Denial is a part of addiction. Denial of the addiction problem also includes not being open and honest about the symptoms and the severity of alcohol and drug addiction. There are many reasons why people who struggle with addiction do not talk to physicians, family, or friends. One reason why is that they themselves do not realize they have a problem. This is why recovery coaching and communication are necessary for addiction treatment. Through recovery coaching and communication, the addicted person realizes that they have a problem and actively communicates with others to help themselves recover. Open communication comes in the form of listening to loved ones, counselors, and professionals. The addicted person should listen to their inner voice and actively talk about their experiences in order to get the bottom of their addiction. Listening to other professionals and peers helps them to be able to communicate their thoughts during their recovery process. Furthermore, it helps them take the steps they need to recover. This helps them improve relationships and meet their own physical, mental, and emotional needs. Our Two-Year Aftercare Program Anyone who completes treatment at The Right Step is invited into a free two-year Aftercare Program. This program consists of one counselor-led group per week which provides support to recovering individuals. Additionally, the program gives the individual access to counseling and referrals, which can give them support for their recovery journey. This allows clients to learn communication skills by talking to others about their addiction struggles. Recovery coaching and communication help the individual to correctly acknowledge their feelings and give honest feedback. In our programs, we encourage individuals to say exactly what they are feeling and correctly communicate their message to others. This encourages them to be honest with others who are recovering and stay connected with them. They can also learn about support systems out in the community, as well as form relationships with people who are active in their recovery programs. Our two-year Aftercare Program is a great way to ensure that individuals do not feel hopeless or lost during their recovery journey. Recovery is a life-long process. It is important to equip yourself with the tools and resources to be able to sustain a life of recovery. How To Help Someone With Addiction If you know someone with an addiction, tell the person your concerns and how much you care for them. This is a time for you to tell them about how the addiction is affecting you and your relationship with that person. Open communication is key in the recovery process on both ends. Be sure to communicate your issues and needs with them. Additionally, be prepared to give them specific examples of their behavior or events that have happened that concern you. When you address addiction symptoms early, it is much easier to go through the stages of recovery. Furthermore, lend a listening ear to them and hear what they have to say about their addiction. It is never too late to overcome an addiction. However, when a person hits their \u201cbottom,\u201d the recovery process is much more difficult, so it is best to start treating early. How The Right Step Can Help The Right Step\u2019s weekly Aftercare Services groups meet in a variety of convenient locations that are close to where you live or work. For more information on admission to one of The Right Step\u2019s 20 different drug treatment centers, please click here. The Right Step Treatment Center is here to help you or your loved one get back on track. Our programs provide a variety of resources for individuals struggling with addiction. Do not wait to seek treatment. Call us at today.