When an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol is occurring, an individual is likely suffering in several areas of his or her life. For example, he or she might have been a reliable employee prior to his or her addiction, however substance abuse might have caused him or her to miss deadlines, call in sick, and be late for meetings. Or, someone addicted to drugs and/or alcohol might be experiencing increased conflict with his or her family, as he or suffers symptoms of use including aggression, mood swings, and isolation. And, the countless effects that substance abuse can have on someone both mentally and physically can make everything else within his or her life seem stressful, overwhelming, or unworthy of time.
There are several different kinds of addiction treatment programs available to help those in need regardless of what kind of substance he or she is abusing. However, despite the presence of these facilities, many Americans are continuing to shy away from getting the appropriate treatment. For some, admitting that they have a substance use disorder is too difficult, or they truly do not believe they have one. Others might not be able to afford treatment because their insurance does not cover it. The truth is that the longer an individual avoids professional addiction treatment, the more likely he or she is to suffer significant consequences of that addiction, including death.
A treatment center can offer countless different kinds of therapies capable of restoring one’s overall wellbeing. A comprehensive approach to addiction treatment is to include a number of different therapeutic modalities into one’s care, such as individual, group, and family therapy, along with other more specific therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), experiential therapy, and holistic therapy. Through these therapies, individuals can benefit significantly, as they will work to address the underlying causes of their substance use disorders and start to appropriately handle the many issues that might have been ignoring during their active addiction.
When the time comes to leave treatment, an individual will have a strong aftercare plan that has been developed between him or her and members of the staff. This aftercare plan will serve as a road map on how to proceed in recovery without the guidance of professionals and the safety of a secluded environment. Continuing to utilize one’s aftercare plan can help him or her maintain long-term recovery.
If you are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, do not let one more day go by without reaching out for help. You deserve to live a life free of active addiction and filled with happiness and positive wellbeing.
So, do not wait. Call us now. We can help.