Acknowledging that you need help for your drug or alcohol dependency is a big step in your recovery. One thing you know by now is that no one else can make this decision for you. However, many folks in your position have more questions than answers because life, as you know it, is about to change. Don’t become overwhelmed by the process, as help is just a phone call away.
Jumping Off The Addiction Merry-Go-Round
Whether you need help or you’re doing some research for a friend or family member, you’ve come to the right place. Admitting a problem is the biggest hurdle, but the second obstacle will be finding where to get help. Addiction counselors are fantastic at helping you go through the process, and they can assist you with insurance and making sure you get to a suitable facility. Addiction and dependency issues are just as much about mental health as physical issues.
Many people drink or do drugs to escape the pain from their life, but they soon find that it’s just a quick fix for the despair inside. One drink becomes two, and soon it takes ten times as much to get any relief. Have you ever been on a merry-go-round as a child? As a piece of playground equipment, the merry-go-round is often scary. You don’t always know when to get off if it’s spinning around in circles. You can stay and hope it comes to a stop, or you can jump and make a dive toward safety. When you have an addiction, you’re like that child trying to jump for their life to safety. You don’t know where or how you’ll land, but you know that getting off the nauseating ride is much better than staying on and being sick and miserable.
Knowing Where to Turn
The first place you can turn is to a family member or a friend, especially if they have any experience in dealing with these issues. Perhaps they’ve been through them before, or they’ve helped other family or friends in their time of need. When you gather people in your inner circle, you have that strong support system you’ll need when you complete treatment. Many people think the hard stuff is done while you’re inpatient, but it’s a fallacy that the hard work is detoxing, as the real work begins when you get home.
Even if you don’t have anyone to support you, counselors at all centers will connect you with mentors and community resources where you’ll find guidance. When you’re detoxing, you’ll need that support system. The most obvious place to turn next is a rehabilitation center. There are always centers close to your home, but you may choose to go to one away from the area where you live. You want a center that focuses on your specific type of addiction, as you will get the best help in targeted based rehabilitation. If you look on the internet, you’ll see hundreds of drug and alcohol rehabs, so you might be confused and not know what way to turn or what to do. The best thing is to call and get information before you tour the facilities. You need to make sure your insurance will cover the center you choose, they have available beds, and they can assist you with your needs.
When you’re serious about your journey, all it takes is one phone call. Our staff is available 24×7, so we’re ready when the time is right for you. We can scan a list of centers, find one that fits your budget and medical needs, and help you gather all the specifics.
They will tell you what to bring and what to expect when you’re in treatment and go over any outpatient options. You have many questions about this journey, and we have your answers. You should never be ashamed or embarrassed about your addiction, as it’s a medical condition you cannot control. Call us today at 833-610-1174 for further information and to speak with our compassionate care team. Don’t you deserve a better life?