Addiction Recovery - Drug and Alcohol

How Southern California Can Help Your Recovery

Southern California’s unique cultural qualities make it ideal for a drug and alcohol addiction recovery destination. Read why in our blog!

How Southern California Can Help Your Recovery

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Written by

Brian MooreBrian Moore

Content Writer

Reviewed by

Jeremy ArztJeremy Arzt

Chief Clinical Officer

March 9, 2022

The Edge Treatment Center

Finding the right place to begin your journey to sobriety is a crucial decision. Different facilities and communities have varying ideas about how to approach addiction recovery with their own viewpoints or therapeutic modalities.

With so many different options available, it is important to choose a recovery location that will benefit you and ensure you are making the best, most effective use of your time. While establishing a relationship with an addiction recovery center is part of the process, situating yourself within a supportive community and atmosphere outside of the treatment facility is just as important when developing a new, sober lifestyle.

Take Time to Decide

Realizing you’re addicted to drugs and deciding to do something about it is a great, but difficult, decision. Making this decision does not mean you need to jump immediately into the first recovery option you come across.

Take the time to research all your options and find out what is most important to you in treatment. Measure potential treatment centers against what you’re looking for to make sure you get what you need. The input of supportive friends and family, as well as your own research, can help you find the best fit for your needs and goals, thus making the best use of your time in drug & alcohol addiction rehab.

The facility itself is only part of the decision. It is also important to consider the larger community that you would be a part of throughout this transformative time. Ensuring that the community both inside and outside the walls of a facility is supportive of your sobriety is paramount during this time.

Keeping Physically Active in SoCal

Southern California is one option when it comes to finding the right place to begin your sober journey, largely because of the culture. SoCal has a very active and engaging cultural atmosphere, championing not just its many options for physical activity but prioritizing overall health as well.

Maintaining your physical health is a major part of the recovery process since the body and mind are interconnected. You cannot adequately care for one without caring for the other.

With so many options available in SoCal—including indoor and outdoor, land and water activities—there are always new options to explore so you can discover what kind of physical activity you like best. Surfing, jet-skis, mountain biking, hiking, and much more are all popular activities throughout the area, ensuring that there is something for everyone.

Just as there are so many options for physical activity, communities themselves are just as active. This means that there are always opportunities to use these outlets to connect with new people in a healthy, sober setting. 

A Focus on Recovery and Health

Southern California is known for being on the cutting edge of new strategies and techniques to aid in addiction recovery. The culture's focus on health extends even into daily recovery practices, creating a degree of normalcy around sobriety. Many continuously update, adapt, and discover recovery techniques for the benefit of you and everyone in the community.

Being at the forefront of recovery developments also means that there are many established sober communities in SoCal, making a sober-focused life not just accepted, but common and natural. With many Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and other social support groups available, there are ample opportunities to find a place where you belong. You can do so while establishing important, sober relationships throughout your journey to sobriety.

Since there are so many different communities that share a common goal, it is possible to find a group that fits your goals, schedule, and even demographics, both inside and outside of a recovery facility.

The same holds true for detox facilities and sober living businesses. SoCal’s unique culture means there’s a wide selection of both suitable for every lifestyle, addiction history, and budget.

A large number of people in SoCal have been through the recovery process themselves, meaning prioritizing a sober lifestyle is an accepted and celebrated part of the cultural atmosphere. Being surrounded by individuals who understand your difficulties involved with recovery can make it easy to find social outlets with people around you. This can open up even more opportunities for relationships with support and accountability to develop.

Many individuals have explored the effective programs available in SoCal and can recommend new ideas and approaches for maintaining your hard-earned sobriety. This kind of communal acceptance helps to mold SoCal's atmosphere into a supportive one that does not judge you based on your past mistakes.

Rather, everyone helps communally support your forward progression in recovery. 

Taking the First Step

Beginning your journey to sobriety at a treatment facility in SoCal can help you take advantage of the numerous options and resources available to help you tackle recovery and find healing. It is important to have the safety of an effective treatment facility that can help you take on your daily struggles while acclimating you to a new, supportive cultural atmosphere outside the facility's walls.

Finding the right place to begin your journey to sobriety can be difficult. At The Edge Treatment Center, we embrace the unique opportunities and culture that permeate the culture in SoCal to help you find the right approach and support to pursue a drug and alcohol-free life.

With a unique array of therapeutic options and an accepting cultural atmosphere, we can help you not only learn to address the unique ways addiction to drugs has affected you, but also create a new lifestyle and mindset in your newfound sobriety in beautiful southern California. For more information, call us today at (800) 778-1772.

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