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.

Inpatient Addiction Treatment in Florida

image of an inpatient addiction treatment center in floridaAddiction is a complex and potentially deadly disease that requires physical and psychological medical treatment. When treating addiction, it has been found that an approach that utilizes physical, mental and spiritual methods into the recovery process is the most effective in regards to helping clients to achieve long-term sobriety.  Inpatient addiction treatment in Florida focuses on treating the underlying issues associated with drug and alcohol abuse so that clients are able to overcome their addictions and move forwards towards a healthy, sober life.

During your stay an inpatient addiction treatment center in Florida, you will begin your recovery process with a medically supervised detox. This helps you to safely and comfortably get physically stabilized before addressing the emotional, mental and spiritual issues that have played a role in your addiction.

The exact cause of addiction is unknown, but experts agree that there are a number of factors that can contribute to drug and alcohol abuse, such as social factors, genetic predisposition, environment and the presence of mental illness. That is why inpatient treatment centers in focus on treating all of the potential causes of addiction through a variety of therapeutic methods and treatment modalities. Behavior modification techniques are used to assist clients in the process of letting go of the behaviors that are associated with addiction and adopting new, healthy behaviors that are conducive to growth and healing.

The first few weeks of sobriety can be physically and emotionally overwhelming. For many addicts and alcoholics, they have been using drugs and alcohol on a daily basis for years. It was the first thing they did when they got up in the morning and the last thing that they did before they went to sleep. They had not faced life sober in a long time and it is important to understand that taking away one of the coping mechanisms that they rely on the most and learning to live without it can be an adjustment. During this initial adjustment phase, 24 hour

There is a Solution is an inpatient addiction treatment placement service that works with different rehab facilities throughout Florida. We have helped addicts, their families, doctors, therapists and other professionals in the treatment field. We are both a resource and a referral guide for anyone in need of addiction treatment.

Don’t allow addiction to rule your life. Take the first step towards freedom and make a call today. Our experienced professionals are available 24/7 to answer your questions. Call us today at 1-800-832-5250.

The Dangers of Meth: Getting Treatment for Methamphetamine Addiction

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Methamphetamine is classified as a stimulant that affects the central nervous system. It can be snorted, smoked or injected. Meth is extremely addictive in nature and many users report being hooked after their first hit. While once a problem that was localized to rural and southwestern regions of the U.S., meth addiction is spreading across the country, tearing apart families and ruining lives.

The dangers and consequences of meth addiction include:

  • Loss of judgment and increased likelihood of participating in risky—and life-threatening—behaviors
  • Impaired ability to heal from infection
  • Meth mouth—the teeth begin to rot and fall out as a result of the numerous cavities caused by the drying out of the salivary glands
  • Acne
  • Sores (which are often made worse by constant picking)
  • The destruction of tissue and blood vessels combined with the loss of the skin’s elasticity as a result of chronic meth use causes the user to look years older than they actually are
  • Inability to sleep (which in turn increases the paranoia that many meth addicts experience)
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Violent and aggressive behavior
  • Hallucinations
  • Increased temperature (which in extreme cases can cause brain damage)
  • Liver damage
  • Stroke
  • Death

One of the most startling effects of meth addiction is its potential to cause permanent damage to the brain’s dopamine receptors. The “high” produced by meth is caused by a flood of dopamine in the brain. Prolonged use can cause irreversible damage to the brain’s ability to experience pleasure. This is one of the reasons why early intervention is so crucial. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), recent research has found that one of the most effective treatments for meth addiction is cognitive behavioral therapy.

There is a Solution is a free treatment placement service that specializes in placing men and women struggling with various addictions into drug treatment centers that are best able to treat their specific issues. When treating meth addiction—or any addiction—the sooner you get help the better. There is no reason to wait to lose everything—and if your addiction goes untreated you eventually will—before you decide to get help. We work with a large number of drug and alcohol treatment centers that offer:

  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapies
  • Gender-specific treatment
  • Outpatient Drug Treatment Programs
  • Christian Based Treatment Centers
  • Expressive Programs (These include arts based therapies)
  • Holistic Drug and Alcohol Treatment
  • Medical Detox

If you or someone you love is battling an addiction to meth, call There is a Solution today to learn more about how we can help. You can reach us 24/7 at 1-800-832-5250.