For many, the first step in achieving sobriety and maintaining long-term recovery is participating in an addiction treatment program. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of the millions of Americans who struggle with addiction will ever take this first and critical step. There are many reasons people avoid or do not go to rehab. One main reason is that they do not realize the severity of their addiction and how critical treatment is and will be to their recovery.
Signs It’s Time to Find a Rehab Center
There are some clear signs that substance addiction has gotten out of control, and you need help. If you recognize these in yourself or if you notice them in a loved one, it may be time to begin looking for an addiction treatment program. Ask yourself the following questions.
Has Drug Use Become Your Main Priority?
A primary sign of addiction is when substance use becomes your main priority. If substance use consumes you emotionally and physically throughout the day, it is a sign that you should seek help. As your addiction progresses, activities, you used to enjoy often take the backseat to substance use. If you notice you are no longer spending time with friends and loved ones, or you choose to forego the activities you used to enjoy, you may have a problem that could benefit from addiction treatment.
Is Your Health Declining?
Ongoing substance abuse is commonly associated with several adverse health effects. The specific effects you experience will relate directly to your substance of choice. Substance abuse impacts the body and mind causing many different physical and mental health symptoms.
Have You Developed A Tolerance?
When you first begin using, it doesn’t take much to get drunk or high. Your body is not accustomed to substances, and therefore using just a little can result in intense feelings. In time your body begins to adapt to your substance of choice (or develop a tolerance), and it takes a lot more of a particular substance to achieve the same high you remember from early on. As you take more and more, you significantly increase your risk of overdose.
Have You Tried (Yet Failed) to Quit?
Addiction is a chronic condition marked by periods of relapse and recovery. If you have tried and failed to quit on your own or completed treatment and relapsed, an addiction treatment program can provide the structure, therapy, stability, and medical intervention you may need to achieve sobriety once and for all.
What to Look for When Finding A Drug Rehab
Once you have decided to seek addiction treatment, you will need to choose a rehab program that meets your unique needs and circumstances. There are many different treatment options, and even more treatment facilities across the United States, making choosing the right place seem challenging. Below are a few things to consider when choosing an addiction rehab.
First, consider the type of treatment program best suited to your needs. Most facilities offer different treatment levels, including outpatient, intensive outpatient, inpatient (or residential), and retreats. The program that is best for you will depend on the severity of your addiction, the substances you are addicted to, and whether this is the first time you tried to get sober.
You will also want to consider the treatment approach. It is best to choose a program that offers a wide range of evidence-based traditional and alternative therapy methods. Addiction treatment is extremely individualized, and one treatment will not work well for everyone. The addiction treatment center must create an addiction treatment plan designed specifically for you in your unique situation. If you struggle with a co-occurring mental health condition, you will need to select a program with therapists skilled in dual-diagnosis treatment.
Why You Should Go to Bayshore Retreat
At Bayshore Retreat in Destin, Florida, we provide unique treatment programs designed to treat the mind, body, and spirit. We understand how critical it is to treat the whole person by combining traditional and holistic treatments. Our Destin rehab is here to help you through all stages of your treatment, beginning with detox and continuing through aftercare. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction and are ready to achieve sobriety, contact us at Bayshore Retreat in Destin, Florida, today.