There is a maxim that is often used in the rooms of 12-Step Recovery. It goes, “This is a we program, not a me program.” Admittedly, this can come off as a bit cliche. However, there is a reason that it is still being said daily in a program that has helped millions of people and their families recover over the last 88 years. It’s true! Also, it’s not just true for individuals; it’s true for recovery centers and treatment facilities as well. They work best when they work together. Thankfully, this is what recovery in Colorado often looks like.
Recovery in Colorado: Choosing the Right Treatment Center
One of the most important decisions a person may ever have to make is whether or not to seek addiction and/or mental health treatment. Second to that difficult choice is what treatment center to choose. This is critical because making the right choice early on can help to avoid relapse and a similar choice down the road.
The truth is that early recovery can be a raw time. That is why connecting to the right recovery center right away can be so pivotal. So the question then becomes, “What makes a recovery center the right recovery center?” Of course, the answer to that question is more complex than a simple “this or that.”
There are a few primary factors that should come into play when it comes to choosing the right recovery center. The biggest one is whether or not they offer the right type of treatment program that fits the individual’s needs. For example, an individual who is struggling with the more severe stages of addiction or mental illness may need to be sure that the center they choose either has – or has access to – a proper detox facility and detox professionals. There is another factor that many people often don’t consider: How involved is the recovery center involved in the rest of the community?
The Importance of Community in Recovery
When it comes to recovery, it is important not to get “tunnel vision.” It is crucial to remember that there are many great options for not only helping us recover but to help us enrich our recovery. The same concept applies to recovery centers.
Quality recovery centers should have visibility in the local community. This is especially true when it comes to working with others engaged in the recovery community and aspects of the community that have a mission of enriching the area. Recovery in Colorado is no different.
For example, The Redpoint Center recently participated in the Harmony Golf Tournament and helped support the Colorado community that has given so much support back over the years. This is what recovery in Colorado is all about.
The Importance of Collaboration in Recovery
However, engaging with the local recovery community is about more than volunteer work and charity events. It is also about the recovery and treatment centers supporting each other and holding each other accountable.
There is a reason that a recovery center will often make sure a client has as many connections as possible in their phone before they leave the facility. That is because it is important to have someone to lean on when times feel a bit rocky and to be there for others when they need it too. Being of service is a very vital part of recovery, and staying connected helps ensure that opportunities to be of service are readily available.
The same is true of recovery centers. When choosing a recovery center, it should be comforting to know that not only do they have the support of other reputable facilities but that they have a network that can ensure all the treatment angles are covered. For example, if there is a treatment option that isn’t working, a collaborative recovery community can come together and find a better one that will. Yes, recovery in Colorado is always better as a “we” effort.
Does the Treatment Center Have Connections in the Recovery Community?
When researching a treatment center, it is important to do some due diligence and see what other people in the recovery community have to say about them and also to see how active they are in the community.
If researching and nothing seems to turn up, the question that should be asked is, “Why?” Then it may be time to research some other places.
Recovery in Colorado: Our Primary Purpose at The Redpoint Center
Here at The Redpoint Center, we believe in giving back to our community, and we believe in engaging with others in our field to make us better.
Ultimately the recovery community should have one unified goal in mind: to help as many people as possible recover and to stay recovered for the long haul. That is our philosophy, and that is what we are proud to continue to offer the recovery community in Colorado.
The concept of “when we help others in recovery, we are ultimately helping ourselves stay recovered” must also apply to the treatment center. Choosing a recovery center that knows the importance of collaboration and also has the support of other treatment facilities and professionals should factor into the decision when seeking help. If you feel like you or a loved one may be struggling with issues of mental health and/or addiction, please understand that you are not alone. We can help you and your entire family recover. For more information regarding the importance of collaborations and connections in the Colorado recovery community, please reach out to The Redpoint Center today at (303) 710-8496.