Understanding Recovery

Addiction is Deceptive - Almost all alcoholics and addicts tell themselves in the beginning that they can conquer their drinking problem or addiction on their own without the help of outside resources. Unfortunately, this is not usually the case. When an alcoholic or addict makes attempts at detoxification and to stop drug use without the aid of professional help, statistically the results do not last long. Research into the effects of long-term addiction shows that substantial changes in the way the brain functions are present long after the addict has stopped using drugs. Realizing that a drug addict who wishes to recover from their addiction needs more than just strong will power is the key to a successful recovery. Battling not only cravings for their drug of choice, re-stimulation of their past and changes in the way their brain functions, it is no wonder that quitting drugs without professional help is an uphill battle.

Professional Help is Needed

Drug rehabilitation is a multi-phase, multi-faceted, long term process. Detoxification is only the first step on the road of addiction treatment. Physical detoxification alone is not sufficient to change the patterns of a drug addict. Recovery from addiction involves an extended process which usually requires the help of drug addiction professionals. To make a successful recovery, the addict needs new tools in order to deal with situations and problems which arise. Factors such as encountering someone from their days of using, returning to the same environment and places, or even small things such as smells and objects trigger memories which can create psychological stress. This can hinder the addict's goal of complete recovery, thus not allowing the addict to permanently regain control of his or her life.

SouthCoast Recovery

has a unique approach to recovery. We believe that recovery from addictive disorders is a process of transformation in all areas of your life. We consider chemical dependency to be a physical, mental, social, and spiritual disease. In our program, we focus on “how to live life fully” by providing individual and group counseling, 12 step support, recreation, and much, much more. These are some of the key elements each client learns in our program: Anger Management, Accountability, Denial Management, Dreaming, Identifying Core Values, Credit Repair, Developing Goals, Relationship Building, Healthy Habit Building, Securing Work.

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment is one of many methods whose ultimate goal is long-term abstinence from drugs and alcohol. Those who attend learn new tools to help them stay sober and learn about the reasons that they use in first place. Most people can re-enter society and lead responsible, successful drug and alcohol free lives for a short period. Inpatient drug rehab centers and treatment centers offer support and structure for men and women seeking help. It is not the end of the story. Participants reside on location for various periods. Each client has an individualized program to identify and learn about their disease. Care at an inpatient drug rehab is provided 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Transitional Living

Transitional living is the second phase of our drug and alcohol treatment program. This phase gives real world practice at integrating textbook knowledge learned in the first phase into our daily habits. By the time our clients graduate, bad habits are replaced by healthy ones, values are remembered and, most importantly, they are living in conformity with their core values. Each client comes with his or her own core values (right/wrong, morality, etc.). Most of us ignore those values due to the disease of addiction. We help a person find their values (we don't try to impose anyone else's) and then live by them. When this happens, a person is strong enough to re-enter society.

Recovery is not a horizon-to-horizon superhighway. There are lots of tricky detours. Lots of ruts; lots of bumps. Lots of flat tires-and flat moods. Lots of running out of gas. The good thing is that you don't have to ride it in a covered wagon. And you don't have to pioneer it. Hundreds of thousands of once "hopeless drunks" and "depraved addicts" have followed this road before you. Instead of dying of cancer, cirrhosis of the liver, a stroke, or a host of other tragic circumstances, they survive to tell their tales - to share with you the lessons of their setbacks and the celebrating their successes.

These are the goals of recovery, and of SouthCoast's program. You can't achieve them by waving a magic wand, by popping a magic pill, or even by being in our program for a few months, you've got to want to do new things with your life. If you're accustomed to immediate gratification, the slow process of recovery may at first be difficult to comprehend. But if you think about it you will remember that you didn't get into trouble with alcohol and/or drugs overnight. And you can't put the pieces of your life back together between sundown and sunup either.

Step by step, SouthCoast Recovery will guide you through the rocky route to recovery, with each section of the program taking you a giant step further.

SouthCoast offers effective drug rehab, recovery and treatment programs in California. We integrate the 12-Step Recovery (twelve step) method with other treatment theories. We are a recovery treatment center that offers short and long term addiction treatment programs and understands difficult addictions to alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamine (crystal, meth, crank), cocaine (crack, rock, powder), heroin (morphine, methadone, smack, suboxone), party drugs (GHB, ketamine) and similar mind altering substances.

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