Open Communication Provides Support in Addiction Recovery
Denial is an inherent part of addiction. This includes not being open and honest about symptoms and severity of alcohol addiction and drug addiction. There are many reasons why addicted people don’t confide in physicians, family, or friends; one being that the addicts, themselves, don’t realize they have a problem. Open communication in the form of listening to loved ones, counselors and professionals, listing to the inner voice, and actively talking about experiences. Actively listening and communication gives clients the confidence to take the steps to recovery, improve relationships, and meet physical, mental, and emotional needs. Anyone who completes treatment at The Right Step is invited into a free two-year Aftercare Program, which consists on one counselor-led group per week providing support, counseling and referrals. This allows clients to learn communication skills to correctly acknowledge a feeling and give honest feedback. They are encouraged to say exactly what their feeling and correctly commune their message. Stay connected with others who are recovering, learn about support systems out in the community, and form a relationships with people who are active in their recovery programs. If you know someone with an addiction, tell the person your concerns and how much you care for them. Be prepared to give specific examples of their behavior or events that concern you. When addiction symptoms are addressed early, the stages of recovery are much easier to obtain. It’s never too late, but when a person hits their “bottom,” the recovery process is much more difficult. The Right Step’s weekly Aftercare Services groups meet in convenient locations that are close to where you live or work. The locations are Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston area, Austin/San Antonio, and Beaumont. For more information on admission to one of The Right Step’s 20 drug treatment centers, please click here.