Sober Living and Extended Care at AspenRidge North
The biggest part of rehab is staying away from substances that got you addicted in the first place. The inability to do this is why people who want to quit find it so difficult to do so.
People who are addicted tend to be that way because they surround themselves with enablers, they have easy access to people who supply their addiction, or they have it around their homes. Addiction becomes a part of their daily life, and, while destructive, feeding the beast is relatively easy and normal.
AspenRidge provides a sober living environment so you can adjust yourself to a new normal. Even when you want to quit, sometimes the urges to drink or use are simply too hard to overcome when the "relief" of a hit is at arm's length. But that's not real relief, it's a step deeper into the pit.
We provide a sober housing environment where that temptation is removed from your daily life entirely. At some point during rehab, you WILL want to use. Addiction doesn't release its victims that easily. But one of the best ways to prevent a relapse is to put yourself in an environment free of drugs and alcohol. By putting yourself in an environment where your vices aren't readily available, you will have to confront your addiction head-on, and that is an important step towards true recovery.
Okay, What is "Sober Living" Actually Like?
We know, talking about "sober living" doesn't sound like the most entertaining thing in the world. It might sound downright boring if you don't know what to expect.
Actually, it's quite the opposite. We go all-out to provide activities, events, and recreation to our patients. When you're going through your rehab therapy and treatment, that's one thing. But when you're in your downtime, you should feel like you're on vacation. In fact, the only thing our facility DOESN'T have is drugs and alcohol.
We believe it's vital that you have activities to stimulate your mind and body. During extended care, we offer activities that interest you, as they are important to the recovery process as well. Throughout your treatment, we want you to develop new interests.
When you overcome addiction, you're going to find yourself with a lot of new free time - time you would otherwise have spent using drugs or alcohol. We want to make sure you have fun, interesting and useful new things to fill that time with. Maybe you pick up a new hobby, or a sport. Maybe you learn a trade and open up a whole new career path. There are endless opportunities, and we make it our mission to remove addiction from your life, and fill that space with things that make you truly happy.
Okay, So What Happens After I Leave AspenRidge?
As much as we love to have you here, the goal of staying at AspenRidge is not for you to stay forever. We want you to get the help you need, and then go on to lead a healthy, happy, productive life, never needing our services again.
That means getting back to your normal life, re-introducing you to the temptations that put you into rehab in the first place. Only this time, you're going to have the strength to overcome them. Of course, getting to that point isn't automatic, and it isn't magical. We help get you there with our after-care program.
After-care is an essential step in the recovery process. This is where the counselors and staff will help you transition back into society. Many things about your life will have to change after you complete drug counseling, and it's imperative that you have someone on your side showing you how to function outside of an addiction treatment facility.
Addiction often creates major problems in your life, problems that go beyond just you. Chances are, your addiction has caused problems in your family, in your personal relationships, and your professional life.
Many of those things will be up to you to fix, but we aim to give you the tools to do them effectively. We'll help you figure out how to approach mending your broken bonds - and moving on from those that are beyond repair. We'll also help you get back on your feet with employment and housing, when needed.
The transition out of addiction is not always a smooth one, but you can bet we are here to help you get your life back on track, even after your withdrawals and urges are under control.
If you'd like to talk about getting on the path to recovery, whether you're looking at our extended care, sober living services, or anything else, please contact us today and talk to us about your situation. We'll figure out what your needs are, together, and get you on the road to regaining your life.