Addictions develop easily and they have the potential to destroy almost every facet of a person’s life, including physical and psychological health and family relationships. Nature has the unique ability to calm, and can be helpful to those who are looking to overcome a drug or alcohol addiction. If an abuser of drugs or alcohol is looking for the most effective type of addiction treatment available, he or she should seek out a well-reputed rehabilitation center that is situated in a serene natural environment.
- Stress Relief - Stress permeates the lives of many 21stcentury Americans. The accumulation of this stress can be held to account for the foundations of numerous addictions. When the place where you seek treatment for your drug or alcohol addiction is situated in a forest or on the water, you will feel the stress that has contributed to your long-term substance abuse problem begin to dissipate.
- Self-Esteem Boost - Nature has the countervailing abilities to both humble a person and raise a person’s self-esteem. The sheer size of some of the trees found in the Pacific Northwest and the crashing of ocean waves cause people to recognize how vast and wonderful the world is. At the same time, nature’s wonders can lead people to understand that they are a part of something that is vast, expansive, and impressive, consequently boosting their sense of self-worth.
- Empowerment - When combined with the support one receives at a well-run rehab center, exposure to nature can be empowering. It may give you the hope, the desire, and the will to be the person that you want to be, substance free.
- Health Benefits - The air that one breathes when surrounded by nature is far healthier than the smog-filled air that many of us breathe into our lungs every day in the city. In addition to fresh air, nature provides recovering addicts with countless opportunities for outdoor recreation. These, combined with the eco-therapy that nature provides, can make one feel like, and be, a healthier person.
Located in Astoria, the oldest settlement on Oregon’s long and beautiful coast, Astoria Pointe is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center that combines the best that both professionals and nature can offer in the way of addiction treatment. To find out more about the natural scenery and outdoor activities that you can enjoy during your stay at Astoria Pointe for men or The Rosebriar for women, call (503) 298-4393!