Nearly any mental health professional will recommend recovery community after a treatment program. There are some really good benefits to a recovery community that can improve the quality of recovery in most any circumstance. At A Work In Progress, we provide a safe, supportive recovery community that caters to the special needs of women in recovery.
1. Recovery communities provide a family that understands recovery needs.
For many people, going back home after treatment isn’t an option. Either their family atmosphere is not good for their recovery, there may be too many triggers, or family relationships may be strained. Finding an recovery community that caters to your specific needs will help you overcome the obstacles that a traditional family setting may impose.
In a recovery community, residents find a new family and strengthen themselves through supporting and positive relationships. Recovery living is about the fun and camaraderie of a group of people who have found a new lease on life. Together, you’ll help keep each other accountable and support each other when times get difficult.
2. A safe recovery community home helps eliminate triggers.
Many families keep alcohol in their home. Some even have prescription medications, or maybe even another person’s stash. If the substance is present and accessible, its a trigger. Or perhaps even if there are no substances, a parent, spouse, or even a child can be a trigger. This is especially true if the relationships are strained. Taking some time away from these situations to build up a recovery toolbox will help to navigate these situations in the future, or avoid them altogether.
3. Recovery communities have resources to support any need.
Recovery communities aren’t just a fun place to live with supportive friends, but also a wealth of resources to help growth in recovery. A recovery home manager will know the best meetings, therapists, outpatient programs, and may even have leads on jobs or scholarships for school. Recovery homes are prepared to meet the needs of the residents, no matter what issue arises.
Going through treatment is a stressful time, and those who do it need a lot of support. Recovery homes, managers, and residents are a valuable resource for those new in recovery. If you’re looking for a recovery home that’s equipped to handle women’s needs in recovery, then A Work in Progress is here to help. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a tour.