Recovery from Addiction: Florida Treatment Centers Can Help

The consequences of addiction are far-reaching. It is not only the user that suffers but the friends and family members as well. No matter how hard an addict tries to hide their use, the people close to them know. With the addict spirals out of control, losing everything important, family and friends stand by feeling fearful and helpless.

Part of the treatment process focuses on learning new coping skills that men and women can apply in their daily life. Having a relapse prevention plan provides realistic, practical steps an individual can take if they encounter a trigger or experience a craving.

Another part of treatment helps clients let go of broken or harmful thought patterns and beliefs about their reality. Often times individuals who struggle with addictive behaviors have experienced some type of dysfunction growing up, including abuse, trauma or parents with substance abuse or mental health issues. They received certain messages growing up that they internalized and believed, messages such as “I am not good enough,” “Everything I do is wrong,” “I’ll never be good at anything” and so on. Through group and individual sessions, clients can uncover these underlying messages and identify their origins and learn how to replace them with a new framework for viewing themselves and their lives that promotes accountability, self-esteem and growth rather than despair and defeatism.

Truly one of the most difficult steps is getting the addict to agree to go into a treatment center. Addicts come up with a number of excuses  and reasons why they cannot go into a rehab—they don’t want to stop using, they don’t have a problem, if their using gets worse they’ll get help, they can’t leave their job, their family, their pet etc. It is important to remember that the addict may only agree to go to treatment for a short window of time. Family and friends need to act quickly once their loved one agrees to go into treatment. After a bender they may be filled with shame and remorse and willing to go into treatment. This is the best time to approach them.

There is a Solution works with a number of Florida treatment centers. With one call, we can tell you about a number of treatment options and help you begin the admissions process immediately. Our caring staff members are available 24/7 to help you or your loved one get into a rehab facility as soon as possible. You can reach us by calling 1-800-832-5250. 

Do I Need Drug Treatment?

Many people with substance abuse issues experience tremendous difficulty admitting that they need help. Overcoming the denial is a huge step. People who have lost jobs, homes, relationships and even their freedom can continue to be in denial of their drug or alcohol problem. They blame their boss for firing them. They got evicted because their landlord was a jerk. They got arrested because they have bad luck. Drugs and alcohol may be the common denominator in all of these scenarios, but they won’t see that until they are ready. Often this denial is fueled by fear. What if people find out? Will I have to go to drug treatment? I can’t be away from home for 30 days.

How Can I Tell if I Need Drug Treatment?

People are quick to compare themselves to others who they perceive as being worse off than themselves. They think because they don’t drink or use as much as some of their friends, they don’t have a problem. They are quick to list a number of things that haven’t happened to them—they’ve never been arrested, they’ve never blacked out, they’ve never stolen anything for drugs…

First, this may only be a list of “yets.” Addiction is a progressive illness that only gets worse over time. You will often hear people in 12 Step meetings talk about finally deciding to get sober because they were starting to do all the things they swore they wouldn’t. Second, whether or not you need drug treatment is not necessarily dependent on how much or how often you use, but rather what happens when you use and how does it make you feel. You might only get high on weekends—but do you spend your week obsessing about drinking and using over the weekend. The day after you use, are you overcome with guilt or remorse? Once you pick up a drink or a drug, do you lose control over what will happen next?

There is a Solution can help. If you suspect that you may need drug treatment, call one of our caring professionals today for a free evaluation. They can help you determine whether or not you need treatment and, if so, what level of care would be best for you. If you are concerned about a loved one, There is a Solution can refer you to a professional interventionist who can help get your loved one to agree to get help.

You can reach us 24/7 by calling 1-800-832-5250.