Because recovery from drug addiction often means leaving behind people and places that have come to seem like “home,” the process can often feel like a very lonely and even painful transition. Hearing from others who have and still are facing similar challenges is not only validating, but it can also help learn effective ways of solving similar problems. Plus, encouragement from someone who knows exactly how you feel can be invaluable.
Because of these reasons, an important aspect of our Manage Addiction Program are the weekly community video conferences with a cohort of others who are going through the Lifeline program at the same time. Led by a trained therapist, these sessions are considered integral to the Lifeline program. Each session is designed to allow participants to share experiences, gain insights into the best practices for sustaining sobriety and to gain strength, inspiration, and hope.
An additional benefit to our group counseling session is sense of worth, helpfulness, and empowerment that participants may get from being of support to others. Most people with addiction have themselves struggled with feelings of unworthiness. Research shows that one of the best and most effective ways to enhance self-esteem and boost emotional health is to help and give more fully to others.
From day one on the Lifeline, I did not feel alone with my addiction anymore. Every single day, I was communicating with my medical team – giving and getting so much valuable information and insight on a daily basis.
Sharing my daily life, past history and future hopes and dreams with my therapist through guided journaling has really helped me discover my true self and become mindful of how I live each day.
Dr. Raj’s Lifeline helped our family recover – not just my husband I love so dearly. We actually had family video conferences with him and his therapist during 12-week program.
Looking back, I can hardly believe how self-absorbed & deluded I was – dealing out the daily lies & excuses to feed my addiction. Today, my relationships are more honest, open & caring.
The Emotional Social Competency curriculum we worked on in week 5 of treatment was incredibly revealing – what I learned made a big difference in interacting with co-workers and forwarding my career.
Don’t wait for the app. We’re here – right now – and ready to help you battle addiction starting today.