Substance Abuse Addiction
There’s an epidemic sweeping the nation that adversely impacts the lives of people of all ethnicities from 12-years-old and up: substance abuse. The warning signs aren’t always evident, which makes it even more challenging for an addict to stop. The primary signs are when an addict needs more of a substance to reach the desired effect, and when an addict feels sick after stopping their substance abuse.
Drug and Alcohol Treatment
Many treatment centers have risen to meet the need of the nation’s addicted. Most of these facilities offer detox, rehab, and aftercare treatment as well as inpatient and outpatient care, group meetings and 12 step programs.
Detoxification Treatment Facilities
Detoxification (or detox) is the first step toward recovery. Detox is a 24-hour medically managed treatment where the toxins in an addict’s body are purged. The person is cleansed, freeing their mind and body and preparing them for the therapeutic dimension of rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation includes the therapies designed to help a substance abuser end their abuse and get their life back on track. In rehab, recovering addicts will learn valuable coping mechanisms that will enable them to avoid the situations that led them to use in the first place. Rehab is an on-going process. It’s a life-long battle, but addicts can and do overcome their addiction.
Find the Healing You Need and Start your Treatment Today!
The journey of addiction recovery is a long and perilous one. For many addicts, the most difficult part is the first step: asking for help. Our specialists are here to help you with this process. Every recovering addict who achieved success, did so after relapsing and failing many times first.
While the journey isn’t easy, and it is life-long, it’s well worth the fight. Every single day, in every city in the country, recovering addicts are successfully completing their rehab, earning sobriety chips, and helping others on the path to sobriety by becoming mentors and official sponsors. Visit any group meeting, and you’ll see people beating their addiction, one day at a time.
If you are unable to find a group meeting in your area, give us a call. Many treatment centers offer them, and there are independent ones as well. Some group meetings include 12-step meetings, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Meth Anonymous, Heroin Anonymous, among others.
If you are struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, but aren’t ready to take the next step to get treatment, you may want to consider traveling for treatment. There is greater anonymity when a substance abuser travels for treatment, and it may give you time to get away and reflect on your disease and the therapy. Traveling for treatment has proven to be effective for many recovering addicts.
If you have any questions about drug and alcohol treatment, give us a call. Our trained professionals are standing by to answer your questions and help you get the help you need.
Start your path to healing and sobriety today! Give us a call at (405) 563-8131!