In our last two posts, we talked mainly about all the ways technology can hurt those facing a life of addiction recovery. In part one, we discussed general points of how technology can set you back. You can read it by clicking here. The second installment broke down several ways that internet, social media, text messaging, and so forth can trigger relapse and other detrimental effects to your recovery. Read part two here.
Today, we're going in a different direction. Over the course of the next two posts, we are going to take a look at all the positive ways technology can help those struggling with addiction recovery. If you, or a loved one, are searching for an affordable and dependable drug and alcohol treatment center in Columbus OH, consider calling Legacy Freedom. Continue reading to the bottom to see how we can help your family beat addiction.
Ways Technology Can Help Your Addiction Recovery
Today's technologies give us many conveniences and benefits. Prices are affordable and products are easy to find. Heck, even WiFi is free at some places. This means as long as you have an internet ready device, you can be connected just about anywhere. Below we've listed a few ways technology can play a helping role in your recovery.
Connecting with Others - Technology is great at connecting people, especially with so many different social media platforms. Social media can also be helpful for recovering addicts, as long as it is being used in a responsible manner. The key to using these sites is doing so strategically and with caution. For instance, try to search out private addiction recovery groups on Facebook. You'll be able to connect with like-minded people that can relate to your situation. Plus, with technology like Skype and Facetime, you no longer have to make phone calls to your long distance loved ones and friends. You can now use video conferencing to see and talk to add a more personal touch your conversations.
Finding Support - There are all sorts of smartphone apps for addiction recovery. So if you find yourself out of town, or in an unfamiliar place, just use these to quickly and easily find a meeting or support group.
Go Paperless - Throughout your recovery, you'll find many needs for notebooks, scratchpads, and post-its. You'll need to make notes for inspiration, schedule out your activities and meetings, and write entries in your journal (if you're into that sort of thing). However, all that paper can become messy and unorganized. Technology allows you to keep all of your notes, schedules, and even journal entries in one place. You can even use "the cloud" if you can figure that out correctly.
Instant Information Lookup - With WiFi being free in lots of public spaces, and data plans on every smartphone, the information highway is always at our fingertips. You can even speak to "Siri" and "Cortana" and ask for help looking up really anything you can think of. We live in a world where access to information is very important, and today's technology allows you to have it in an instant. That being said, you have be careful with the information you're reading and be sure they are from trustworthy sources.
Be sure to join us for part two where we discuss even more ways that technology can help out with addiction recovery.
Legacy Freedom - A Dependable Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in Columbus OH
Drug addiction, alcohol abuse and other forms of substance abuse are controlling diseases. Like any disease, if left untreated it will get worse over time. Legacy Freedom Treatment Center of Columbus can help. We understand how important it is to receive effective, comprehensive treatment that is specialized to each individual, and not a group. Our outpatient drug and alcohol treatment center in Columbus OH includes holistic and alternative therapies that are customized to fit your needs. It’s not just a 12-step, or a one-size-fits-all program; it’s about real recovery with real people. Our outpatient methodology also allows your loved ones to be able to be home for the holidays, go to work, and attend school!