Treatment for drug and alcohol addiction is hard work and takes time, determination, and commitment to change patterns in behavior. The first process in treatment includes a medical evaluation. Psychological and mental health problems could interfere with treatment. Mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD will require medication and will be administered with medical supervision.

Therapy is meant to help you transition into a drug-free lifestyle when treatment ends. Treatment is tailored to your needs after the medical evaluation. There are many different types of therapies. Whatever therapy you participate in, make the commitment to stay in the program, remain substance-free, and make the necessary changes in your lifestyle. Discipline and daily routines can turn into healthy habits post-treatment.

Group therapy can change your life in treatment. People in group therapy share their personal experiences of living with an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Listening to others’ stories can provide insight into your own life with addiction. Talking with others about your experience with drugs and alcohol will remind you that you are not fighting addiction alone.  

Some treatment facilities offer unconventional therapy, such as yoga, team building activities, creative arts, and even equine therapy. Participating in therapy and other activities are excellent ways to focus on your well-being and increase your chance for long-term sobriety. Yoga is very therapeutic. Stress is released and the mind is cleared. Yoga can change your life in treatment. Creative arts therapy includes drawing, painting, and sculpting, just to name a few. Creative arts therapy allows your mind to express yourself with creativity and keeps your mind active. Equine or dog therapy is successful in treatment. Stress is relieved while directing attention on the care of the animals.

Take advantage of the therapies available and change your thinking. Staying active with therapies and activities create productive minds. Replace the lifestyle with drugs and alcohol to a lifestyle of drug-free activities. Family therapy and counseling allow family members to communicate with each other in a loving and supportive environment. Keep all forms of communication open. It will take time to mend broken relationships.

Treatment helps you prepare for life outside of rehab. Recovery is hard work and requires dedication and determination. Recovery will last a lifetime and treatment gives you the help you will need to adjust to life after the program ends.


Treatment for addiction is the start of a new life. We know how important treatment is. That’s why we’re offering the best in our treatment programs at The Springboard Center. Call us today for information on our residential treatment programs in the Permian Basin: 432-620-0255