The Importance of Being Involved in Your Treatment Experience

The Importance of Being Involved in Your Treatment Experience

Overcoming a Ritalin addiction takes hard work and commitment, which is why it is important for you to feel like an active participant in your recovery, not a passive observer. You can take the driver’s seat of your sobriety in the following ways:

  • State your opinions and preferences about rehab
  • Speak up during group therapy sessions
  • Take advantage of attending 12-Step support group meetings, and perhaps even find a temporary sponsor
  • Connect with other recovering addicts in your community with whom you can share your thoughts, feelings and concerns

Another important way to be involved in your treatment experience is to take part in forming and refining your individualized treatment plan (ITP). No single approach is appropriate for every drug user, so an ITP customizes treatment settings, interventions and services to an individual’s particular situation.

A good ITP addresses the following aspects of an addict’s life:

  • Physical
  • Psychological
  • Social
  • Spiritual

Components of an ITP may include the following services:

  • A comprehensive medical evaluation
  • Therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Spiritual guidance
  • Support group attendance
  • Recovery-focused volunteer opportunities

After treatment ends, it can be tempting for newly sober individuals to rest on their laurels, meaning to become complacent in recovery. But, life after rehab requires even more active participation in recovery than it does in rehab. One way you can keep your commitment to sobriety strong is by staying involved in a community of sober people, such as 12-Step support groups.

Creating a New Life After Rehab Ends

The best way to recover from addiction and to stay active along the journey to wellness is to develop other enjoyable aspects of your life. That is why one essential cog to long-term sobriety is learning positive coping strategies that pack an extra dose of fun. Although some people in early recovery question their ability to enjoy themselves without drugs, many of them eventually find that life feels richer and more meaningful when it is free of chaos and problems of addiction. You can bring more enjoyment into your life by participating in the following activities:

  • Hiking
  • Joining a local sports club or outdoors group
  • Creating art
  • Taking a class
  • Volunteering
  • Starting a book club
  • Watching a funny movie
  • Going to a comedy club
  • Sharing a good joke
  • Visiting a bookstore’s humor section

At professional treatment centers, recovery experts help people who are overcoming Ritalin addiction find ways to stay actively involved in their treatment experience. They may also teach strategies for avoiding relapse by replacing drug use with dynamic, meaningful social experiences.

Help for Ritalin Abuse

If you or someone you love struggles with Ritalin addiction, know that help is available. Admissions coordinators at our toll-free, 24 hour helpline can guide you to wellness, so do not go it alone when support is just one phone call away. You never have to go back to a life of addiction; start your recovery today by seeking professional help.