Did you know that having a pet can lower your blood pressure, decrease feelings of loneliness, and provide tangible social support? In fact, pets even change the biochemistry of our brains, including increasing levels of oxytocin. This is the same brain chemical that is to thank for a mother’s happiness with her newborn baby and is linked to slower heart rates and inhibited stress hormones. It’s no wonder why pups are considered man’s best friend!
True Recovery is one of the few pet-friendly rehab centers in Orange County. Rather than turn your four-legged friends away, we actually encourage you to bring a companion because we have seen the positive effects of pet-friendly therapy. During your recovery journey, your pet will likely serve as a companion, friend, and support system.