3 Keys to Successful Recovery: Comfort, Nutrition, and Psychotherapy

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When selecting a treatment center, there are many factors you want to consider. Long-term success in recovery has been shown to meet individual’s needs not just with a mental illness or with addiction, but also with other areas of their life that have been difficult for them. Recovery is a time to develop new coping skills, understand ourselves better, and identify goals that we can work towards achieving for the future. There are three main necessities associated with a successful recovery: comfort, nutrition, and psychotherapy.


A study published in the journal Building and Environment confirmed the importance of physical environment to patients, their families, and to healthcare staff. In addition to having a space that minimizes errors, falls, and infections, a reputable treatment center should provide privacy, comfort, and control. A picturesque landscape amongst comfortable, spacious rooms means that clients can feel right at home while engaging in treatment.


Recovery involves a person’s willingness to become sober, change their lifestyle and behaviors, and develop new coping skills. Nutrition helps to restore the balance of the mind and body, which is why the right treatment center will provide nutritional assessment and guidance. Through eating the right food and getting adequate exercise, you can work towards replenishing your overall health and well-being.


No matter your circumstance, there have likely been events in your life that have significantly affected you. It’s important to work through those issues so that you can heal and move forward with your life – something that psychotherapy can help you achieve. A study led by author Jonathan Shedler from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine found that  psychotherapy helps kick cognitive processes into gear – producing benefits that continue long after therapy has ended. He stated,

“…Emotional suffering is woven into the fabric of the person’s life and rooted in relationship patterns…this is what [psychotherapy] is designed to address.”

Before becoming enrolled in a treatment program, ask yourself these three questions: Do I feel comfortable here? Will this treatment center provide me with nutritional guidance? How experienced are their psychotherapists and what is the quality? The right treatment center will provide you with all these and more.

If you’re seeking a mental health and/or substance abuse recovery treatment center, call us today at 855-412-2426. Avalon Malibu is a world-renowned, California state-licensed treatment center with licensed, experienced professionals who care about your recovery. We have a variety of methods that we can try with you to see what works and will help you develop a customized treatment plan to best suit your needs. Make the decision to place your health and happiness as top priority and call us for a consultation.

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