Bring Your Best Friend to Pet Friendly Rehab
At Capo by the Sea, we know how much your pet contributes to your sense of wellbeing. As animal lovers ourselves, we know firsthand the many ways a furry friend can improve your life. A pet can boost mood, get us outside and chatting with others, and give us never ending love. Knowing how central mental wellbeing is to the healing process in recovery, Capo by the Sea offers a pet friendly option. We can make arrangements for your beloved pet to keep you company while you spend time here with us. Capo is a treatment center that allows pets.
Benefits of Having Your Pet in Rehab
Getting help for a substance use issue often involves a lengthy stay at an inpatient treatment center. For those who have pets at home, this can become a barrier to getting treatment.
It is a problem as far as finding someone to take care of the pet while you are in rehab. But for some clients, leaving their pets for such a long block of time is just not an option for them. People rely on the comfort of having their pet close by, so it is hard to face being without them for so long.
Capo by the Sea has offered a pet friendly option because we know that the treatment experience will be better for the client. Making room for a client’s pet not only gives them one less excuse to avoid treatment, but also improves outcomes. Why is this? Here are some of the reasons why having your pet along at rehab is a good thing:
Pets accept us warts and all.
Addiction can take a huge toll on feelings of self-worth. In early recovery, there is a phase when feelings of low self-esteem, shame, and guilt can bring you down. Our beloved pets don’t care about our missteps and mistakes. They do not judge. Instead, a pet offers its support and love at a time when it is sorely needed.
Pets are calming.
There is much data out there about the mental health benefits of having a pet. Just having a pet at your side promotes a sense of calm and lowers anxiety. When spending time, walking, or playing with a pet, brain changes occur that release the feel good hormones in the blood. Being you’re your pet also lowers levels of cortisol, the stress hormone.
Pets keep us accountable.
People can spend years tending to the demands of substance abuse and ignoring the needs of their loved ones. Being in recovery shows you how to care for others again. Having a pet in rehab begins that process of being focused on someone or something outside of oneself. A pet requires feeding, grooming, and walking, and by caring for the pet you learn how to care for others again.
Pets get us moving.
Whether it is a daily dog walk or just dumping out the cat litter, having a pet around keeps us active. In early recovery your might be tempted to lie around all day. But the demands of having a pet there with you will force you off the couch. Being active is helpful to recovery. Exercise helps us restore depleted health and improve mood. Why not enjoy a daily walk with Fido?
Pets give us a sense of safety.
While in pet friendly rehab centers, it is common for people to feel out of place, at least at the start. With your pet on board it is easier to adjust to living with complete strangers for a length of time. Just their presence instills a sense of safety and comfort, which can make the rehab stint go much smoother.
Get Help at Pet Friendly Rehab Capo By the Sea
Call to speak with our team about pet friendly rehab options at (888) 529-2114.
Note: Per case basis with added fee and based on availability of pet friendly rooms.
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