Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Is substance use or other addictive patterns preventing you from doing a great job at work? Does alcohol interfere with your family life or peer group interactions? Are you hiding addictions from loved ones who’ve been worried about your actions? Do you feel shame about your inability to stop or follow through on your plans? Getting treatment for these conditions is possible–do you know your options?

An Integrated Addiction Model™ Focuses on the Whole Person

You’re more than your addiction. You’re a unique person with life experiences, genetic influences, likes, and dislikes that are individually yours. Treating addictions in conjunction with your background is critical.  When participating in a program that bases therapies on an integrated addiction model, care professionals customize treatment specifically for your needs.

One aspect of our program is the use of the 12-step principles, which focus on mental, spiritual, and actionable healing. Another component is the application of the trauma model, written by Colin A. Ross M.D. Although some programs present a trauma-informed treatment option, they shortchange the science behind the power of unresolved trauma. The adverse experiences that you experienced in the course of your life have had a profound influence mentally and physically.

Examples include childhood neglect or chaos, dysfunctional relationships, losses, and physical harm. When stresses surpass coping abilities, individuals look for extreme but fast-acting forms of relief. Drugs, alcohol, and other addictive patterns act as numbing agents to keep pain and trauma memories at bay. All addictions have a shelf life and eventually, other addictive patterns will need to be added to manage the unresolved emotional pain. Now you are in a vicious cycle of focusing on only the addictions and hiding the evidence.

Overcome Drug and Alcohol Addiction with Dual Diagnosis Treatments

Understand the treatment approaches and the details that they envelop. Doing so makes it easier to see how they facilitate a life of sobriety. It also helps you build up coping skills that strengthen your ability to avoid future relapse. Options include dual diagnosis, residential, and short-term residential treatments.

You may have heard of co-occurring mental health diagnoses. In drug and alcohol addiction treatment, therapists acknowledge that substance abuse is not a sign of moral deficiency. Rather, it is a combination of underlying mental disorders and overt addictions to one or more substances. Because both conditions influence one another, therapists must address them equally with pinpointed modalities.

  • Influence on treatment protocols. The presence of a dual diagnosis calls for the setup of a treatment protocol that fully acknowledges the mental illness. Healing from drug abuse occurs by treating the mental disorder at the same time. Achieving this goal may require the use of appropriate peer group counseling sessions, medications, and family training.
  • Discover the causes of addictive behaviors. As noted previously, unresolved trauma is instrumental as a possible precursor for substance use. Sometimes, it worsens mental health conditions, too. Combining the trauma model with dual diagnosis treatments is an invaluable tool for future relapse prevention. It also identifies everyday stressors that can easily entangle you once more.
  • Break the cycle of abuse. What came first, mental illness or a substance abuse disorder? Sometimes, the answer is clear. At other times, it is impossible to tell. No matter which condition occurred initially, ending the vicious cycle of self-medicating calls for concerted action.
  • Build new confidence in coping skills. You’ll spend some time on developing coping skills that may be different from the ways you typically handled situations. At first, it may seem odd or counterintuitive. After a while, they become second nature as you practice during role-playing exercises. This process builds your confidence in the ability to handle life’s pressures in a new, healthier way.

Getting help for your addictions doesn’t have to take place in an uninspiring hospital setting. Rather, it can happen in a serene environment that combines an outdoorsy atmosphere with a well-defined treatment protocol for maximum impact. In these surroundings, the idea of living at the rehab facility is far more positive and, in fact, inviting. After all, one of the reasons why residential treatment protocols succeed is the built-in relaxation.

Residential Treatment as well as a Supportive Family Program to Conquer All Addictions

Another reason for success is the emphasis on a physical wellness approach to addiction treatment. Cases in point are the availability of, healthy eating options, exercise, and socialization.  Self-care is one of the first qualities to suffer when caught in the cycle of substance abuse. Therefore, reintroducing it at a residential treatment facility is vital.

A typical long-term residential stay can last 90 days or longer, depending on your needs. It allows you to focus on overcoming a substance abuse disorder at a pace that is right for you. Therapists help you discover the length of the stay that ideally suits your diagnosis and progress.

However, what happens when your addiction doesn't call for a 60-day or 90-day protocol? In this alternative, you may respond to our “Integrated Addiction Model exceptionally well. If this describes your progress, you may be an ideal candidate for a short-term residential treatment stay. Note that the intensity of the treatment and availability of support is equal to what you would receive during a long-term stay.

A short-term program provides comprehensive participation opportunities for ending substance addictions. It only lasts a brief 30 days, which lets you return home sooner. This approach can have multiple benefits for the right person.

  • Life immersion. For starters, you have the chance to practice your new life skills and coping strategies sooner. The 30-day program creates a strong momentum that carries over to your return home. It puts you in a good place when you arrive. You’ll know whether you need additional help and have the strength to follow through on your decision.
  • Minimized absence. Being gone for only a month lets you reintegrate into your family or work situation almost seamlessly. There are fewer relationships to renew and questions to answer. You also benefit by minimizing stressors a prolonged absence could create.
  • Establishment of healthy living habits. As you return home sooner, you can get a head start on implementing healthy living habits. Recovery is not just the absence of drug use but also the presence of wellness-focused practices. Getting started on exploring what this means for your life is vital to relapse prevention.

Because a family program week is part of the overall experience, those living in your household also benefit from this momentum. Their involvement in restorative couples counseling or family group therapy leads to a renewed mutual understanding. Those closest to you undergo healing in the process. It transfers to the home environment where new communication skills help prevent stressors and build self-confidence through encouragement.

Overcome Your Addiction by Taking the First Step Today

Due to the progression and seriousness of many addictions and mental health struggles treatment is not something you should put off.

And because of the mixed messages that society sends about addiction and mental health, you might be worried about what your family or boss might say when check into rehab.

But when you remember that you’re seeking help for unresolved pain, this stigma doesn’t apply. On the contrary, the very act of entering a rehab facility is an important aspect of your physical and mental wellness. Insurers and human resources departments are in the process of drafting policies that benefit courageous individuals like you. And your family is sure to appreciate your efforts to stop all destruction and addictive patterns in your life.

You don’t have to suffer alone or in silence any longer. The listing of treatment options for addictions proves that there’s a way out. If other programs fail to offer solutions, or you’re hesitating at the moment today is the day. Don’t allow addictions to rob you of even one more day.

Dial 866-656-8384 now to connect with the friendly experts at Healing Springs Ranch.