10 Ways to Make the Most Out of Treatment


You did it.  You finally took the leap and find yourself trying to navigate what treatment is all about.  You’re anxious, excited, and hoping treatment will be the catalyst in your life for change.  Here are ten ways to make the most out of your treatment.

Have Fun

Have an awesome time.  These ten ways are not listed in any particular order.  A case could be made that this is the most important.  You need to retrain your brain to associate soberness with awesomeness?  

Work Hard

Achieving freedom from addiction is a battle.  Those who are ill equipped will become a casualty.  Your mission is to utilize the advice and tools offered by treatment centers to wi .

Be Vulnerable

Addiction is a disease that has many tendrils into other areas of your life.  A doctor wanting to clean out an infection sometimes cuts deeper to get the junk out.  Sometimes your inner self will have to be cut a little deeper to heal completely.

Make New Friends

You share an immediate connection with others in treatment.  Everyone there is on a journey toward sobriety.  What better way to start a new support system of lasting friendships than with those in front of you?  

Help Others

Sometimes you get overwhelmed thinking about yourself, your fears, and all you have to accomplish to recover.  Take a break and help a fellow in need.  You may be surprised how focusing on others helps you progress yourself.

Continue Your Education

You have already made a smart choice by seeking treatment.  What other dreams are unfulfilled?  Continuing your education will open a world of possibilities, and provide a great distraction.

Start a New Job

The nice thing about getting a new job is that fresh-start feeling.  As you undertake some responsibilities in life, you will have less time to want to use, and some money to boot.

Stay a While

There is no need to rush through treatment.  Stay until you are ready and the treatment center agrees.  Leaving before you are ready could end in you having to start all over.

Become an Expert

You should know more about addiction than experts before you leave treatment.  Knowing the warning signs of addiction and relapse could be the key to keep you on track when things get rough.  

Don’t Use

Obviously you should not use if you want your treatment to have any positive impact in your life.  Not using drugs is obvious, but it will also be the one thing you want to do more than a time or two.  Be prepared.  

The Lakehouse Treatment Center understands the worlds of active addiction and active recovery. Years of comprehensive experience have helped us build a unique program focused on changing lives and rebuilding families. From detox to sober living, The Lakehouse program focuses on learning how to live and have fun again- a treatment experience like no other. Call us anytime: 877.762.3707


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