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Why Is A Long-Term Recovery Plan Necessary For Life-Long Sobriety?

Treating addiction is not something that has a set beginning, middle and end. Recovery is a life-long journey for addicts, who are said to be “in recovery,” not “recovered” from their disease. For that reason, long-term treatment is necessary to support a client’s long-term recovery.

Simply having someone complete his or her course of outpatient addiction treatment and then return to a regular schedule without a long term treatment plan would be unfair to the client, who has invested so much effort in making a life change to get sober.

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A New Lifestyle Starts In Outpatient Addiction Treatment

When people come to us for help, they know they need to embrace an entirely new way of thinking, a new way of dealing with emotions, relating to family members, friends and co-workers and themselves. In short, they are beginning an entirely new life and lifestyle. We teach the skills to continue this new way of thinking and dealing with emotions and stress throughout our client’s life.

Even the most enthusiastic and receptive client will take time to learn these new skills and strategies so that they become second nature. The process will not happen overnight, and there is a lot of damage from the substance abuse that needs to be uncovered and dealt with.

Life-Long Tools To Overcome Temptation And Prevent Relapse

We guide our clients through their own personal reasons for turning to drugs and then teach them how to overcome these reasons and work toward their own personal goals.

Replacing the previous unhealthy coping strategy with something positive through supportive therapy takes practice, and we know that our clients do not have their former coping method of choice (taking drugs or using alcohol) to rely on when they feel stressed during this process.

That’s exactly why, through our individualized long-term recovery plan, we work closely with each of our clients, providing the essential knowledge and tools to prevent relapse once they have completed their outpatient program.

Private Residential Sober Living Available For Outpatient Clients

The Dunes East Hampton can also offer outpatient clients our private, sober living house to stay in. This arrangement gives our clients the opportunity to have support from other clients who are in the same phase of recovery all while providing a safe, comfortable and luxurious residence.

Part of a long-term treatment plan may include regularly attending 12-step meetings or counseling. Sober living house clients can arrange to attend those types of support groups while they continue their therapy.

Begin A New Journey Of Life-Long Sobriety

Here at The Dunes Outpatient Program, we help our clients overcome their painful past of addiction and begin the journey to life-long sobriety.

Call us now to learn more and see how we can help yourself or a loved one begin a new life!…YOU are worth it.

5 Tips To Fight Internet Addiction

From online gaming to quizzes and social media, it has never been easier to find oneself entrapped in an internet addiction. Though abstinence often serves as a viable option for many other addictions, a number of people rely on the medium for education or work purposes. Instead of abstaining from the internet completely, our specialists recommend these tactics to help curb the cravings and behaviors associated with the compulsion.

Tips To Overcome Internet Addiction

    1. Accept the issue – In order to combat an addiction, addicts must first come to terms with the fact that there is a problem. Once an addiction is recognized, the repair process will be much smoother.

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  1. Locate your triggers – There are typically events or actions that set off an internet addict. Anxiety, stress, or boredom are very common in this area. Once you have determined your triggers, do your best to eliminate them in different ways. For instance, if you use the internet most while you are anxious, find another outlet, such as exercise or an artistic endeavor.
  1. Keep a log of how often you use the internet – Most individuals don’t realize how much scroll time they devote daily. Record use habits each and every time you pop in. Log the date, start time, and end time of each session to gain a better understanding of your habits. You may be surprised just how much time is “wasted” online!
  1. Set goals for your off-time internet use; placing time restrictions on your sessions – An hour each night should be a proper starting point. Make sure to log off as soon as the alarm sounds. Keep in mind that you can always finish what you were doing the next day. As your mind begins to acclimate to an hour, begin scaling back the time in 10- to 15-minute increments.
  1. Focus on your health! Internet addiction often robs users of their free time and hobbies once they’ve succumbed to the addiction. Create a list of activities that you enjoy. Next time you feel like checking your inbox, do one of those things instead! Play music, go for a jog, or take a drive somewhere new. This tactic will also help you spend more time with your family, which may have suffered neglect during your internet addiction.

Need Addiction Help?

If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction, The Dunes East Hampton is the place to turn. Pick up the phone today and let our team of recovery specialists get you back on track toward the healthy lifestyle you’ve been missing. Call now! Help is waiting!