Jackonsville, Florida (PRWEB) August 14, 2007
"Real-life" rehab treatment is being offered at Steppingstone Center in Florida, boasting higher success rates due to emphasis on living in conditions similar to "real-life," which help those recovering to cope with day-to-day issues that can lead to relapse without a steady transition.
Rehabilitation and recovery relies on certain factors, including feeling safe in the environment and not feeling threatened, insecure, or out of place. It is important for those seeking treatment for them or a loved one to locate a drug rehab center that meets their needs and helps prepare them to return to a relapse-free life. Steppingstone Center is at the forefront of the "Real-Life" method of detox and drug addiction treatment.
When looking for a program with housing options, a "real-life" environment is ideal for comfortable and effective treatment. This type of housing environment is geared to making the patients feel as comfortable as possible, which can work in conjunction with a "whole person" treatment programs.
"Whole person" addiction treatment programs work to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. With this "cutting-edge" philosophy, recovery centers bring a new outlook on the environment in which recovery has the highest success rate. Treatment at these clinics focuses on the body, mind, and spirit of the patient.
Rehab clinics in Florida and throughout the US are notorious for advertising living environments that they do not deliver, but some addiction treatment centers break the mold with innovative housing options. For example, most "recovery apartments" are designed to assist in treatment of patients by allowing them the opportunity to experiences some challenges of living in the "real-world" while remaining in a healing atmosphere. These apartments are designed to resemble the real world, but staff is on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide support, supervision, and enforcement of treatment policies.
The "real-life" environment includes a number of amenities designed to help bring people closer together and open up to each other, which increases the effectiveness of treatment. Sports, video games, and other group activities are used in conjunction with addiction treatment programs. Some centers, for example, the Stepping Stone Center for Recovery, offer fully furnished 2-bedroom apartments.
It is widely accepted that drug addiction and alcoholism are a chronic disease of the brain, which means that relapse is always possible. There is no exact formula to prevent relapse, but there are guidelines and rules you can follow that increase the chance to maintain long-term recovery.
To ensure successful, long-term, relapse-free recovery, it is important to make the transition back into the "real world" as comfortable as possible. Coping with "real life" issues can be difficult for the recently rehabilitated addict and can lead to relapse. The stress of the transition back to the world can even cause relapse. Living in a "real life" environment in addition to receiving mental, spiritual, and physical treatment, contributes to the high long-term success rate at clinics that adopt this method.
When seeking treatment for drug addiction or alcohol detox, involving family is often an important step toward recovery. A "family recovery program" is used to help families identify issues within the family unit. Each member of the family is encouraged to accept the past and look forward, and to open up and share negative experiences and family relationships. Participating in a family recovery program can contribute to preventing relapse and help with complete rehabilitation.