How the Environment of a Treatment Center Affects Outcomes

There are many factors that contribute to someone becoming addicted to a substance. While genetics play a part, environmental factors like personal experiences and physical surroundings also play a large role.

Environmental factors can be a hindrance for someone even after they decide to get help.

Overcoming the Environmental Cues of Addiction

Simply put, it becomes extremely difficult to cease drug use for good when an individual is still visited regularly by their old drinking buddies or has to walk past the local bar to get to and from work every day.

This means that no matter how much a person may want to stop their destructive behaviors, even if they went so far as tossing away their stash and deleting their dealer’s phone number, all it takes is one small cue to pull them back into their misery.

The power of these environmental cues is one of the reasons why it’s so important to leave one’s usual surroundings and seek professional treatment at a rehabilitation center that provides peace and tranquility. Just as the environment can affect someone negatively and contribute to addiction, it can also be factor in helping someone get and stay sober too.

The Rehab Environment Matters

While many rehab facilities offer the necessary tools to start the journey of recovery, having tools alone isn’t enough to keep someone sober. They have to choose to use the tools for themselves. When you’re away from the distractions of everyday life, free from the overwhelming, environmental triggers of addiction, you stand a much stronger chance of accepting the help that can save your life.

A serene location can help someone achieve long-term sobriety. Nestled on 22 gorgeous acres in the bucolic Napa Valley, our family owned and operated treatment program offers the best possible environment for success in recovery.

Above and Beyond the Industry Standard

When you are making a commitment to stop using drugs or alcohol, you must be willing and ready to make drastic changes. A rehab facility in the city that closely resembles your old stomping grounds will make it very difficult for you to focus wholeheartedly on getting better. Your old habits seem to be just outside those doors, constantly tempting you.

When you leave your typical environment and enter a tranquil location, however, you have considerably less distractions and are able to clearly focus on the task at hand: getting and staying sober. Coming to Duffy’s is therefore just the first step in starting a new life of peace and serenity.

A Better Approach to Addiction Treatment

Far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you’ll receive treatment that’s considered some of the best in the industry. While our program is rooted in traditional approaches that include group therapy and one-on-one counseling, we also provide more holistic treatments like art therapy and outdoor yoga, treating the whole person—mind, body, and soul.

Here, you’ll receive psychoeducational information about addiction and recovery, enjoy peer support and be given the chance to reconnect with your true self and a higher power.

Nature offers a wonderful way to help mend your spirit. Addicts often experience other disorders such as anxiety and depression. Receiving treatment for addiction in a peaceful environment helps restore calm and balance.

Opportunities to Stay Physically Active

Another benefit of leaving behind those environmental cues and beginning your recovery in a peaceful environment is the ample opportunities you have to also strengthen your body. Having access to indoor gym equipment is great, but also having access to a more outdoorsy setting presents you with the ability to go on a jog, walk, swim or to do yoga as you admire the rising sun.

These varied options are an integral part of treatment at Duffy’s. Whether you enjoy getting sweaty with intense physical activity or you simply desire to reconnect with nature, our environment will be an asset to your recovery.

Beginning your treatment in a gorgeous, natural setting is it’s own kind of medicine. You get the chance to step away from the people, places, and things that were contributing to your addiction and begin anew with the best chance at finding a wonderful life in sobriety.