Pets and Addiction
Taylor Recovery Center is a pet friendly facility and the only one in Houston, TX. We encourage residents to bring their beloved pet with them during their stay here.
– Benefits of Pet Companionship and Addiction Treatment
In addition to the immediate physical and emotional benefits, such as exercise, companionship, and unconditional loyalty, this program also provides clients warmth, familiarity and a benign and comforting reminder of their life before rehab. By giving themselves the task of caring for something, clients can reacquaint themselves with the concepts of selflessness and nurturing. Integrating pets and addiction recovery goes beyond giving clients their own separate living space to maintain, and makes them responsible for a life other than their own.
– The Proven Results of Combining Pets and Addiction Treatment
Numerous addiction studies suggest that spending time with a pet can be more beneficial than even opening up to a family member or loved one. This makes sense given how guarded clients with addiction tend to be. They find in their animal, a completely non-judgmental sounding board for their fears, complaints, reservations and troubles. Overall the combination of pets and addiction recovery has been dramatically underutilized, despite its numerous benefits and proven results. Animals have no hidden agenda related to your recovery and no manipulative inclinations; just the biological instinct to bond with their owners and offer support and connection that humans can find literally nowhere else.