No two people are the same, and no two situations are the same. It is important for caregivers to acknowledge these facts and make sure that they proceed accordingly. When every part of a person is treated, nothing gets left behind.

How People Fall Apart

People with substance abuse and mental health issues often find that they begin to unravel in ways they hadn’t previously expected. They may have been able to hold things together for a sustained period of time. However, after a while, they can begin to lose touch with certain aspects of themselves. This is when their entire being breaks down piece by piece.

The first piece that people lose is their connection to themselves. Through a lifetime of dealing with trauma, people might section off pieces of their mind in an effort to distance themselves from their pain. Some may ask why these individuals have not sought treatment for their problems. The main reason is that confronting their trauma and mistakes can seem like a massive and scary undertaking. This then leads to the second piece.

People often get into  a cycle of substance abuse. It may seem minor, but over time it erodes both the psyche and the physical body. Unfortunately, many people find that after prolonged use of these substances, they need more to get the numbing sensation they require. This then further erodes how they think and feel.

These substances can have a dire effect on the body, causing any number of issues. Many of these may be irreversible regardless of when they stop. That is why it is so important to get help as soon as possible.

Over time, the toll these practices take on the person becomes exponential. Family and friends are pushed away, beloved activities are disregarded, jobs are lost, and money rapidly dissipates. These are all vital to what we think of as the bedrock of being an active individual in society. Often, a person is unable to accept treatment until they have reached this point.

The Goal of Treatment

When a person enters a treatment facility, they have one goal in mind: getting better. This is a goal shared by the individual as well as the facility itself.

For the people going through treatment, this goal is achieved through a variety of treatments, including:

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

These treatments work in tandem to benefit the entire person. They look at the individual as a collection of mental and physical conditions. The idea of bringing together mind, body, and soul has never been more prevalent than when someone is in a top-notch treatment center.

Twilight Recovery Center’s Approach to Treating the Entire Person

When a person arrives at Twilight Recovery Center, they are given the treatment they require and deserve. These individuals will receive an initial assessment that will determine their course of treatment while at our facility.

They will also be given a full rundown of the various amenities Twilight Recovery Center can offer them. Thanks to our tropical beachside location, residents will be given the opportunity to try new and relaxing activities that do not exist anywhere else.

Treating the entire person is paramount, and the offerings are abundant. We offer individual and group therapy like many facilities, but we also present alternative beachside therapies. This means that residents can utilize the fact that they are in a relaxed environment to begin healing their broken psyches.

There is nothing quite like the feeling of a productive individual therapy session followed by a meal prepared by a professional chef and then taking part in a meditative tai chi class on a sandy beach. This is what Twilight Recovery Center has to offer. An experience that addresses every part of the individual so that they can enter recovery with a clear mind, strong body, and overall self-fulfillment.

The rehab and recovery process is never one-size-fits-all.  In fact, for many people, the entire concept of rehab can be frightening because they believe it is simply group therapy. However, this is only a piece of the puzzle. Rehab and recovery are about finding all the broken pieces and bringing them together to work on the entire person. Whether it is helping to deal with substance abuse, bipolar disorder, or a dual diagnosis, each person has their own reasons for being in a facility. Twilight Recovery Center believes that without understanding and treating the whole person, no one can truly be healed. Learn more by calling us at (888) 414-8183.

Creates Staffing Excellence

Staffing Excellence

There are a number of reasons why rehab facilities focus on staffing excellence. An educated staff is the best way to achieve excellent patient care.

Empathy Education Is the Key to Staffing Excellence

One of the first things that people are taught is how to interact with patients. Individuals come to recovery centers in the most fragile state and must be treated with warmth and respect. They have made a decision to change their lives for the better. Staff must provide encouragement and proper communication to help achieve their goal of a better life.

One of the more interesting aspects of recovery staffing is just how many of them have been through the rehab/recovery process themselves. This lends a huge hand not only to the program but to the residents themselves. Consider just how much these individuals understand the system from the inside. They have had the experience of being both patient and staff. This insight allows them to present their knowledge to other staff members who have not had this firsthand experience.

Education can come from a variety of different places. Not every lesson can be learned in a classroom, and not every test involves a piece of paper. Empathy is something that people must learn to use, and there is no better teacher than those who have the background to educate.

Continuing Education for Staff

The idea of continuously improving one’s knowledge is a cornerstone of any rehab/recovery staff member. Each individual that steps through the doors of their facility provides another lesson in how to treat people. This applies to two places:

Medical Model

All facilities must follow certain medical models in order to provide care to individuals with substance abuse and mental health issues. This means hiring individuals who have completed specific training and obtained degrees or certificates.

Formal education is essential for these employees as new techniques, emerging medications, and treatment options are introduced. This applies not only to the moderation of certain therapies but also to their implementation.

Social Model

The staff of any rehab/recovery facility must be able to interact with their residents on an individual basis. This means anticipating how different people will act and behave before they do anything to harm themselves or others.

Often, staff will enter a facility with a certain level of knowledge in direct patient care. As they spend more time around their residents, they will grow as caregivers. This is done by creating pathways based not only on their own experiences but on those of their coworkers.

One of the best ways for a staff member to continue their social education is by having boots on the ground. This means that there is nothing quite like being immersed in the actual day-to-day of a rehab/recovery facility.

Each moment brings new lessons, and each resident brings their own personality, problems, and solutions. It is important that staff members take in this information, share it in staff meetings, and help new staff members acclimate as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Employing the Best

As with any medical facility, there are always people attempting to apply for employment. However, being staffing a rehab/recovery center is not suitable for everyone. It is not an easy position to fill, and facilities are wary of who they bring on board.

Each facility goes through a rigorous process to weed out those simply looking for employment and those who are qualified and dedicated to the well-being of their residents. One of the best ways to do this is to hire a mix of industry veterans and those new to their careers.

The right mix at a facility can create magic. Inexperienced staff can learn life lessons that school cannot teach, while veterans can acquire new techniques beyond their initial schooling.

Ultimately, when these groups come together, residents will discover that the facility possesses a particular flow and ease that is unmatched elsewhere. From the moment they wake up to the moment they go to sleep, they will feel loved, monitored, and taken care of in a way that treats them as adults who have a specific mission.

Caregivers should avoid treating them like children, coddling them, or telling them that they are perfect. In fact, sometimes what people need is the truth, and educated staff will know how to present that truth in a way that is digestible and anything but harsh.

The Twilight Recovery Center Difference

At Twilight Recovery Center, the staff has been vetted, educated, and monitored to make sure that they are not stuck in a caregiving rut. In fact, education is not only encouraged but rewarded. Staff members know that without constant education, they will become stagnant, and no facility wants stagnant employees.

The Twilight Recovery Center’s goal is, first and foremost, to assist residents with their journey into recovery. Only educated staff members can accomplish that.

With countless rehab and recovery centers across the country, how can a person choose the right one? The first thing to consider is the education and training of the facility’s staff. Regardless of their purpose, they should be the best at what they do in an environment that they trust. When a person enters a facility, the staff reflects on how the experience will be. At Twilight Recovery Center, an educated staff member will not only greet you but will conduct your initial intake assessment. This is only the first step and with each next step, you will meet and learn from people whose only purpose is to help. Learn more at (888) 414-8183.

Depression Physically Affects

Depression Physically Affects Individuals

When people are depressed, there can often be physical side effects. Depression may have its roots in a variety of places and could, in fact, be linked to other co-occurring disorders. However, these will only serve to bolster the already deprecating mental and physical side effects.

The Roots of Depression

Depression can come from many different sources. However, it is often linked to two particular areas:

Brain Chemistry

This is a critical piece to think about. A number of individuals will look at their lives and see nothing but positivity. They will see that their family is great, their job meets their needs, and they make enough money to afford fun vacations with the kids.

However, they find themselves depressed. Often, they are depressed for no apparent reason, and it makes them feel awful that they could possibly allow themselves to feel this way. They may feel selfish and berate themselves for having depressive thoughts.

In these cases, the problem may be a matter of simple brain chemistry. People with clinical depression often have low levels of dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. This is often due to an increase in the levels of monoamine oxidase A.

Though it may sound extremely technical, the bottom line is that there are chemicals the brain needs to stay balanced, and people with clinical depression are not getting enough of them. The solution is actually quite simple. Often, a person will want to attend therapy sessions, but the main solution can be medication. These can often include:

Each of these is a category of medication, as there are quite a number of them specifically made to treat symptoms of depression. Once a person has found the right balance of medication and therapy, they will often feel quite a bit better.

it is important to remember that this type of depression can have a variety of physical effects. These can include:

  • Insomnia
  • Lowered sex drive
  • Inability to engage in physical activities

There are other examples as well, but when someone is depressed, they will often shut down mentally, which leads to a severe decrease in normal physical activity.

Trauma

The other cause of depression is trauma. This trauma can come from any event in a person’s life or any combination of events. When this happens, individuals have been through something that has so affected them that they cannot get rid of the memories or the residual feelings.

A person who has suffered from trauma may not only feel depressed but may, in fact, have multiple issues associated with their depression. These co-occurring disorders can result in a decrease in activity and an increase in the use of illicit substances. Should a person reach this stage, they will have far more physical issues to deal with as a tangential result of their initial depression.

For people with trauma-related depression, the best way to deal with it is to seek therapy as soon as possible. Individuals may be feeling depression due to unaddressed childhood trauma and have therefore been suffering for decades. These people should be encouraged to find a medical professional that they trust as they may have exponentially worse mental and physical side effects due to the amount of time that has passed since their traumatic event.

Early Detection

Depression is insidious. It can strike at any time and sit in someone’s system for any length of time. Often, individuals are unaware that they are experiencing long-term clinical depression until others point out their lethargy and reticence to participate in activities.

Therefore, early detection is important. Unfortunately, one group that often gets left behind in this type of treatment is teenagers. People forget just how stressful it can be to be in their teens, and when someone has clinical depression mixed into the pot, the results can be disastrous. The rate of suicide among young people remains high, and in 2022 the group with the highest increase (8%) was males between 15 and 24.

One of the best types of early detection comes from the outside. Friends and loved ones are often the first to notice changes in an individual and should not feel awkward about bringing them up. If someone who is typically happy suddenly becomes morose, it’s important to speak up or ask a few questions. Nobody wants their friends or loved ones ignoring symptoms, especially when they may be subconscious cries for help.

Facilities such as Twilight Recovery Center are keenly aware of the issues that come with depression and how they can lead to substance abuse. Twilight Recovery Center is ready to work with those who need help, tackling overarching and underlying issues.

When a person begins experiencing depression, it may come as a surprise. Depression has many origins, but for some people, the idea seems to be that the condition is only mental. This could not be further from the truth. In fact, those with depression, especially prolonged depression, may find that the physical side effects make things even harder. At Twilight Recovery Center, we understand that individuals need assistance. Depression is not something to be swept under the rug. We are firm believers in discussing personal issues, how they have affected people’s lives, and what to do to make things better. Call our facility today for more information at (888) 414-8183.

 

 

Treat Repressed Childhood Trauma

Treat Repressed Childhood Trauma

There are many varieties of trauma that cause people to experience mental and physical issues later in life. For people who have experienced childhood trauma, the repercussions can be devastating.

One of the main issues is that they may not realize just where their issues stem from. This is often due to their trauma being repressed.

What Is Trauma?

When asked to identify trauma, medical professionals discuss the fact that there are two types of trauma:

  • Physical
  • Mental

These two types of trauma can exist independently or in tandem. However, more often than not, if a person has experienced physical trauma, they will also have some mental trauma associated with it.

What Is Childhood Trauma?

Many people suffering from substance abuse have some level of trauma in their past. This trauma can be categorized as abuse. Unfortunately, this abuse is often at the hands of a close relative, such as a parent.

Childhood trauma may stem from a variety of abuses:

  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Verbal
  • Emotional

Again, these often exist in tandem rather than on their own. One of the hallmarks of trauma is just how insidious it can be and how it never affects just one part of a person’s psyche.  When it comes from abuse, especially from someone a child should be able to trust, the damage is compounded.

An issue that can come up is that the abuse can be so severely traumatic that it becomes repressed. This means that the child buries the issues in a way that they may not remember what happened to them.  It may even happen while the trauma continues to be perpetrated upon them.

What Happens With Repressed Trauma?

When a person represses trauma, it may have the effect of compounding the side effects the person goes through later in life.

Many people will find themselves experiencing mental health problems without realizing their origins. These may include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Nightmares
  • Problems with personal relationships
  • Insomnia
  • Unexplained anger

Most people will not seek professional treatment even when these issues become commonplace. Even those who have repressed issues may be afraid of what these feelings and emotions could mean. They may see themselves as broken and do not want a stranger “looking inside their heads.”

Others may turn to illicit substances in an effort to self-medicate. This substance abuse may even start at a young age with experimentation. The person will find that when they use these substances, they experience numbness that can calm and blank out their minds, even for a little while. While this can be cathartic, it will quickly turn into a habit and an addiction.

When these addictions take hold, people may be functionally addicted, working and living in a way that others remain in the dark about their problems. However, it will only become worse as they progress. Many substances require a person to consume more as they find themselves (getting used to) certain amounts.

A person’s reticence to speak with a medical professional or enter a program often does not end until their loved ones reach a breaking point or the individual overdoses. The hope is that these people get help before this happens. Either way, recovery centers are ready to help.

How a Recovery Center Can Help

The first thing a recovery center will do is a full assessment of the individual. This will include a rundown of what they have been going through, both mentally and physically. For many people, this assessment will simply identify what immediate needs the individual has. This often means discussing the level of detox they will be going through. It is important that the person have their system purged of any substances that are causing problems. Without this step, there is no reason to continue treatment.

Once detox is complete, the individual will be given another assessment. They will take a deeper dive into their issues to determine the types of therapeutic treatments they require. This will always include some type of individual therapy as well as group therapy. However, if a person is given a dual diagnosis, they will often require some type of medication-assisted therapy.

This means that they will be given specific medications under strict supervision to assist with some of their overarching mental health issues in an effort to give their mind space to deal with the deeper problems.

How Individual Therapy Can Begin the Healing Process

Quite a number of addicts have never set foot in a therapy session. Therefore, when they enter recovery and begin discussing their repressed issues, it is a pivotal moment in treatment. They must be with a medical professional they trust and are comfortable talking with.

In these sessions, they will be heavily encouraged to take down the walls they have put up around themselves. These protective shields have existed for decades to stop the person from having to deal directly with the issues that have placed them in the position they find themselves.

Sessions may feel combative at first, perhaps emotionally draining, and definitely cathartic. They will act as a way to begin the process of unburdening oneself from the chains that others placed upon them years ago. People will begin to understand that although treatment and recovery have become their responsibility, the roots of their issues were not their fault.

Though they have been put in this position by the neglect and abuse of others, there are better ways to deal with these problems than substance abuse.

Twilight Recovery Center’s Approach to Trauma

At Twilight Recovery Center, we focus on the individual and their continued care. Our approach is to give individuals a new beginning and set them up for future recovery. We are proud to say that our program is the first step on a long road, but one that we are proud to offer.

There are many problems rooted in childhood trauma. Some people with mental or substance abuse issues may not even realize where their issues stem from. Twilight Recovery Center is prepared to assist individuals in their attempt to find the origins of their problems. Often, this means making considerable headway into understanding and confronting situations that may feel uncomfortable and frightening. Our caring staff is on call to make sure that you are cared for every step of the way. We will make sure that each moment of your time with us is utilized to assist you in confronting your past while looking forward into your recovery. Call us today at (888) 414-8183.

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