In a residential drug and alcohol addiction treatment program in Texas, patients are provided with comfort in recovery away from outside distractions. They are therefore able to focus on self-examination, building life skills, socialization with peers in recovery, and development of the right mindset to really want a fulfilling sober life.
Peers play an important role in inpatient or residential drug and alcohol addiction treatment. It’s through shared experiences, group counseling, and learning to live harmoniously with others that our clients form some of the most positive and supportive bonds of their lifetime.
These peers become a steadfast source of support when those in recovery leave treatment for their new sober lives in their home communities of Texas. There are things these peers understand that families and other loved ones never will as the bond of recovery is established. This removes the shield of isolation that addiction presents.
Texas Residential Treatments Begin With Detox
Over the course of an addiction, chemicals from the consumed substance cause the brain and body to adapt. At first, the body is unused to the presence of a substance, allowing for quick and potent highs. Yet over time, the body becomes dependent on the drug and it takes more to feel the same effects. As the body builds tolerance, the brain drives cravings, which in turn fuels the vicious cycle of addiction.
Drug detox is the process of removing toxins from the body, which can include drugs and alcohol. Freeing the body and mind of toxins starts the healing process.
When a physical dependency is unfulfilled, the affected person undergoes withdrawal. Withdrawal is particularly severe for heavy users, and for users of alcohol, heroin, and benzos. This severity is dangerous not only to a person’s health but also to their recovery. If a person undergoes withdrawal but has access to their substance of choice, the urge to relapse will be very strong. Withdrawal is the first and perhaps the most difficult roadblock to your recovery.