Support for the Recovery Process
Support can play a strong role in overcoming alcoholism or drug addiction. Supportive environments provide strength and motivation for continuing sobriety and abstinence. Support can be found in many ways and can act as a crutch in times of need. In a drug rehab setting like Cirque Lodge, the individual is surrounded with support. Caring treatment professionals provide therapy and support for the underlying struggles of addiction. Fellow clients also provide support as each individual is working toward the goal of long term recovery.
Support is also needed within the home environment. Cirque Lodge supplies a Family Program to residents. The family members who are involved receive and education on support. They learn the dangers of enabling and codependency. The family program can be an influential piece to preparing the home for this recovery process and supportive role. Family members can also find support through their own recovery groups like Alanon.
The beginnings of Alcoholics Anonymous were based in support. When needing help for alcoholism one of the founders did not seek out the help of a doctor or a clergyman. He found strength and support by sharing his story with a fellow alcoholic. Support is found by continuing this process after rehab is completed. Involvement in AA and similar recovery programs can provide needed support to endure the struggles of overcoming addiction. Prior to leaving drug rehab at the Cirque, these efforts are coordinated with the 12-step groups of the resident’s local community. Meetings always conclude with the same adage and circle of support…what cannot be overcome alone, can be overcome together.