How to get into Rehab Today
Overcoming addiction is very difficult. It often requires the help of effective treatment centers with skilled staff. Unfortunately, most people suffering from addiction do not get the treatment they need and deserve. In 2009, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, performed by SAMHSA, estimated that 9.3% of people 12 or older in the United States have an addiction. However, only about 11.2% of those that needed treatment got it from a specialty facility.
Without access to proper treatment, the effects of addiction can become very overwhelming for both the person addicted to drugs or alcohol and the family of an addict. It causes a lot of strain on relationships, and this increased stress can continue the cycle of addiction. Often, the best choice for managing addiction is asking for help by going to rehab.
What is Rehab?
Rehab is a treatment process that people with drug or alcohol addiction go through to learn how to live life without substance use. This process typically starts with detoxification to ensure that the individual is safe from withdrawals. It’s imperative that this is done under the supervision of a medical professional because withdrawal can be damaging and life-threatening. Once detox is completed, the individual will start therapy treatment to learn new adaptive behaviors to replace the behaviors that have been reinforcing the addiction. Rehab treatment also includes learning new skills that were lost in the midst of addiction, such as maintaining employment, building relationships, maintaining housing, and finding sober activities.
Signs You or Your Loved One Needs to Go to Rehab
It is very common for people struggling with drug or alcohol use to require the help of rehab treatment. The effects of drugs and alcohol impact decision-making in many life areas, which can throw life off its tracks. Having the support of trained professionals is often necessary to change behaviors and identify different ways to manage symptoms and complicated feelings. Here are some signs that rehab may be right for you:
- You spend a lot of time using, obtaining or recovering from the effects of substances.
- You’ve tried to cut down on your use but haven’t been able to.
- You use drugs to help deal with complicated feelings, such as anger, sadness, fear
- You have intense cravings for substances or a strong urge to use.
- Your drug or alcohol use has interfered with work or school, such as using drugs on the job or calling in sick because you had used.
- Continuing to use drugs even when it causes problems legally or in relationships.
- Feeling like you’re losing control because of the drug usage.
How to Get into Rehab
- Decide whether or not rehab is right for you. If you are struggling with addiction, you will likely benefit from rehab treatment.
- Find a rehab center that fits your treatment needs. Brightside Recovery offers individualized treatment, including intensive outpatient, outpatient, medication-assisted treatment, and dual diagnosis.
- Contact the rehab center to set up an evaluation.
- Complete the evaluation and start your treatment.
Why Choose Brightside Recovery
Brightside Recovery has over 25 years of experience working with clients with addictions issues. We understand the barriers that you face in day-to-day life when it comes to your addiction. We are prepared to help you every step of the way. We offer different types of therapy and treatment programs to tailor your treatment plan to you and your specific needs. We have individual therapy, group therapy, and medication-assisted treatment available through our programs. Brightside is unlike other treatment programs because we recognize that relapse is part of the recovery process. We will not discharge clients who have relapsed. Instead, we will be available to support you through that stage of your recovery.
Contact us today to schedule an immediate appointment so you can get the help you deserve.