TIPS for success for INSynergy clients

SUCCESS TIPS FOR PATIENTS  

  1.  Get started right away on your treatment plan.  Work with our staff within the first week of treatment to develop your individual treatment plan.
  2. Dive into your treatment plan.  Becoming fully engaged in your program will ensure your commitment to change and improve your rate of success.
  3. 3.  Take all medications as prescribed.
  • Consider keeping a written record if you have trouble remembering your medication.
  1. Attend weekly therapy sessions.  Attend at least two group therapy sessions and one individual session each week.
  2. Outline a structure for your day-to-day life. Writing this structure out is often helpful for patients.
  • Sleep – What are the times will you aim to go to sleep each night and wake up each morning?  Developing good sleep patterns will improve your quality of sleep.
  • Exercise – Find a physical activity that you enjoy and can stick to.
  • Diet/Nutrition – Evaluate your grocery purchases and dining habits and develop a plan for healthy eating.  Consider taking vitamins to supplement your nutrition if necessary.
  • Educate – Allocate time to learn/educate yourself about your addiction.
  1. Develop a weekly plan to balance the priorities in your life. Again, some patients find that it is most helpful to have a written plan, either journaled or on a calendar.  Consider each week how you will balance your time with:
  • Employment/Work
  • Family
  • Personal Interests
  • Belief System/Religion
  1.  Do all Cognitive Behavior Therapy homework.  Homework from individual and group therapy sessions will help you “re-wire your brain” and change your thinking, beliefs and behaviors.  Consider adding daily journaling (either in a handwritten journal, on a computer, or even on a private blog) to help you as you’re working through your program.
  2.   Continually review and re-evaluate your plan and progress.  Use your counselors, therapist, psychiatrist, etc. to help you.
  3.  Involve your family members and significant others in your recovery.  Keeping family and friends up to date on your recovery will help them better understand your program and keep you accountable to someone else.  This can be beneficial for both you and them.