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.