Eventually, for those who succeed, recovery will also be a time of personal growth and fulfillment for them and their loved ones. At Benchmark Recovery Center, it has been our experience that very few men or women ever relapse while at the recovery center.
Because it’s a safe secure, controlled environment in which it’s extremely difficult to get access to the addictive substance that brought them there.
Some may even shy away from the term recovery and opt for the term “recovering” to better describe the ongoing process. In the security of our recovery center, your commitment to getting better is easily reinforced since our center as may others, are designed to eliminate the environmental connections to your addiction.
While your dedication to recovery may be strong, once you leave these doors, the true test of your will begins. How vulnerable will you be to relapse? How will you overcome cravings and temptation? These are the questions all our residents face when they leave Benchmark Recovery Center. What are the answers?
Reclaiming Your Life: A Continuing Care Plan
Following a continuing care plan completely leads to a high success rate of recovery. In order to do that though there is work that needs to be done. For one thing, you need to repair your relationships because these are the relationships that will provide you with much needed support. Also, continuing from your efforts in the recovery center, efforts to change or alter the “addict mentality” will be an important part of recovery.
Life after recovery is a life that involves meeting every day, working with a sponsor, getting a home or a group, going to aftercare and beginning to help others. Life after recovery means holding down a job and dealing with the demands of life you once had — paying bills, spending time with your family, doing activities that don’t involve substance abuse.
Slowly but surely you’ll start to see a semblance of your former life beginning to take shape and grow. Things like your physical health and emotional well-being improve and you can begin to enjoy the simple, everyday activities of life with a clear mind, a sincere heart and a sense of accomplishment that you are able to achieve without the use of alcohol or drugs. It is a feeling that can only be described from experience and the dedicated staff at Benchmark Recovery Center know exactly how that feels. They are a shining example of what it means to follow a continuum of care and are here to support and guide you as you embark on your life after recovery.
Success Means Staying The Course And Living Your Life
Leaving Benchmark Recovery Center and starting your new life without drugs or alcohol means that you need to become accountable and responsible. You take what you learned in recovery and use those tools along with the tools of your continued care plan to help you focus, create a sober environment and avoid activities that were part of your addicted life and friends who may still be addicts.
Unfortunately there are no guarantees in recovery. That being said, it is clear from past results that the longer your continuum of care, the better chance you have of succeeding in your recovery. Also know that if you’ve made it as far as being able to leave Benchmark Recovery Center then you’ve accomplished the most difficult part of recovery. With our support, the help of your friends, family and co-workers and a dedication to stay on the right track, traveling down the road after recovery is a journey you will enjoy.