Drug addiction is a serious problem in America, with approximately 21.2 million people suffering from substance use disorder in 2019 (SAMHSA). This is a staggering statistic that underscores the urgent need for effective treatment and support for those struggling with addiction. One of the most important aspects of addiction treatment is the recovery connection between patients and their medical and behavioral health providers.
Having a strong recovery connection with your provider is essential to achieving and maintaining sobriety. It involves building a relationship based on trust, open communication, and mutual respect. This connection can provide patients with the support, guidance, and encouragement they need to stay on track with their treatment and recovery goals.
Striving for a healthy mindset
A healthy mindset is a crucial component of a successful recovery connection. Patients must be willing to take an active role in their treatment and commit to making positive changes in their lives. This involves adopting a positive mindset and embracing the challenges of recovery with a sense of determination and resilience.
Consistency is another essential factor in building a strong recovery connection. Patients must be committed to attending all scheduled appointments, taking medications as prescribed, and following through on all recommended treatment recommendations. This consistency helps to build trust between patients and their providers and demonstrates a willingness to work together towards a common goal.
Opening up and building trust
Trust is a critical component of a successful recovery connection. Patients must be able to trust their providers to have their best interests at heart and to provide them with the care and support they need. Providers, in turn, must be trustworthy and reliable, providing patients with the information, guidance, and resources they need to succeed in their recovery journey.
Creating a strong recovery connection requires a collaborative approach between patients and their providers. Patients should feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, concerns, and experiences with their providers, while providers should be receptive to feedback and open to adjusting treatment plans as needed. This collaboration helps to build a sense of shared responsibility and accountability, fostering a sense of teamwork and mutual support.
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Providers at New Horizons Medical have years of experience in treating mental health and substance use disorders. This enables us to make real recovery connection with patients to ensure a safe environment for patients to achieve their goals.
- Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)* with Buprenorphine and Naltrexone
- Psychiatry and Medication Management
- Mental Health Counseling
- Individual, Group, Couples, and Family Formats
Recovery next steps
Building a strong recovery connection with your medical and behavioral health provider is essential to achieving and maintaining sobriety. This connection is based on trust, open communication, and mutual respect and can provide patients with the support, guidance, and encouragement they need to succeed in their recovery journey. By adopting a healthy mindset, staying consistent with treatment, and building trust with their providers, patients can overcome the challenges of addiction and achieve lasting recovery.