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Importance of Strong Support System in Addiction Treatment

While addiction recovery is generally an individual experience, having a strong support system is a valuable asset that shouldn’t be underestimated. When you finally decide to get sober and take another shot in life, you may feel like you can do everything on your own. Although independence is something that a lot of therapists want to develop in their patients, taking everything without much help and support may be overwhelming and stressful. Here are some of the benefits of having a strong support system during your recovery:

  • Makes challenges less difficult. Addiction treatment is not an easy process. A lot of people who think they are ready for sobriety may get overwhelmed with the challenges and eventually give up. If you have people whom you can rely on, it gives you more drive to handle the situation. Their assistance and insights will make challenges seem less difficult.
  • There’s always an ear to listen. If you have family and friends, then you have someone to voice out your struggles to. They are always there, ready to listen to you.
  • You have your own cheering squad. A strong support system is there to cheer you up and motivate you when you hit a rough patch. And having your own “cheerers” can definitely boost confidence and self-esteem. A family that plays an active role in your recovery always makes one feel good.
  • They keep you in check. There are several problems that may arise during recovery which may result to a relapse. Your support system will be there to provide insights that help you avoid going back to your addiction.

Every individual recovering from addiction will need every support he can get, be it family, friends or someone with a good heart. At The Transforming Life Sober Living Center, you can support and sponsor a recovering patient by donating money, time, or in kind. There are many people in need of treatment, but since they do not have access to financial resources, they end up not getting the sufficient help they need. You can support them by sponsoring their recovery costs such as shelter and food. Anyone can sponsor a patient, including individuals who have successfully undergone recovery in the past.

You can sponsor a recovering Patient with donating your money or Time. There are many People in need of help but since they don’t have access to financial resources they might not get the sufficient help they need. You can sponsor them by supporting them in recovering costs such as shelter and food.

Sponsors could be individuals who have themselves found how to obtain successful recovery.

There are also Crowdfunding Websites you can register with to raise the funds you need for someone in recovery.

Crowdfunding for personal causes is making headlines. People from around the world are beginning to help out individuals in need through financial contributions and by spreading their message of need on social bookmarking websites. Check out some of the top personal fundraising websites below, and let us know if we’ve left any out.

1. GoFundMe – As of August 2013, $100 million has been raised on GoFundMe through more than 300,000 campaigns.

2. Indiegogo – Among personal causes, Indiegogo is home to a variety of projects, ranging from technology gadgets to music albums.

3. FundAnything – With a high-profile financial partner like Donald Trump, FundAnything has quickly picked up speed as a crowdfunding platform for causes and creative projects.

4. GiveForward – GiveForward is a website where you can fundraise for medical expenses, a growing segment of the personal cause fundraising industry.

5. YouCaring – One thing that separates YouCaring from other personal cause crowdfunding websites is that they do not take a fee when you raise money. “We do not charge our fundraisers regardless of the amount of money they raise. Our site is supported by amazing donors from all over the world.”

6. Rally.org – “Rally.org makes it easy for individuals, groups, social causes and non-profits to fundraise online with no tipping points or hassle.”

If you are an individual that would like to sponsor a patient in recovery  you can contact our office using this form:

Sponsor a Patient in Recovery