Addiction is a chronic concern — it does not have a simple or one-time cure, but rather must be monitored and kept in check for life. This may sound like a daunting task, but with just a few key tools it’s possible and achievable for anyone. One of these tools is a thorough understanding of what addiction is, how it works and why it works the way it does. Armed with this knowledge, you will be able to see the ways in which addiction can be defeated and implement these tactics in your everyday life.
But everyone’s toolbox will be somewhat different. Depending on factors like your lifestyle, interests, hobbies, talents and strengths, you will gravitate toward certain activities, techniques or therapies that make sense for you. Our Addiction Education curriculum guides participants as they begin to build their own unique arsenal of strategies and skills — we help each person learn where their addiction stems from, how signs of cravings or relapse appear in their life and what they can do to combat future concerns. These efforts enable participants not just to overcome destructive habits, but to take the lead in developing positive patterns on a cognitive level and mindfully rebuild healthy and powerful neural pathways.
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Our Addiction Education Curriculum
We provide our Addiction Education sessions in a comfortable classroom-like setting. We want participants to feel encouraged and welcomed as part of a group of individuals who are ready to learn with open minds. There is no pressure to have the right answers, no worry of failure and no judgment about what you do or don’t already know. Instead, these sessions are an opportunity for you to learn about the disease of addiction alongside others who are seeking healing through knowledge.
Our sessions are led by addiction experts who have an in-depth understanding of the physical and psychological effects that substance abuse can have. Your teachers will be clinical and medical professionals who are highly qualified and keep up-to-date on the newest addiction research. They are also trained to help you work through more personal issues that may arise during these group sessions, since learning about addiction often leads to realizations about how it has manifested in your own life.
Some of the information we will discuss in our Addiction Education sessions include:
- The science behind substance abuse and addiction
- The effects that substance abuse has on mental and physical health
- The history of addiction treatment
- Signs and symptoms of addiction, withdrawal and relapse
- How certain experiences or events can shape addiction and mental health
- Ways in which you can effectively manage addiction outside of rehabilitation treatment
Our sessions are flexible and include significant exchange between the instructor and group participants. Addiction Education is not meant to be a cookie-cutter lecture class, but rather provides a dynamic learning environment that encourages discussion, reflection and new perspectives. Everything you learn will be relevant to your healing and will be practical information that you can use for the rest of your life.
Contact Tree House Recovery
Tree House Recovery is a men’s addiction recovery center in Portland, Oregon, serving clients from across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We firmly believe in a holistic and personalized approach that focuses on each individual’s experiences and needs — here, you will find compassion and a sense of community that can lead you to your own path of healing and recovery. If you or your loved one is struggling with substance abuse and is ready to seek treatment, we want to hear from you. We can help you find out if our programs are the right fit, and to connect you with the resources you need to find long-lasting recovery. Contact us today at 503-850-2474 to learn more.