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5 Ways Life Changes With Treatment

Written by O'Connor Professional Group
Published on March 30, 2018

Going to treatment for a behavioral health issue is a life changing experience. Making the decision to seek treatment can be a difficult one. The results, however, are always worth the challenge.

You Stabilize:

Many people come into treatment having been off their medications. Some people have diagnoses which were never properly assessed or treated and go on medications for the first time. Others, who have been addicted to drugs and alcohol, detox from their substance of choice and start their journey of abstinence. Chemically, people who are seeking treatment are off balance. Something in life is off-balance. Treatment is an opportunity to safely stabilize with professional guidance and care. Stabilization is an important part of the recovery process. After you stabilize, you can start doing the deep “work” which treatment offers you in individual therapy, group therapy, and healing modalities.

You Dump Your Baggage:

Trauma is considered to be a primary source of mental, behavioral, and substance use disorders. Everyone has been through some kind of something in their lives with which they never really learned how to cope, how to let it go, and how to move on. When you go to treatment, you spend an extensive amount of time in therapeutic settings investigating your life and yourself. In the process, you start unloading many of the harmful, painful thoughts you’ve carried with you in your life.

You Learn How To Cope:

As you start to let go of the baggage you’ve carried with your for so long, you learn how to live without it. Coping skills can be either positive or negative. The coping skills you develop which might be negative were a necessary means of survival. Recovery offers you more than survival. Recovery offers you the chance to thrive. Thriving starts with healthy, positive coping skills for reckoning with your past, your present, your future, and the world around you.

You Learn Life Skills:

Part of learning how to cope is learning how to keep up with all of life’s demands. The way you lived your life before was the best that you could do with what you had at the time. There are, most often, better and more effective ways of living. Life skills help you learn to “live life on life’s terms” as it is described in recovery communities. Life skills are necessary for being present in the natural and exciting flow of life- something you get to do after treatment.

You Find Yourself:

Treatment programs are tailor made for your individual needs, diagnoses, and intentions. Through treatment, you learn about who you are: what you like, what you don’t like, what you want, what you need, what you’re passionate about, and most importantly, what you want your life to look like.

A whole new life is waiting for you and your family. Start healing today by calling the O’Connor Professional Group. Our concierge style services are designed to empower you and your family to focus on healing. Leave the details to the professionals. Consultations, treatment planning, monitoring programs, and professional recovery coaches in addition to many services, are custom created to fit your needs. Call us today for information: (617) 910-3940

5 Ways Life Changes With Treatment

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