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.

Is My Husband an Addict? Recognizing Drug Abuse Symptoms

 

Have you been growing concerned that your husband may be developing a drug problem? Is he starting to seem like an entirely different person? There is a Solution is a drug treatment placement service that can you and your family begin the process of healing together.

 

What Can I Do to Help?

The first step is recognizing symptoms of drug abuse. If you think your husband may have a problem with drugs, look for these signs:

  • He is abusing his prescription medication

This is something that we are seeing more frequently. Men and women who are obtaining a legal prescription for a legitimate reason are becoming addicted to their medication, whether its pain medication like Oxycontin or Vicodin or anti-anxiety medication like Valium or Xanax. If you have noticed that your husband seems to be running out of his prescription early or is visiting multiple doctors to get prescriptions for the same drug, it could be a symptom of addiction.

  • He makes promises to slow down his drug and alcohol use, but then breaks these promises

There is a misconception that people addicted to drugs could stop if they really wanted to. People in the grips of addiction will continue to drink and use despite the tremendous pain and guilt it causes them.

  • You find drug paraphernalia hidden around the house

This may include small plastic baggies, pipes, straws, prescription pill bottles belonging to other people, razors and spoons.

If your husband is receptive to the idea of drug rehab, you should make arrangements as quickly as possible. It is not uncommon for addicts to try and back out once they have agreed to get help. The reality of the situation will sink in and they may try to convince you that they do not need treatment. There is a Solution can help you find affordable treatment quickly. We work with a large network of traditional and Christian drug treatment centers. If he is resistant to the idea of treatment, we can recommend a professional interventionist to help you and your family.

It is also important to do what you need to in order to take care of yourself. If your husband decides to go to treatment, the treatment facility he attends should offer a family program. There are 12 Step meetings designed to help the friends and family of addicts and alcoholics, such as Alanon and Nar-Anon.

For more info, call us 24/7 at 1-800-832-5250.