Having a support system is essential for daily life. Having someone to turn, talk to, and interact with daily helps support mental health. In addiction treatment, having that type of support is even more critical. In some ways, that support system can help a person avoid a relapse. Serenity House Detox & Recovery Houston offers tools to support you as you work towards recovery and well after you reach it. To learn more about the importance of a support system, please contact our team today at 866.516.8356.
Why Does a Support System Matter?
From the moment you decide to stop using drugs and alcohol, life changes. It creates a situation in which you’re working against dependence to save your life, which can mean you have more stress, intense feelings, and mental health complications. These factors are part of life, but often drug or alcohol use can numb them. Therefore, having a support system to help you through this process becomes critical. A support system can do many things for you, including:
- Keeping your motivation up and your eye on the goal
- Helping you to interpret what is happening to you in an accurate manner rather than flawed thought patterns
- Providing advice and guidance when you’re struggling with sobriety
- Giving you a place to cry, laugh, and express frustration without judgment
- Providing you with a sense of worth when you may not feel worthy
Having a support system is not just about having someone to be there when you’re dealing with hard decisions. This system also means you have a person (or people) who tells you the truth and explains when you’re wrong. These are individuals invested in your best outcome, not meeting your immediate needs. Having someone tell you no can help you to stay the course. When they tell you it’s time to get more help, you know they are honest about what your specific needs are right now.
How to Build a Strong Support System
Who is a part of your support system right now? It should not be anyone who is actively using drugs or alcohol themselves. It should also be a person that is willing to be honest with you when you need it. They may need to tell you that you are wrong or providing you with advice that may not seem like an easy decision. You may also need a person who will be available to you in the middle of the night when everything seems to be so difficult.
Some of the most influential people in your life may be hurt or no longer willing to help you after you’ve hurt them during addiction. This time might be when you need to get additional support, such as with family therapy.
Group therapy is another tool that can help you with support. During your drug and alcohol treatment program, you’ll work with peers in group therapy sessions. Many times, lasting bonds form that can carry on for years to come. It is essential to have people on your side who understand what you’ve gone through because they have as well.
Get Treatment Started at Serenity House Detox & Recovery Houston
Your support system starts with our team. If you’re struggling with addiction or mental health disorders without help, you don’t have to wait to get help. Our team is here to support you at Serenity House Detox & Recovery Houston. Now is the time to start building your support system. To do so, reach out to our team to learn about our programs, including:
- Men’s detox programs
- Women’s detox programs
- Medical detox programs
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Residential treatment programs
With a comprehensive treatment program, ample resources, and compassionate counselors, you can start on a path of healing. Learn more by connecting with us online or calling our team today at 866.516.8356.