Throughout the process of early recovery there are a lot of important and urgent matters to address and manage. Inpatient treatment programs, outpatient programs, sober living, insurance, hospital stays, legal issues, family and job troubles and so much more.
All of these scenerios come with pressures and tough decisions that seem overwhelming. There is an avalanche of emotional, financial, personal and all other forms of stress during these times. In the middle of all this stress is the early 12-step recovery work and meetings to attend to stay focused on the primary goal, staying clean and sober. It takes a lot of work and effort to achieve and maintain recovery and put a life back on track.
They say it takes a village to raise a child and it certainly takes a like minded team of people to help a person recover from addiction.
Building a solid foundation of trusted advisors and people around us who have our best interest at heart is a vital element to successful recovery and a successful life. We can't do it alone.
At The Arches, we focus on building and expanding this team of trusted advisors and positive influences around our clients. As we help them build the team we are also working on helping them utilize the team. Learning to reach out and ask for help or to confirm whether their thinking is healthy or not is difficult for the recovering addict.
Our program is designed to help the client transition back into a productive life, lived through long-term recovery. We spend a great deal of our time and efforts to help the client get comfortable with utilizing their supporting team members. The process helps them find a safe place to discuss their issues and experience how healing it is to be open and honest about those things that use to keep them in an upset.
Through this work, when the client is ready to transition from our program, they have established good habits and routines of reaching out to solid relationships in recovery. These solid, foundational relationships will help guide them and keep them on track and growing into long-term, permanent recovery.