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Beachwood Recovery House – A Holiday Haven in a Season of Triggers

For many, this time of year is all about connection and relationships. But for others, it is a time of year that usually means we cannot hide or avoid the many expectations placed upon us. This is especially true for those of us in Recovery.

Are you in the early stages of your Recovery and feeling nervous about the approaching holiday season?

If you are – you might be concerned about maintaining your Recovery during this emotional and sometimes difficult time of you. There are many milestones to contend with; your first Christmas, your first new year and the first time you navigate larger family get-togethers as a clean and sober person.

In recovery, there is no quick fix for addictions and mood disorders. Continuing Care is a key component to your early recovery and your continued recovery, without it would be like baking a Christmas cake without any flour. Engagement in longer term services, like Beachwood Recovery house, is an essential component to getting and staying well.

Beachwood Recovery House is a wonderful place to effectively learn how to change unhealthy behaviours. We educate, nurture, and help clients process developmental trauma. The house provides an environment for clients to continue their Recovery journey in a safe space and to see the ongoing possibility of a life free from addictions and mood disorders. This can be a life-saver, literally.

Have you ever gone to a conference for work or school and spent time listening to experts providing insight into better, smarter and new ways to do things? You learn great techniques and walk out afterward feeling empowered, a new person, better at their job or studies. You’re given handouts filled with brilliant information that you’re expected to take home and review on a regular basis to stay “fresh”. The parallel can be the same when we are in early Recovery and feel empowered and ready for the next step in our life. We have learned so much and come so far.

And yet, despite all of that, we are still vulnerable and often we can be more exposed and more vulnerable at this time of year more than any other.

What can happen when you leave that conference, after you have put the books and handouts on the shelf? All too often you revert to your old behaviours quickly. You forget what you learned that week in training.

Why did this happen? BECAUSE YOU NEVER REALLY PRACTICED THOSE NEWLY LEARNED CRITICAL SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS.

To get really good at anything you need to practice. Skills and tools can only develop and become newly formed behaviours if we continue to practice them in our daily lives.

That’s why Beachwood is such a critical component of a Recovery Journey for any newly Recovering person. At Christmas and over the holidays, but also at any time during the year.

Beachwood can be a safe haven for you – to continue to practice those new skills, or to come back to treatment and re-connect with your Recovery plan. It’s a safe, supported environment staffed by a compassionate and experienced team. It’s not just a place where you come to do day programs, it’s so much more. Following inpatient treatment, transitional living can provide you with vital support, support you may not have even realised you needed. Why?

Here are just some of the reasons our clinical team recommends Beachwood Recovery House:

– It gives clients more time in a therapeutic environment that is focused on offering a program that is both holistic and serves to transition back into ‘the real world’. Our resident’s still feel part of a recovery community and can gain so much more insight from group therapy and support from peers.
– Beachwood Recovery House is passionate about integrating our residents into 12 step fellowships. We have lots of local meetings in the area to suit all those in recovery. With staff and peer support we help residents to transition and become a part of the 12 step fellowships, so that when you return home to daily life, meetings become a part of a well-practiced daily routine.
– Professional Support is available to our residents 24/7. The Beachwood Recovery House team are passionate about recovery but also understand the vulnerability of those early stages post the SPP inpatient program. We aim to reinforce and promote good recovery behaviours, whilst giving residents the opportunity to practice recovery skills in the real world.
– Beachwood Recovery House provides each resident with a key worker who will give 1:1 support on a regular basis and helps our residents to keep on mastering the skills and tools they have learnt and are still learning. They are also there to support continuing care planning post Beachwood.
– Going through an inpatient program is intense and can feel like you are running a marathon to get to the end. Discharge dates can be a source of anxiety, relief, or excitement to get back and see friends and family. But don’t… give yourself the gift of more time in treatment.

At Beachwood we are looking forward to providing our residents with a great holiday program that is safe, supportive and fun. Recovery is a gift and we wish to share this with you and help you to make a great start to your 2018.

If you need support, reach out 1800 063 332 or email beachwood@southpacificprivate.com.au

You can also visit www.beachwoodrecoveryhouse.com.au