On the first day of your visit you will receive a general physical exam in order to diagnose and treat any medical problems. This includes formulating the right treatment to insure that your break from drug use takes place in a safe and secure manner. Continuing all throughout your stay, all and any medical problems that you experience will be treated as a top priority. Your physical health is of the utmost importance, and we have doctors on call as well as registered nurses that live at the facility.
Exercise is an essential component of healthy living, and helps people to reach their optimum strength and wellness. It can also be used as a coping mechanism for cravings, and as a tool to help work through difficult emotions. On a purely biological level, exercise not only helps to strengthen the body, it also increases the production of serotonin in the human brain. Knowing this, we have a full gym and a heated swimming pool, as well as hiking trails all over our beautiful campus. We also have a personal trainer on staff for anyone who wishes to receive special training.
In order for a person to feel their best, they have to eat a properly balanced diet. This insures that they receive the vitamins and nutrients that are necessary for the body and mind to heal and to function at an optimum level. A good diet is necessary in order to combat fatigue, build muscle, and create a balanced and positive mood, so we have nutritionists work with each person to outline their ideal diet. Once a diet plan is formed, the kitchens will provide regular meals and snacks tailored to each person's plan.
Each patient is required to meet at least twice weekly one on one with one of the licensed psychologists or psychiatrists that work at the resort. If they would like to meet more than twice weekly on a one on one basis, then they are welcome to request further appointments. We also provide a forum for group meetings, for those people who feel comfortable working through their emotions with the support of their fellow visitors.
A large percentage of addicts suffer from mental health problems. This is because many of the people who end up using drugs recreationally started in an effort to self-medicate. While we never encourage the use of illegal or recreational drugs, it may occasionally be necessary for a person to take doctor prescribed medications in carefully regulated doses in order to live normally, and live free of drug addiction. Our licensed psychiatrists will be able to prescribe any necessary medication.
Constructive Emotional Outlets
At Lotus Resort, we create a number of forums and classes that allow our clients to have an outlet for their emotions beyond therapy. One of those already mentioned is our focus on physical fitness, which can help to reduce stress. Others include workshops on writing, paintings, ceramic work, and other opportunities that can serve as a constructive outlet for emotions.
Of course, for the duration of your stay at Lotus Resort, you can be sure that you have the support of all of the staff. What we want most for you is a positive future.