Healing in Arizona
The Grand Canyon state of Arizona is also home to historic cowboy towns and the red rocks of Sedona. With its ever growing capitol, Phoenix, Arizona is on the rise in both residency and tourism. However, Arizona suffers from a drug and alcohol epidemic. Substance abuse issues pop up left and right, taking control of people of all backgrounds and ages. Sadly, most people who have an addiction them will not come forward to ask for the help they need.
Too many alcoholics and drug addicts keep silent in the shadows of addiction. They may believe that if they speak up about their problem everyone they know and love will run for cover and not be there to support them. Being stuck in a mental isolation, of guilt and shame over addicts, keeping them in the cycling of drug and alcohol abuse.
If you or someone you know is battling an addiction to drugs or alcohol, know that help is available. There are treatment centers throughout Arizona which offer wide-ranging therapeutic methods programs that can help get your life back on track. People with substance abuse problems often think they are in too deep with their addiction and there is no turning back, but that’s not true. Those people are wrong. As long as you are still breathing, there is a chance to kick your addiction. It does not matter how long your addiction has haunted you or how many times you have completed rehab in the past, getting clean is possible when you put yourself in the right setting. Help is only a phone call away 623-335-0909.
It Might Be Time for an Intervention
Watching a loved one struggle with drug and alcohol addiction can be hard. Friends and family often don’t know how to help out. Also, addicts tend to deny they have a problem. And if you are lucky enough for your loved one to admit they have a problem, they might believe their use is only hurting them. Sometimes, a wakeup call is needed. In most cases, an intervention is necessary for that wakeup call.
Holding an intervention for your loved one may just be the difference between life and death. Gathering the right group of people to express concern about the addict’s actions can be the realization your loved one needs to seek help to overcome their addiction to drugs and alcohol. Putting an intervention together can be scary, because of the fear of failing. But it is important to remember that, sometimes, it takes more than one intervention to reach a loved one. Do not give up, even if the first or second intervention aren’t successful.
Hiring an intervention specialist is strongly recommended to facilitate a successful intervention. An interventionist is trained in psychology and conflict management who will help administer the intervention. On top of that, an interventionist will serve as a neutral, objective party. Having someone present who is not emotionally invested in the addict’s life will provide balance to the intervention team.
The overall goal of an intervention is to get your loved one to realize that they need professional help to get over their addiction or alcoholism. You can do so by making sure there is a supportive tone to your intervention and no one is being judgmental. If the addicts feels like he or she is being attacked, then they might close up and not want to hear anything that their loved ones are telling them.
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Detox & Withdrawal: Look Out
Before enrolling into a rehab facility, an addict must first undergo a detoxification process. Better known as detoxing, during this stage of recovery your body will rid itself from all of the harmful chemicals that were consumed during your addiction. You will need your body to clean itself out in order to get used to once again functioning without drugs or alcohol.
There are some people who refuse to go into recovery because they are scared of the discomfort withdrawal symptoms cause. Withdrawal symptoms occur during the detox cycle because your body is in shock and not used to operating without being high or drunk. The most common withdrawal symptoms include puking, sweating, fever, shaky hands, trouble sleeping and loss of appetite. Symptoms can last anywhere from 3 to 14 days, depending on your body’s dependence to drugs or alcohol.
The good news is that most modern rehab facilities have made major strides to help alleviate pain from withdrawal symptoms. There are inpatient rehab programs which offer medical supervision for the detox process. And under that medical supervision, patients are given special medication to help them cope with withdrawal symptoms. Keeping withdrawal symptoms at a minimal discomfort level can make your detox cycle much smoother.
Regaining Your Life Through Rehab
Once your body is clean, you can begin the therapeutic stage of rehab . When looking into which rehab facility to choose, it is important to remember that every addiction is different. That said, every rehab program should be different too. You will have to make sure that the facility you select will be able to personalize a plan tailored for you.
Inpatient rehab has the best success rates and is strongly recommended. In an inpatient program, you will be on a property 24/7 under medical supervision. Inpatient treatment tends to be more expensive and more time consuming. Although patients who suffer from more severe addictions usually need inpatient plans in order to kick their addiction.
Outpatient, on the other hand, is usually more affordable. People with less serious substance abuse problems might want to look into outpatient programs. Under these plans you can typically go home at night and on the weekends. Making it more ideal for people who need time to devote to family or career obligations while getting their addiction under control.
If you decide to choose inpatient, it is strongly suggested that you travel for treatment. Traveling to another city or state can help keep you focused on your recovery by taking you away from the situations in life that caused your abusing the first place. When you remove yourself from a bad situation, you have a better chance of changing that situation.
Finding Helpful Therapy
Getting sober can be tough. But in the right environment, it is possible. Which is why it is suggested to enroll into a rehab program that offers therapy sessions. One-on-one therapy with a licensed doctor can help you discover where your addiction came from in the first place. Addiction and alcoholism is just as much mental as it is physical. Knowing why you took to drugs or booze in the first place can help you avoid making the same mistakes after your treatment is over.
Group therapy can be another powerful tool to achieving sobriety. In many instances, addicts and alcoholics ruin relationships and their social standing. Lying, cheating and stealing often times come into play during an addiction causing the people around them to not want to take part in their life. This can make an addict feel awkward when trying to get back in a community setting. Group therapy can show an addict how to interact with people and once again feel normal in a group without having to use drugs or alcohol. In group therapy, an addict will be in front of people who have been down a similar path. Making it easier for addicts to share and relate with one another.
You Are Running Out of Excuses
Each day you let pass without seeking help is another day your addiction wins. Drugs and alcohol have controlled your life for long enough. Harmful substances will steal every bit of happiness you have in your life if you allow them to. You can get help by calling 623-335-0909 now. There are representatives who are standing by the phone waiting to help point you in the right direction. Do not for one-minute think that you cannot beat your addiction. As long as you are still breathing there is hope for you to get clean and get happy.