When someone close to you is addicted to something harmful, whether it is porn, gaming, gambling, or substance abuse, they are trying to reach a reward or feeling of joy through vice.
With this in mind we here at Desert Solace work to give them the knowledge and basic skills needed to understand that we all are able to reach these emotions with much healthier ways and lifestyles.
With our 12 Step Program, we transition the patient into nature and physical activities. Pushing them towards detoxing not just their addiction, but their environment greatly aids them in stripping the stresses of their life.
Once we allow them to reach benefits and rewarding feelings that come from things such as yoga, hiking, art, and music therapy all create an environment perfect for healing.
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Video games can be an enjoyable way to spend free time and is a heavy cornerstone in our current youth and adult culture. The issue with gaming is that it can become addicting and take over responsibilities we might be trying to escape.
Ways gaming addiction can cause harm can be: isolation, bad financial decisions, and eyesight damage.
When people are being over stimulated with the digital world, a removal of the environment such as hiking can offer them a healthier escape that they might be trying to cope from. There is no root or general cause of video game addiction as it can be a way to cope from something such as bullying to other things such as an unstable household.
Being the first rehabilitation center to specialize in porn addiction in Utah, we at Desert Solace have a program perfect for treating those with this specific addiction. With porn addiction, many might have feelings of shame or embarrassment and let this be the reason their addiction gets out of control.
We allow our patients to be in a non judgmental environment where they are free to open up and be treated for their addiction. We at Desert Solace also incorporate the spouses and family with treatment as it can allow a better understanding of how the addictions started. Through our 12 step program and residential style of treatment, we can be your answer to a healthier and productive lifestyle.
Desert Solace is an inpatient addiction treatment center in St. George, Utah. Desert Solace specializes in the treatment of pornography and sex addictions. Additionally, they offer treatment programs for gaming, gambling and substance abuse. Their inpatient facility for porn, sex, gaming, gambling and substance addictions features professional, licensed counselors, a professional chef, equine therapy and more. With ongoing outpatient support for patients and their loved ones via phone calls and online messaging, Desert Solace believes in involving the client’s family in the recovery process.
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