Recovery Dynamics: A Better Path to Sobriety Serenity Treatment (Video)

Recovery Dynamics: A Better Path to Sobriety Serenity Treatment (Video)

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Addiction recovery is undoubtedly a complex journey, both intricate and intensely personal. The Serenity Treatment Center of Louisiana exemplifies a beacon of hope and renewal for individuals grappling with the challenges of addiction. The center’s unique approach is rooted deeply in understanding and addressing the multi-faceted nature of addiction, creating avenues for sustainable recovery and a promising future for its clients

In this video, featuring four staff members of the Serenity Treatment Center of Louisiana, learn about what makes our center stand apart.


Recovery Dynamics A Better Path to Sobriety Serenity Treatment

Devan Castille: My job entails specializing in the 12 Step model of addiction and recovery dynamics. Carren Comeaux: I was forced into AA, and I could read the 12 Steps without even looking at them on a piece of paper for years, but I never understood them. Dionese Gerbrecht: We teach them about the physical side, that they possess a physical allergy. Devan Castille: When your body does not metabolize alcohol or drugs at a certain rate, and this craving is produced, you’re powerless over that. Rebecca Carpenter: It was no longer this just I’m different and I don’t fit in. I actually fit in to a whole group of people. Dionese Gerbrecht: We also teach them about the mental side of the – once you are detoxed and free of the substance, why do you keep putting it back in? Carren Comeaux: While they’re in group therapy, they’re going to learn how to deal with their anxiety, PTSD, all that stuff, in a healthy fashion. Chet Lavigne: It helped me understand why I’m an alcoholic. Rebecca Carpenter: It was scary. At the same time, it was extremely relieving. Bonnie Pritchard: Why did I not know that I don’t have to put a substance in my bod to cope with what’s going on around me. Dionese Gerbrecht: We call it clear the wreckage of your past. Devan Castille: I put my head on a chopping block. If you follow the directions that I teach in my class, I will cut my head off if you can’t stay sober.

A Comprehensive Model of Care

At the heart of Serenity Treatment Center of Louisiana’s methodology is a comprehensive understanding of addiction. Recognizing that addiction is not merely a series of bad choices but rather a complex interplay of physical, psychological, and social factors, the center integrates various aspects of traditional and innovative therapies. 

The widely acknowledged 12-step model forms a foundation but is seamlessly integrated with cutting-edge practices that cater to individual needs. This hybrid approach encapsulates the essence of their treatment philosophy, which emphasizes personalized care and a deep understanding of the physiological and psychological aspects of addiction.

It’s Not About a Lack of Willpower

Addiction is often misconstrued as a lack of willpower or moral failing. It is more than that. It’s almost a “physical allergy”. This approach underlines the biological response that some individuals have to substances such as alcohol or drugs where their body cannot metabolize these at typical rates, leading to an overpowering craving beyond their control. Spotlighting this aspect educates clients about the physiological chains that bind them, empowering them with knowledge and diluting the stigma associated with addiction.

Beyond Detox

Detoxification is just the first step in the journey to recovery. The center’s program places considerable emphasis on what comes after—addressing the psychological impulse to revert to substance use. Through group therapy sessions focusing on anxiety, PTSD, and other psychological triggers, the center equips clients with tools to manage their emotions healthily. Understanding the ‘why’ behind the actions enables individuals to develop stronger coping mechanisms that do not rely on substance use.

Community and Belonging

Perhaps one of the most profound elements of recovery is the sense of community and belonging that the treatment process can foster. At Serenity Treatment Center of Louisiana, individuals find themselves part of a supportive network, surrounded by others who share similar experiences and struggles. 

This collective journey does not only include peer support but also involves shared learnings and a communal stride towards wellness and sobriety. Realizing they are not alone in their journey significantly alters their recovery path, fostering a supportive environment that encourages open expression and mutual support.

Contact the Serenity Treatment Center of Louisiana 

Recovery from addiction is possible for anyone if they can find the right program to fit their needs. Recovery dynamics could be the program that finally helps you overcome addiction and start down the road of recovery. Give it a try under the watchful care of Serenity Treatment Center of Louisiana. Contact a member of our team by calling us at (225) 361-0899 or filling out our online form to learn more about our treatment program.

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