“You guys are awesome! I am so grateful to be over a year sober now! All thanks to Alcoholics Anonymous and a power greater than myself. I wouldn’t have found AA if it wasn’t for you guys.”

Shawn D.

Starting the Road to Recovery

The most difficult but important decision on the road to recovery is deciding to seek treatment. Addictions affect individuals both mentally and physically, which can make the decision to seek treatment a daunting one. Early acknowledgment is marked by a growing awareness that there is a problem with one’s behavior. This can occur when an addiction begins affecting your life or from talking with family and friends.

For family members, the road to recovery for a loved one begins with support and not criticism. Individuals may recognize that their behavior is unmanageable, but it might be hard for them to admit it and seek help. This means being supportive and caring for your loved one is important even though it may be difficult.  However, it’s also important to make sure that you are not encouraging continued use and are fully supporting sobriety. Loved ones can help by gathering information, forming a plan of action, and providing to support through the inevitable ups and downs of recovery.

Once you or a loved one have made the decision to enter treatment, the preparation can seem overwhelming. If you are traveling out of town for treatment you may need to plan a driving route or buy plane tickets. You will need to pack for your stay and likely tie up loose ends in your personal life.  Rimrock has a guide to preparing for treatment as well as a guide to packing for your stay.

Treatment can be a difficult, but rewarding journey. At Rimrock, our unique treatment program, our trained, caring staff and your peers in the treatment program will help you learn vital new information, within our therapeutic learning environment. You will be introduced to healthy coping skills and the 12 Step Recovery Program. Our goal is to teach you all about your illness and about you as a person with that illness. Then it’s up to you to choose the road to recovery. However, we think once you’re exposed to the new information at Rimrock, it’ll be an easy choice.

Our Admissions Department can be reached at the following phone numbers: 406-248-3175 or 800-227-3953. Normal admission hours are between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Mountain Time, Monday through Friday. However, we do have staff available anytime to take your call. Contact us today to begin your journey towards recovery.

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