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
- 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.