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.

Drug Relapse Prevention

Getting sober is the first step—and it is in itself a tremendous accomplishment. However, staying sober takes work and for those without a strong support network, it can be more difficult than it has to be. Drug relapse prevention is an important part of achieving long-term sobriety. For many addicts and alcoholics in recovery, they find that long term outpatient care along with sober living has played a key role in their ability to stay sober.

Outpatient treatment programs teach clients how to adjust to working and living without the use of drugs and alcohol. Leaving the safe and controlled environment of residential drug treatment should be a gradual transitional process to avoid feeling intimidated or overwhelmed. Outpatient treatment and sober living can help ease this transition while emphasizing relapse prevention.

The concept of preventing relapse is often talked about, but it is important to connect it to actual behaviors and actions that you can take each day to secure your sobriety. Drug relapse prevention includes:

  • Avoiding situations or people that may act as triggers

You’ve heard it before—people, places and things. Of course the truth is even when we are trying to stay away from triggers, sometimes life just happens. Drug relapse prevention groups stress how to avoid these things and what to do when you can’t.

  • Stress relief techniques

Before, you got stressed out and you took a pill, a hit or a drink. Learning healthy ways to cope with stress—and any emotion really—is a huge part of being successful in your sobriety.

  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment

For those with a co-occurring disorder such as depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, OCD or panic disorder, it is imperative that they continue to receive treatment for both illnesses.

  • Life and job skills training

For some of us, we spent years drinking and using. Everything in our life revolved around our addiction. Throughout the years, we struggled with employment, going to school and even just taking care of daily responsibilities. It was good to have someone there to walk us through the process of rebuilding our lives.

  • Growing your network of support

Go to meetings. Get numbers. Get a Sponsor.

  • Teaching accountability

Thinking to yourself that you should do something is different that stating out loud in a room full of people that you are actually going to it. It’s part of learning how to suit up and show up.

There is a Solution is a treatment and sober living placement service. We can assist you in finding the relapse prevention services you need to continue on in your recovery journey. Call us today at 1-800-832-5250.