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. 

Finding Help for a Drug Problem

Understanding the Drug Treatment Process

If you are ready to admit that you have a drug problem or are concerned that your drug and alcohol use is getting out of control, it can be helpful to have an understanding of the treatment process. Depending on the severity of your drug problem, you may or may not need detox and residential treatment. If you have been using daily for a sustained period of time, it is recommended that you undergo a medically supervised detox. Many people are hesitant to begin the recovery process because they are afraid of feeling the pain and discomfort associated with withdrawal. By monitoring your vital symptoms and easing the withdrawal symptoms with the use of medication, you are able to complete the detox process and move into the next phase of your recovery. Breaking the physical dependency on drugs must occur before the mental dependency can be addressed.

Detox should be followed by inpatient treatment. The first several weeks of sobriety can be the most difficult. Although the physical detox may be complete, Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) can last weeks or even months after the last time of use. PAWS includes moodiness, rapidly changing emotions, cravings to use, depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances. Having 24 hour support and supervision is often needed to help individuals to make it through this vulnerable time.

Sober living is often the next step after inpatient treatment. Residents at a sober living home will stay anywhere from one month to a year. For many people, their decision to follow up a treatment program with sober living is a sign that they are serious about their sobriety. Being surrounded by positive influences—and choosing not to return home to the same people, places and things right away—can often mean the difference between success and relapse.

How Do I Find Help for a Drug Problem?

Finding the help you need can seem daunting, especially if you are unfamiliar with the different treatment options that are available. But There is a Solution can help. We specialize in helping individuals and their families find the help they need. By getting to know you and your history, we can provide you with a recommendation that is tailored to your specific treatment needs.

If you or someone you love needs assistance in finding help for a drug problem, call There is a Solution today at 1-800-832-5250 to speak with someone 24/7.

Help for Cocaine Addiction in Florida

image of cocaineCocaine is a stimulant made from the Erythroxylum coca bush which is found in regions of South America. Cocaine can be snorted, smoked or injected. It can be combined with heroin in what’s known as a “speedball.” It results in an immediate, intense high that lasts for about 30 minutes. It works by inhibiting the reabsorption of “feel good” neurotransmitters in the brain producing a euphoric effect. Crack cocaine is made by combining cocaine and baking soda and heating it up. Many describe being hooked from the first hit and quickly developing a mental obsession with the drug.

Chronic cocaine abuse can result in serious and life-threatening short-term and long-term health consequences. Individuals that are addicted to cocaine are at increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Depending on the severity of their addiction, the damage done to their heart may be irreversible and lead to heart problems even if they quit using. Even young people with no prior health issues or underlying genetic predisposition can suffer a cocaine induced heart attack or stroke.  It can also cause rhabdomyolysis which will lead to kidney failure. Because cocaine restricts the blood vessels, it can cause gastrointestinal issues such as ulcers and perforations. Males who use cocaine may experience impotence. People on cocaine may experience extreme paranoia and behave impulsively and even violently. Overdosing on cocaine can lead to hyperthermia, or an overheating of the body, which can lead to death.

The withdrawal or comedown from cocaine involves extreme fatigue, depression, an inability to experience pleasure and, in some cases, suicidal thoughts. Without help, many will continue to chase the high at any cost. They will go into debt, pawn their valuables and commit illegal acts in order to get more cocaine. The drug will take precedence over their job and their loved ones. However, there is hope.

There is help for cocaine addiction in Florida. There is a Solution can work with you to find a treatment center that is most appropriate for your needs. We are a free referral service that works with a large network of detoxes, residential treatment centers, outpatient programs and sober living homes in Florida. We can place you or your loved one at an effective, affordable facility that provides around the clock, individualized care.

Cocaine addiction is a deadly disease. If you are concerned that you may have a problem, talk to a member of our professional treatment team today by calling 1-800-832-5250.

Is Recovery Possible? Overcoming Addiction

For those who have struggled with addiction, the thought of living a sober life without the use of drugs and alcohol may seem impossible. They have grown so dependent on drinking and using that they don’t see how they could live life sober. Abusing drugs and alcohol has become a way to deal (or not deal) with every situation and feeling—loss, stress, fear, boredom, grief, low self-esteem and insecurities. For some, they have become physically dependent on drugs or alcohol as well and must use to even feel normal. For people at this point, they may not even be getting high/intoxicated anymore and are using only for maintenance. If they do not you, they start to suffer from painful withdrawal symptoms.

The bottom line is this—if what you are doing isn’t working for you, there is another way to live. People who no one thought could stay sober, who did not think they could stay sober themselves, have found happiness and lasting sobriety. We know this because There is a Solution is a treatment placement service made up of men and women who have been able to achieve long term sobriety. Many of our friends and family members had given upon us, but through drug and alcohol treatment and working a program of recovery, we were finally able to overcome our addictions.

For the family members of someone who is in the grips of active addiction, they may also start to wonder if their loved one will ever find help. Just like the addict battles this disease, so do the friends and families of addicts. The nights spent worrying if their loved one is okay, giving them a place to stay, money, bailing them out of trouble and so on.

There is a Solution can help both addicts and their families start the process of rebuilding their lives. We can refer you to professional interventionists who are trained and experienced in getting addicts to see past their denial and accept the help they need.

Call There is a Solution now at 1-800-832-5250 to learn more about how our services can help you and your family start on the path to recovery. We work with a large network of detoxes, inpatient rehab centers, outpatient treatment programs and halfway houses and can work with you to find one that meets your treatment and financial needs. A new life starts with a phone call.

Can Addiction Treatment Help Me?

If you are struggling with drugs and alcohol, you may be wondering if addiction treatment can help you. It is not uncommon for addicts and alcoholics in the grips of their active addiction to think that their situation is entirely hopeless. They may think that they are beyond help or are not certain how addiction treatment will be able to help them. Despair is part of the illness—not the situation. It may be hard to see that while you are still drinking and using, but part of what treatment does is instill hope.

There are addicts that have been to treatment before but left and went back to using and think that treatment doesn’t work. Part of the problem can be that not all of the issues that contributed to their drug and alcohol use were addressed. For example, if they suffer from a co-occurring mental illness such as anxiety or depression, this must be treated as well. Similarly, if they experienced some type of trauma, this is an issue that must be addressed through therapy. Other times individuals may complete a 30 day program and think they do not need further treatment and return home. This can be setting them up for failure as 30 days is often not enough time to truly begin the recovery process.

Others may think that their problem is not bad enough to warrant treatment. “I’m not that bad” they say. This is part of their denial. Some may have this image in their head of what a “real” addict or alcoholic looks like. They picture the stereotypical street addict who doesn’t have a home and has lost everything. The truth is that men and women who seek drug treatment come from all backgrounds and walks of life—successful business men and women, doctors, homemakers, lawyers, church leaders and so on. You don’t have to lose your job and your house and your family to suffer from this disease. The emotional pain and mental turmoil are enough to warrant getting help.

If you are wondering if addiction treatment can help you, call There is a Solution today. We are not a treatment center, but a free service that helps men and women determine the kind of help they need. We work with all different types of facilities and programs and can help you decide which one is best for you or a loved one. Our staff is available 24/7 to answer your questions. Call us today at 1-800-832-5250.

How to Avoid Relapsing in Early Sobriety

While inpatient treatment has saved the lives of countless addicts, there are many that complete a 30 day treatment program only to return home and pick up where they left off. Most addictions professionals will strongly urge addicts and alcoholics to remain in some type of sober environment for 3 months to a year. To return home too soon to old people, places and things and stressful or toxic situations can often prove to be too overwhelming. Even people determined to stay sober can find themselves returning to drugs and alcohol.

 

There are the basic steps to follow that you hear over and over again that are designed to help you avoid relapsing in early sobreity. Attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Get a sponsor. Work the 12 Steps. But for some this may not be enough. Those with more urgent underlying issues, such as trauma or mental illness, may need continued therapeutic support. Also, chronic relapsers who have made multiple attempts to stay sober before often need to take advantage of every recovery resource that is available to them. This includes sober housing and outpatient treatment.

 

Sober housing—also referred to as sober living, halfway houses and transitional living—is a place where individuals in early recovery live together and follow certain rules. Generally, you will pay a weekly amount that includes rent and utilities. A house manager is responsible for making sure residents follow the house guidelines and attend meetings on a regular basis. Residents are drug tested to ensure a sober environment. Sober houses encourage a strong sense of community and many enjoy the time they spend at these houses and recognize is an opportunity to focus on their sobriety.

 

Outpatient treatment is another way to avoid relapsing in early sobriety. To go from 24/7 care and supervision at an inpatient treatment center to being back on your own can disorienting. Many find that a proper aftercare plan can help them stay connected and accountable during early recovery. Ongoing counseling and relapse prevention groups help clients deal with the changes that come with sobriety and handle stress and the ups and downs associated with the first few months of recovery.

 

There is a Solution is a free service that helps men and women at varying stages of recovery. We connect you with the help you need, whether its detox, inpatient, outpatient or sober housing.

 

To learn more about how we can help you or your loved one, call us today at 1-800-832-5250. 

 

Will My Insurance Cover Drug Rehab?

Many people mistakenly think that they cannot afford professional help. It is true that drug and alcohol treatment can be expensive, with inpatient programs costing anywhere from $10,000 to $70,000 for 30 days of treatment. However, depending on your insurance, you may not have to pay anything.

There is a Solution can help you find a treatment center that accepts your insurance plan. With one call, we can explain to you the nature of your benefits and inform you of your various options. Depending on how much your insurance will cover for an in-network or out of network facility or if you have Medicare or Medicaid, we can find a facility that works for you.

If you do not have insurance, There is a Solution can provide you with a variety of affordable options. We can help you find the best program for you medical, psychological and financial needs. We also are able to direct you to different financial assistance programs.

Although it is easy to point out the high cost of treatment, it is also important to remember the cost of our addiction. The money we spent on drugs and alcohol, legal fees and medical costs was often astronomical. Addicts in active addiction can spend thousands of dollars on drugs a month. If you are arrested, there are court fees, fines and lawyer fees. If your drug and alcohol use has caused you to lose your job, there is a loss of income. And of course there is the emotional and spiritual cost of addiction. The sense of loss, the pain and devastation can lead to feelings of absolute hopelessness. The sooner you receive help the sooner you can start rebuilding and enjoying your life. Treatment brings together different medical and therapeutic modalities to heal and treat the wounds of addiction. Inpatient treatment includes:

  • Healthy, nutritious meals
  • Psychiatric sessions with a board certified psychiatrist
  • Various clinical groups
  • Detox medication
  • Medical monitoring
  • Psychotropic drugs
  • Individual therapy sessions with a licensed therapist
  • Gym Exercise

Some treatment centers offer extra services such as:

  • Massage therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Equestrian therapy
  • Trips to the beach and other recreational outings

Don’t allow addiction to cost you your life. Making excuses will only prolong the pain. Take action and pick up the phone to speak with one of our caring professionals.

Call today to see which drug rehab facilities your insurance plan will cover. You can reach our care coordinators 24/7 by calling 1-800-832-5250.

Depression and Addiction

Studies have shown that those who suffer from a mental illness are significantly more likely to use drugs and alcohol to the point that it becomes a problem. Rates of depression are 3 to 4 times higher in the addicted population. If an individual is struggling with depression, he or she may find it easier to turn to drinking or using instead of seeking professional help. This can be dangerous as they are at a higher risk for developing a substance abuse problem. And if they already are depressed, alcohol and drugs will in fact exacerbate the depression. If you suspect that you may be struggling with depression and addiction, call 1-800-832-5250.

If you are still actively using, it can be difficult to determine if your depression is a result of your use or an underlying cause of your use.  Prolonged use of drugs has the potential to affect neurological changes in the brain resulting in a depressive state. It is necessary to remove the drugs from the equation in order to make a proper diagnosis. So many of the symptoms of addiction and depression overlap:

  • Disturbed sleep  (insomnia or sleeping all the time)
  • Constant fatigue/lack of energy
  • Feeling of worthlessness and shame
  • High risk behaviors
  • Suicidal Ideation

Risk factors for addiction parallel risk factors for depression. These may be social, environmental and genetic factors.

Dual Diagnosis treatment refers to the process of treating both the mental illness and the addiction concurrently. Getting support for both illnesses is part of a comprehensive treatment process. Individuals suffering from depression who attempt to work a program of recovery for their substance abuse issues but neglect to get help for their underlying issues will experience greater difficulty remaining sober and have higher relapse rates. If you decide to enter into a drug treatment program, you will work with a team of addictions specialists including board certified psychiatrists, licensed therapists and certified addictions counselors. Treatment consists of individual therapy sessions, clinical groups and, if necessary, medication. A multimodal approach is the best way to approach the treatment process and allows for the creation of an individualized recovery program.

There is a Solution is a treatment placement service. We work with a number of dual diagnosis treatment centers that specialize in treating addiction alongside psychiatric illness. Depending on the level of care you require, we can recommend the best facility for your needs. To learn more about how we can help you and your family, call 1-800-832-5250. 

How Do I Find an Affordable Drug Rehab in Florida?

 

To receive help finding an affordable drug rehab center in Florida, call There is a Solution today at 1-800-832-5250.

While most people think drug and alcohol treatment is expensive, it doesn’t have to be. Comprehensive, effective and affordable treatment is available. As addiction continues to be a growing problem, more options than ever are currently available, including detox, residential inpatient facilities, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs, individual counseling and transitional living residences. Utilizing approaches that recognize the complex nature of addiction and recovery, drug rehabs in Florida are some of the best in the country.

Not all treatment centers accept insurance, but there are some that do. Depending on your plan, we can find a place that accepts your insurance. We work with facilities that accept Medicare and Medicaid as well. If you are trying to find drug treatment for either yourself or a loved one, the process can often seem overwhelming. You may call so many different places, you lose track of the different facilities. Rather than having to call around to various facilities, you can make one call to us and know your options and make an educated decision about the care you receive. Seeking professional help for a substance abuse is a decision that can change your life—you want to know as much as you can about different treatment centers before deciding on one.

For those without insurance, we can provide you with a number of options that fit your financial needs. Inpatient treatment isn’t you only option. More affordable options like outpatient treatment programs and sober living homes exist as well. And our treatment placement services are free.

The men and women at There is a Solution know what it is like to struggle with addiction. Our staff is made up of people who lost almost everything to their disease. We know what it’s like to go through the treatment process and use our personal experiences with our knowledge of drug and alcohol treatment centers to get you the help that you need. To learn more about different treatment programs, call There is a Solution today at 1-800-832-5250. Addiction is an illness that continues to progress. Without help, the things that you swore you would never do become a reality. You do not have to wait for things to get worse—one call can change everything.

Drug Treatment and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on working with clients to identify negative thought patterns and beliefs that cause destructive or detrimental behaviors. Studies have shown that the way people perceive reality can have a significant impact on their actions and overall well-being. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy empowers clients by teaching them they are capable of changing their world by changing the way they interpret it.

Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Treat Addiction

When applied to the recovery process, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has shown to be an effective way of helping clients understand the changes they need to make within themselves in order to live a sober lifestyle. A person struggling with addiction may have negative feelings about themselves and suffer from low self-esteem which can further exacerbate their addiction. They may also have a distorted perception of reality stemming from a dysfunctional upbringing. CBT addresses these harmful beliefs and allows client practice new coping skills.

For example, many clients will romanticize their drug and alcohol use, recalling only the good times. Because they forget the devastation and pain that their drug use caused, they become vulnerable to relapse. Or they may falsely believe that they need drugs to function or have fun. By teaching clients to focus on the reality of their addiction and how it caused them to hurt both the ones they loved and themselves, they can remain committed to their recovery. By pointing out the inconsistencies and lack of evidence backing harmful beliefs, clients are able to formulate new beliefs.

There is a Solution is a rehab placement service that specializes in finding people appropriate drug and alcohol treatment for their needs. The facilities in our network offer a variety of progressive therapies that utilize evidence based methods to best help their clients begin the recovery process.

The drug rehab centers we work with offer diverse treatment options and levels of care. Regardless of your needs, we can a place in a treatment center that is right for you. We work with detox clinics, inpatient treatment centers, partial hospitalization programs (PHP), intensive outpatient programs and sober living homes.

The biggest mistake a person can make is to wait for things to get worse. Start taking the steps that could save your life and pick up the phone today. Our caring staff is available 24/7 to take your calls and help you begin the recovery process. Call us today at 1-800-832-5250.