Finding Help for Substance Abuse and Addiction

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While there are literally thousands of resources for you to explore when you want to find help for substance abuse and addiction, the first place you need to start is with you.

Detox for All of You

Some schools of detox suggest you think about detox for all aspects of your life. So while you are receiving medical assistance for detox, some suggest that you look to detox other aspects of your life that may have led you to the addiction in the first place:

  • Family life/relationships – are you participating in relationships that are supporting a drug-free lifestyle? Are you dealing with friends and family that are providing encouragement for your recovery?
  • Work/social life – is your job providing you with meaningful experiences that enable you to feel that you are contributing and learning? Are you enjoying social activities that are healthy for you?
  • Self-exploration – are there other feelings that you are experiencing that may have been causing the emotional turmoil that led you to drugs to begin with? Are you avoiding confronting elements of your life that are self-destructive?
  • Physical and spiritual health – have you explored the benefits from a physical lifestyle that supports a sound body? Have you given thought to establishing a relationship with a religious or spiritual being that can provide comfort?

Finding the Right Substance Abuse Recovery Program

To get the most success in finding the right program for you, think about the following questions before you start your search:

  • Do you prefer inpatient treatment or is your schedule better suited for outpatient treatment?
  • Do you feel your needs would be better met by a specialized program specific to your addiction?
  • Do you need medical assistance with detox or do you need a program that focuses on addition only?
  • Do you want a program that specializes in your age, gender, or has a particular religious association?

After answering these questions, you can focus on finding the right treatment program that meets your unique needs.

Get Help for Substance Abuse and Addiction

If you or someone you know is abusing or is addicted to either prescribed or illegal substances, it is often difficult to determine when a person’s use moves from therapeutic to addictive. However, it is possible and we can help, so please call our toll-free number today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about substance abuse and addiction. We are here to help.