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Celebrating Women’s History Month

 

March is Women’s History Month

 

It’s a time to honor the women that helped change history and shape the future. Their dedication, passion, and commitment lead to contributions leaving an indelible mark on American–and world–history.

 

President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the week of March 8th, 1980 National Women’s History Week, “Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength, and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well.”

 

Seven years later, Congress expanded Women’s History Week to Women’s History Month.[/vc_column_text]

Changing the Landscape of Addiction Treatment

 

One woman’s brave openness with her own struggles paved the way to help countless others struggling with addiction.

 

Betty Ford became the first lady of the United States when her husband, Gerald, assumed the office following President Nixon’s resignation. She was well known for her openness about important–and sometimes controversial–subjects.

 

Betty understood the impact her position could make on influencing policy and creating change. She bravely spoke her mind about topics like equal rights for women, abortion, and divorce. Her efforts resulted in Time magazine awarding her Woman of the Year in 1975.

 

Betty also shared her struggles with addiction after being released from treatment in 1978. The experience had a profound effect on her. She also realized, at the time, there wasn’t an established recovery facility to meet the unique needs of women’s addiction.

 

In 1982, she helped establish the Betty Ford Center dedicated to helping all people–especially women–recover from chemical dependency. Throughout the years, the Betty Ford Center has become a beacon of hope for many struggling with addiction.

Recover Integrity Honors Today’s Women Impacting the Future

 

Recover Integrity is an intensive outpatient program that also offers sober living accommodations for men struggling with addiction. We are grateful for the huge impact these women on our team have made to our client’s and our community. Their commitment, care, and expertise play an invaluable role in supporting the recovery journeys of our clients and their families.

 

This month we want to celebrate the women of Recover Integrity! It’s not easy work. Their compassion and willingness to see others through to better days is an integral part of the success of our program.

 

 

With great pride, we want to give a shout out to:

 

 

Over the course of this month, we will honor each woman individually on social media. Keep an eye out! 
And we thank all the women who create the spaces to help heal and transform the world.
We encourage you to show gratitude for the women around you who often create unseen ripples that turn into waves of positive change.   

“If you truly pour your heart into what you believe in, even if it makes you vulnerable, amazing things can and will happen.”

–Emma Watson

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Professional Meet & Greet at Recover Integrity

Hey Neighbors, 👋

We want to get to know you, build up our personal & professional relationship, and feed you snacks! ☕️🍩

Please stop by for coffee & appetizers as we formally introduce ourselves, get to know you and fellow health care professionals in the building, 🏥 and learn how we can positively contribute to our respective missions.

A core value of Recover Integrity is building a family-like community, and we want to build that out into our professional neighborhood.

We are actively looking to connect with nutritionists, trauma specialists, and eating disorder specialists – so, please! Feel free to bring guests.

📍 12301 Wilshire Blvd, #206, Los Angeles, CA 90025-1073, United States

📧 Questions: admin@recoverintegrity.com

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Santa Monica Sober Living for men, Brentwood IOP
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Why Choose Private Drug Rehab

The opioid epidemic and alcohol addiction have affected millions of Americans, in fact, most people can say they or someone very close to them, have been touched by the massive consequences of drug and alcohol addiction; with the likelihood of death by opioid overdose officially passing car accident deaths for the first time in 2018. Drug rehab programs provide individualized, expert care for those struggling with drug and alcohol addictions, giving them the platform and foundation to maintain long-term sobriety.

 

Smaller Sized Programs

Private or luxury drug rehabs tend to have smaller, more individualized programs.

 

Anonymity

At a larger facility, it is only possible to have a limited amount of privacy. The more people swirling around the patient, the more hesitant the patient may be about opening up about his or her issues. People might find it less intimidating to take the next steps to recovery if they don’t feel overwhelmed by the number of bodies on the premises.

 

The role of shame

Deciding to go to rehab is humbling. The process is hard. Hard on your body, hard on your soul, hard on your mind. Shame can be an enormous hurdle for those reaching out for help. Even when a person is in a location where everyone else is going through similar circumstances, there can still be a sense of shame associated with being at a rehab facility. The privacy and general comfort of a luxury facility help to ease the tension in the mind, allowing healing to take the forefront. When a participant feels like he or she has room to breathe the impact of shame may be reduced drastically.

 

True family environment at Recover Integrity

In a smaller facility it is easier to connect on a one-on-one basis with other patients. Participants will have the benefit of connecting with his or her peers, developing friendships and a sense of family that will help remove the discomfort of recovery. Additionally, patients also will get to know the staff better, as there will likely be fewer employees present.

 

Beautiful, Luxurious Environment

 

Environment Affects Treatment

The serenity that comes with a luxurious rehab facility can greatly affect the effectiveness of the program. If a person who is already uneasy is put in a facility that is stressful, this will only exacerbate the feelings of anxiety that the patient is already experiencing. A lovely nature-filled environment can have an instantly calming effect on someone who has been through months or years of a very difficult addiction.

 

Comfort | Enduring Long Term Care

Because many patients will need to stay at a treatment center for a long period of time, comfort is of the utmost importance. People undergoing the recovery process will be tempted to return to their addiction over and over again. However, if they are in a new environment that they know will help them feel settled and at ease, they will be more likely to turn to those things that soothe them than to the addiction that has made life so difficult for them.

 

Amenities

Another aspect of environment is the amenities that are provided. Some of these amenities include mindfulness training activities such as yoga and meditation, which can have extremely positive effects on cognitive functions. Exercise programs are also often provided in a private rehab facility. Exercise has been consistently proven to have positive results, not only on the body, but also on the mind.  During aerobic activity, endorphins are released and the stress hormone, cortisol, is reduced. Even the cuisine at a private rehab facility has a re-energizing effect on patients. Those struggling with alcohol and drug addiction will often forgo a healthy diet, and being in a facility that provides balanced and nutritious meals will help restore the physical strength and stamina of the participants. Both exercise and healthy diet can also have a positive effect on self Image, which is crucial so that the patients will believe in their own ability to fully recover.

 

Individualized Programs

 

Tailored Treatment Options

Every patient needs a different plan for recovery that fits his or her particular needs and backgrounds. Private facilities ensure that each individual receives this type of tailored and extensive attention. A plan of action that is created specifically to address a patient can help staff to pinpoint things such as triggers, pre-existing psychological conditions and the effectiveness of different treatment options.

 

Family Input

Because the staff at a rehab facility is only slightly familiar with the incoming patients, they have a lot of catching up to do. They have limited access to a person’s deeply personal information, as a patient might not be comfortable releasing those tidbits to a stranger. Family members who have known the patient for his or her whole life can provide indispensable details that may have otherwise not been revealed. These details can be crucial to the development and updating of a patient’s individual program.

 

Personalized Attention

In a larger facility, it can be easy for a patient to fall through the cracks or to feel like they are just another number. In a private facility, every patient receives extensive individual attention. The staff becomes very well acquainted with every individual’s particular set of needs. Patients also receive very close supervision from the medical staff, enabling the staff to provide input into problems that are arising during treatment that may be hindering the recovery process.

 

No waitlist

Large facilities tend to have astronomical waitlists because of the low cost to enter.  This can be detrimental to someone who is currently experiencing an addiction. When someone is ready to receive treatment, it is important to strike while the iron is hot, so a waitlist is not an ideal situation to encounter for those who need help immediately.  A more costly, private facility naturally limits the number of patients, simply based on the ability to pay, resulting in little-to-no delay in enrollment.

 

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