A place for recovery should be transformative, provide the right elements for a foundational change and prepare one for a new life. San Diego could not have been a better place for alcohol and drug treatment as well as its mental health flourishing properties.
San Diego is a place that can influence well-being and autonomy.
This is described in an excellent recent article by Hans-Werner Wahl. Although his model focuses on aging, it can be applied to any phase of life. Living in the places we like, where we function well and that offer opportunities for social, physical and mental stimulation, can benefit our health and quality of life regardless of our age. On the contrary, being exposed to poor environmental quality (poverty, physical deterioration or risks to mobility), sources of stress (traffic noise or pollution) or experiencing environmental changes such as gentrification, can have a negative effect on the way how we perceive a place, how we feel about it and the ability to use it. This in turn has consequences for health and behavior. If you or a loved one is suffering from mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, trauma or drug and alcohol addiction, Refresh Recovery in San Diego can be a haven to flourish.
Here are 5 reasons why San Diego is ideal to live for your mental health:
- Weather is perfect. If San Diego weather were a flavor, it’d be vanilla because almost everyone finds it favorable, it’s fairly consistent year-round and from year to year, and there’s nothing really shocking about it. No blizzards, no hurricane-force winds, no monsoons, no polar vortexes.
- Access to education. San Diego Promise provides unparalleled access to community college education by removing financial barriers and providing wrap around support. They are ensuring that no student is denied access to a high-quality education due to lack of resources.
- Public transportation
- Language is not a barrier. Being a 100% multicultural city, the language varies between English, Spanish, Hindi, Chinese, Arabic and many more that enrich the language of the entire population.
- Outdoor activities. San Diego is home to a year-round Mediterranean climate. This means you can enjoy team outings at the beach, on a boat, or in a backyard during any season.