Why Trust Matters in Recovery with Treatment Providers - Pinelands Recovery
January 4, 2019

Why Trust Matters in Recovery with Treatment Providers

Why Does Trust Matter?

When in a drug or alcohol treatment center, many clients feel as if all they need to do is go through the motions. This includes going through detox, doing their therapy and staying sober. However, treatment is much more than that. Immersing yourself and putting trust in your treatment providers is key, and can make a world of difference in your recovery process.

Rebuilding Trust

When you are in active addiction, your social circle quickly changes. You surround yourself with a new group of friends who share your addiction. You work together to obtain drugs, you work together to obtain the money to buy the drugs and you often take part in illegal activities together to do these things. Trust is minimal, you often turn your backs on each other and dishonesty is rampant. Does this sound familiar to you?

While this is happening, your true, meaningful relationships are suffering. You are alienating yourself from family and important friends in favor of your new friends. You would rather spend time with people who share in your addiction than people who are telling you it is bad for you, including your parents, your children or your spouse. You may have even stolen from family and friends in order to support your drug addiction, or have borrowed money that you do not intend on paying back. This behavior, paired with withdrawing from relationships friends and family causes strain, arguments and ultimately broken relationships.

Negative relationships and mistrust are red flags for addiction. Being able to lean on the support staff of your treatment providers will help you to rebuild trust with others. Learning how to talk openly and honestly with people, rather than keeping secrets or lying to people, is a skill that is extremely important to learn in treatment. There is no one better to learn this with than the treatment providers in inpatient rehab.

Taking Recovery Seriously

Once you have built trust and a rapport with a treatment provider in your facility, you will feel a new sense of seriousness added to your recovery. Now, having someone to be accountable to is extremely helpful. This is especially true if you want to appease this person and not let them down. Sharing your deepest, darkest traumas with someone will naturally draw you closer to them, and it helps to build a sense of trust between you two.

You’re Not Alone

Knowing that you have a support system around you in treatment is extremely comforting. This is especially true for people who do not have any support system at all surrounding them in their home environment. Finally having someone to talk to and relate to helps greatly in the recovery process. Recovery Coaches, which are assigned to each client, have walked in your shoes. Specifically, they are staff members in recovery have been through the Pinelands program and know exactly what you are feeling and experiencing. Being able to take advantage of their insight and advice will remind you that you are not alone, and seeing their success will become motivating.

A Safe, Confidential Space

Having tough conversations with family and close friends about personal traumas and negative coping patterns can become an emotional and volatile conversation. Family members tend to experience a lot of anger and resentment when someone they love is experiencing active addiction. Trust is gone, and they are not sure whether to believe what you are saying – or if it is another manipulation tactic. This can be extremely disheartening for both sides.

This is why it is extremely important to have a safe space to share with people who are not your family and friends. Your treatment providers do not judge you, nor will they use your trauma or addiction as “ammo” to fire back at you in the future, like many family members do. They will offer open, supportive ears and constructive feedback for you. All conversations are confidential and meant to help guide you toward positive steps rather than to work backwards.

About Pinelands Recovery Center

You do not have to go through recovery alone, and our professional staff is here for you through every step of your journey. Right when you enter, you will be paired with a Recovery Coach Mentor who will guide you through all the nuances of the center and help make you feel right at home, down to getting your favorite brand of toothpaste. Our medical staff works to make you feel as comfortable as possible in the withdrawal detox process, and helps to curb any cravings you may be experiencing. In addition, your therapist will work closely with you to help work through your addiction, and our Alumni program offers you a supportive environment to ease you into sober living. We are with you from the second you enter to long after you complete treatment.

Pinelands Recovery Center of Medford is widely known as one of New Jersey’s finest, most respected addiction treatment facilities. With comfortable 30-bed accommodations and a 24-hour professional staff, we can offer clients a serene, relaxing environment amid the lush piney woods. This stress-free setting with its sense of warmth and welcoming enables you to feel comfortable and confident about your clean and sober life ahead.

We will establish clear goals, both general in nature and specific to your needs. We continue to monitor those goals, to make sure that our clients are progressing and buying into their recovery plan. We thrive on assisting clients in feeling connected to the recovery community, share and demonstrate effective coping techniques, help clients to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior and everything else you will need to be happy and productive living a sober, healthy life.

We ensure that clients complete their planned concrete tasks, encourage hope, optimism and
healthy living. Our recovery program is not a revolving door treatment program; it is a recovery model designed to help clients go on to lead productive, happy lives. For more information, visit pinelandsrecovery.com

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