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.

How do I Find a Sober Living Facility for Men in Florida?

If you have tried inpatient treatment alone before and found that you returned home and started using again, it is strongly recommended that you make a commitment to stay at a sober living facility. Returning home before you are truly ready can often lead to relapse. This sets the addict or alcoholic up to develop the mentality that they are a “chronic relapsers” or a “hopeless case.” They begin to lose faith in their ability to stay sober and doubt that anything could work for them. This toxic belief could not be further from the truth. Very few men who stay at an inpatient drug and alcohol facility, and then return directly home rather than staying at a sober living facility for a period of at least three month, are able to stay sober.

 

 

The following explains how to find a men’s sober living facility in Florida:

  • Get a Recommendation from your Treatment Facility

If you are currently in an inpatient drug and alcohol facility, your therapist should be able to provide you with a variety of places that he or she could recommend.

  • Research on the Internet

Some, but not all, sober living facilities for men have website. Their website should explain the general house guidelines, cost and provide pictures of the halfway house.

  • Speak to other Men at 12 Step Meetings

If you are going to AA or NA meetings, listen to the men in the meetings. If you like what they have to say or see that they are working a good program, ask them if they went to a sober living facility and, if so, which one. Similarly, if you hear men taking about a place with very little structure or where it seems that people are constantly relapsing, avoid it.

  • Contact There is a Solution

There is a Solution is a free referral service that works with numerous men’s sober living facilities in Florida. Our relationships with different men’s sober living facilities work to your advantage. We can bring you to visit the different halfway houses so you know exactly what to expect. We want to make sure that you have a voice in determining the direction of your treatment and that you are able to find a place where you feel comfortable.

Call There is a Solution today to learn more about men’s sober living facilities in Florida. You can reach us 24/7 at 1-800-832-5250.