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Recovering from Substance Abuse is Possible with Our Help
You didn’t set out to become a drug addict. Whether you started using drugs out of curiosity, or to self-treat some underlying physical or mental condition (pain, depression, schizophrenia), you didn’t want to become so dependent that you couldn’t function without them.
Life is full of stressors: whether we are dealing with our work, family, health, or politics. Many people cope with stress in different ways. But one of the least helpful ways to deal with stress is through substance abuse, because substance abuse can lead to job loss, financial issues, major health problems and sometimes even death.
There are many harmful effects that substance abuse has on the brain, overall health and on other aspects of life. Here are some of the more troubling problems that drug abusers deal with, day in and day out:
- Substance abuse is responsible for more deaths, illnesses and disabilities than any other preventable health condition.
- Substance abuse can lead to behavioral issues such as paranoia, impaired judgment, impulsiveness and loss of self-control.
- Impaired judgment leads to issues with friends and family.
- Irreparable brain damage, dementia, memory loss and suicidal thoughts become more common.
- It can ruin your life financially, forcing you to get a lower status job, while spending a large chunk of income on drug money.
- Pregnant woman that have substance abuse issues are more likely to experience birth defects.
Did you know that 22.5 million people (8.5 percent of the U.S. population) aged 12 or older needed treatment for drug or alcohol abuse in 2014? A National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed that only 4.2 million (18.5 percent of those who needed treatment) received any substance abuse treatment in the same year. SAMSHA noted that of these 4.2 million, about 2.6 million people received treatment from specialty rehab programs.
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Our staff offers treatment plans that are completely designed for your substance abuse history.
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Removing toxins from prolonged substance abuse is key to successful recovery, and you can receive it while you’re here.
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These numbers show us that while many people need help, not everybody is ready to find a solution for addiction. But before considering whether your substance abuse is a problem, it’s important to ask yourself: do you or your loved one feel the need to change the following things?
- The way you deal with stress.
- How you think about yourself.
- Who you allow in your life.
- What you do in your free time.
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How Can You Change Your Ways?
People try to use drugs as a way to solve the problems they are dealing with in their life. These issues may include, but are not limited to:
- Seeking an escape from a stressful lifestyle.
- Self medicating to numb the feelings of anxiety, stress and fear caused by mental illnesses, such as post traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental illnesses.
- Often, the use of substances can help to briefly mask depression.
- A desire to rebel against authority figures.
- Addiction can occur when an individual is prescribed addictive medication, like opioid painkillers.
What is sad about addiction is that drugs and alcohol end up replacing these problems with more dangerous ones. It also helps to demonstrate that everyone is prone to substance abuse, no matter what their background is.
If you or your loved one is struggling to overcome an alcohol abuse problem or a drug addiction, you know the harm it can cause. But more importantly, you may also know that relapse largely prevents continued recovery. For this reason, many addicts avoid treating their addiction. Some may not realize they even need to address their problem.
SAMSHA notes various triggers that might put you or your loved one at risk of relapsing into old patterns of substance use.
Here are some common relapse triggers to consider:
- Negative emotional states, such as anger, sadness, trauma or stress
- Physical discomfort, such as withdrawal symptoms or physical pain
- Positive emotional states (wanting to feel even better)
- Testing personal control (“I can have just one drink”)
- Strong temptations or urges to use
- Conflict with others, such as an argument with a spouse or partner
- Social pressures to use (situations where it seems as though everyone else is drinking or using other drugs)
- Good times with others (such as having fun with friends or family)
It is important to help you or your loved one fully understand these triggers, learn new ways to cope, and make a long-lasting change.
Here are a few of the biggest reasons why people have second thoughts about checking into substance abuse centers:
- Many addicts fear the unknown—it’s been a long time since they’ve been sober.
- The abuser feels like they are being coerced into finding help, rather than checking into a facility under their own will.
- The individual feels as if the symptoms are too severe to overcome.
- A false sense of confidence allows the person to believe that they do not need help recovering.
Whether is is changing jobs or the people they hang out with, most people are worried about making drastic lifestyle changes necessary for a full recovery. They feel that going to rehab is a sign of weakness, while others believe that rehab might be out of their price range. Fortunately, that never has to be the case when you’re working with Willow Springs Recovery.
How Can You Tame Your Substance Abuse?
When seeking treatment, it is important to mix in a full range of drug and alcohol treatment options with emphasis on learning to manage your life in the real world while maintaining your sobriety. This is yet another method of preventing future relapse.
To combat the stress you experience every day in life, it’s important to develop healthy responses to triggers. Simple changes, such as incorporating exercise and meditation into your daily routine, can be helpful. Sensory strategies and breathing techniques to relax are natural methods that can be taught in recovery. These practices can become part of your daily routine upon leaving the facility.
We all have different needs, so how can you or your loved one possibly change if you don’t have a substance abuse treatment program that works for you? In order to treat a person’s unique problem and situation, it’s crucial to consider relationships, career, health, and psychological well-being when creating a plan for recovery.
Here is the wide range of services we provide:
- 24-hour supervision from medically trained professionals.
- Group recovery through 12 Step and Non-12 Step recovery programs.
- Bible study groups focusing on faith based recovery methods.
- Individual therapy focused on patient’s specific needs.
- Group counseling encouraging productive discussion
- Dual diagnosis treatment clears up issues with mental illness.
- Holistic therapy treating the individual’s spirit, body and mind.
- Partial hospitalization and outpatient services, giving the patient the flexibility to get medial help while spending time outside of the hospital.
- Intensive outpatient services providing personalized care in a hospital setting.
- Aftercare treatment following initial treatment sessions.
Together with our doctors, psychologists, and counselors, we will develop a specialized treatment program to help you or your loved one achieve sobriety and conquer the triggers that might lead to relapse.
Regaining control of your life can be exciting and scary at the same time. Consider the pros and cons of quitting your substance abuse:
- What is important to you and how does your addiction affect those things?
- Think about what you or your loved one needs to change. Is there something preventing the change?
- What are some things that can help you make the change?
Avoiding rehab may put you at risk for a series of mental and physical problems. Many addicts relapse, especially ones that do not check into aftercare treatment programs. That is why it is important to make sure that you are getting the best possible care for yourself as an individual. Willow Springs may be a perfect choice for you because we provide flexible, high end drug rehabilitation, tailored to your own specific needs. Located in an environment perfect for much needed relaxation, we offer a refreshing swimming pool, luxury sleeping quarters and plenty of other useful amenities over our 38 acre facility.
But most importantly, make sure you find help for your drug or alcohol related problems before it gets too late. You only get one life and putting in the effort to make it get rid of substance abuse issues can not only extend it, but make it much more enjoyable.