Addiction is a condition of compulsive substance use despite the possibility of harmful consequences. It’s a chronic disease that may progressively get worse over time, especially if you ignore the problem. Sadly, there is a definite stigma attached to substance use disorder with many people being ashamed or afraid to seek treatment.
According to SAMHSA’s annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health, less than 12 percent of people struggling with substance dependence or abuse ever receive treatment. There are many reasons not to seek help such as not hitting rock bottom or thinking your problem isn’t bad enough to require help.
If drugs and/or alcohol are affecting your life, your relationships, or your work productivity, the first step is admitting you have a problem. The next step is finding the right rehab program based on your unique and specific needs.
Top Six Reasons to Seek Treatment
There are many reasons to seek treatment from addiction such as grief, depression, trauma, anxiety, relationship problems and more. No matter if the addiction is mild, moderate or severe, everyone can benefit from therapy.
Here are the top 6 ways to determine if a residential addiction treatment program is right for you:
1. Drug or alcohol use is your main priority
2. You have a drug tolerance and have to take increasing amounts to get high
3. Your substance abuse is affecting your finances
4. You have tried to quit on your own without success
5. Your health and wellness is suffering
6. You have anxiety, depression or other co-occurring mental health disorders
If you are exhibiting any of these, or other symptoms, it’s probably gotten to the point where you should start thinking of getting professional assistance.
Reaching Out for Help
Many people dealing with substance use disorder are in denial and have difficulty reaching out for help. Or, you might not even know how to find the recovery services you need. The first step is to get the conversation started and not give up if the first person you approach leads to a dead-end.
Most medical insurance includes coverage for mental health and substance abuse counseling services. You can always reach out to your healthcare provider or family doctor for help. They should be able to give you a referral to a detox center, rehab or addiction treatment center in your network.
Preparing for change and getting ready to enter treatment is different for everyone but includes steps such as detox, medications to manage withdrawal symptoms, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and long-term aftercare follow-up. There are many rehab, treatment and recovery programs to choose from but where do you start?
Different Types of Treatment Programs
A variety of treatment programs are available at Recovery Team such as individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy and dual-diagnosis therapy. Our completely customizable treatment programs include different options to choose from such as:
12 Step MeetingsPain ManagementLife Skills TrainingBiofeedback TechnologyHealth and FitnessMassage TherapyFun & Adventurous OutingsFamily Treatment & TherapyNutritional EducationRecreational TherapyArt TherapyVocational EducationEye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing First Responders Program
Dual-Diagnosis Treatment Program
For anyone entering treatment, the intake process includes both medical and psychological health screenings to discover any pre-existing conditions. At Recovery Team our dual-diagnosis treatment program is for anyone with a substance use disorder who is also diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder or PTSD.
Co-occurring disorder is another term for dual diagnosis or dual disorder. Common behavioral health disorders we can address in our dual-diagnosis program include:
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)Suicidal thoughtsSeasonal affective disorder (SAD)Major depressive disorderGeneralized anxiety disorder (GAD)Social phobia Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
When a mental health disorder is left undiagnosed and untreated, the drug use disorder or alcohol use disorder often gets worse. Our dual-diagnosis treatment program can help you deal with your own unique psychological symptoms that are getting in the way of your ability to function at home, work or school.
Our multidisciplinary staff includes medical doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, therapists, clinicians and social workers. These professional team members provide comprehensive assessments to evaluate and treat our patients’ mental, physical, and emotional health.
Choosing the Right Treatment Center
Treating drug or alcohol addiction is always challenging and it’s even more difficult if you are also struggling with co-occurring mental health problems. Addiction recovery at a residential treatment center is your best option for long-term sobriety and life-long support.
At Recovery Team, we can help you recover and learn how to live a clean and sober life. Our treatment programs treat the whole person, not just an individual collection of symptoms. Our goal is to help people find freedom from drug or alcohol addiction while healing our patients emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually.
Many of our former patients return for our monthly alumni meetings where they continue to share their stories of how they maintained sobriety and gained control of their life while finding meaning and peace of mind. We are here 24/7 to help people addicted to drugs and alcohol, as well as those with co-occurring mental health disorders. Call us now to find out if treatment is right for you (800) 817-1247