A Forever Recovery (AFR)is a unique facility and program that takes a new approach to laying the foundation for rehabilitation from alcohol or drug abuse. Under the belief that every individual’s experience with addiction is different, AFR operates to provide a wealth of options that are carefully tailored to the needs of the individual, in order to set each person on a strong path towards recovery. As such, this facility is one of the only programs in the country that does not focus on a limited time structure to reach a specific goal, such as complete recovery.
A Comprehensive Approach
Many individuals who struggle with addiction to drugs or alcohol find that the path towards recovery is not a clear one. While every approach will most likely prove challenging for the individual, it is clear that every person will respond differently to whatever specific method they pursue. Some people may experience immediate success upon their first entry into a common rehabilitation facility and others may find that they relapse into bad habits. This pattern could further discourage an individual to seek continuing help or pursue different models of rehab, as they feel there is no hope.
Taking note that every person responds differently to different treatment plans, A Forever Recovery works to meticulously address every aspect of one’s addiction, from the physical to the mental elements. AFR is one of the only facilities in the country that provides an open-ended approach towards recovery. The open-ended nature of this program allows clients to explore varied options and take the time they need to reach a point of recovery.
Taking consideration of everything that addiction can impact, AFR works to repair the mind, the body and the spirit according to each individual’s specific needs. This comprehensive approach is provided through the use of:
- Health-Related Resources
AFR understands that chemical dependency on any substance is one that transforms the biological nature of the body. In recovery, the body is the usually the first area to repair, as a strong foundation is required to clearly address the other factors that are related to addiction. Some of the health-oriented tools that AFR utilizes to help restore the physical nature of a client include acupuncture, vitamin, nutritional, fitness and massage varieties of therapy.
- Intellectual Resources
Although the body may have the ability to cleanse its self of a harmful substance that an individual is addicted to, it does not necessarily mean that person will have the educational background to sustain his or her recovery. In order to fully grasp the intellectual foundation associated with addiction, AFR welcomes guests to films and lectures that further explore the many topics that are related to addiction. Many of these educational resources are delivered by guest speakers who are trusted professionals in their fields.
- Moral Reconation Therapy
Moral Reconation Therapy, or MRT, is one of the leading resources that help AFR clients establish a path towards recovery. While this therapy is applied in many different fields, it is one that can help addicts use cognitive-behavioral tools to establish improve moral reasoning and behavioral practices to create a mind that is able to make stronger, more well-rounded decisions. Although a complex approach with a seasoned history, Moral Reconation Therapy is known for its ability to treat several offender populations and tackle many complicated, diverse issues through basic cognitive principles.
Most recovering addicts will assert that overcoming this form of self-abuse is one that is very difficult without a strong support system. While many people who come to A Forever Recovery are already supported by friends and family, some are not always afforded this additional comfort. As such, AFR provides a strong support system for individuals to work through their issues and overcome them with strength. This is achieved through one-on-one therapy, as well as group therapy, so that the individual can open up about their experiences in a supportive environment, as well as offer support to others in need.
What kind of factors does AFR address?
As a comprehensive and open-ended program, A Forever Recovery is designed to tackle some of the most challenging areas of life that addiction can create or impair. This program is not just about helping individual’s wean themselves off of a substance, but also repair the foundation of their well-being. To achieve this holistic recovery, some clients may find it beneficial to seek out help from AFR to:
- Learn how to face life in sobriety
- Manage pain and stress without the use of substances
- Develop life skills
- Develop short and long term goals
- Explore and discuss feelings to create a more balanced set of emotions
- Address issues of codependency and discover ways to overcome such relationships
- Fully approach resentments and learn how to handle them
- Take accountability for previous and future actions
- Heal and rebuild damaged relationships
- Learn about how nutrition impacts overall health
- Communicate with others in an effective, healthy manner
- Develop coping skills, rather than relying on substances to avoid such feelings
- Practice and strengthen meditation techniques
- Overcome patterns of denial
- Discover ways to properly manage anger
A Forever Recovery Addresses the Impact Addiction Has on Life
Although many addictions slowly grow and develop without anyone in the abuser’s life taking notice, these unhealthy habits eventually create obstacles in essentially every aspect of life. Individuals who are addicted to a harmful substance will often find that their social, family, romantic, professional and personal lives are all drastically impaired as a result of their substance abuse. While these areas of damage may prompt one to change, it is common that the drug will take control of the individual’s life and cause them to further destroy their future, health and relationships.
Accepting the Addiction
Many times loved ones will take notice of a friend or family member who has become addicted to drugs and will encourage them to seek help. However, it is not always guaranteed that abusers will accept the presence of their addiction, and if they do, there is no promise that they will prove receptive to whatever course of treatment is sought out. If this is the case, an individual may continue to spiral out of control and back into his or her harmful habits, essentially denying the presence of the problem. However, if an individual does truly accept the addiction, he or she can find a healthy way to confront and overcome the problem.
Confronting the Addiction
Confronting addictions is not an action that is possible in every environment, as the factors of daily life may serve as constant distraction to the abuser. However, those who have made the decision to accept their addiction and seek help will have the courage to move forward and face the issue head on. A Forever Recovery is one recovery facility that provides a safe, healthy atmosphere in which these troubled individuals can tackle their addictions from every angle. Instead of simply separating an individual from the addiction, A Forever Recovery works to provide clients with instruction that will help them face temptation and harmful situations correctly, long after their stay at the facility.