Knowing where and how to get treated is an important step in the recovery journey. Finding the right place is difficult because there are so many factors to consider. To make it easier, it helps to compile a short list of things to watch out for when helping a loved one make the right decision regarding treatment for addiction.
Know the Process
Trying to get sober is a huge step in anyone’s journey. There is no easy way to make that first step towards getting help for dependency or addiction. There is emotional and therapeutic work to be done, with detox, recovery, and after care to consider. The emotional work requires therapeutic support by professionals as much as all the other types of work physically and spiritually. There are many types of treatment environments that can help a person have their best chance at sobriety. Finding the right fit means knowing the process and asking the right questions.
What is Ideal
The first question to ask is what an ideal program looks like for the person in recovery. Before deciding, it helps to ask what this person may need or want in an environment. Some people may thrive in a sterile, medical environment, while others may want to focus on spirituality. Many people want a blend of two, like the approach to treatment taken with a biopsychosocial-spiritual approach to treatment. People will have access to medical advances in treatment while also getting support for their social emotional health and spiritual well-being.
Types of Therapy
To maintain sobriety for the long haul, people in recovery need to address the underlying issue that led to substance abuse. Some people self-medicate for mental health issues, while others try to fill a hole left by attachment issues or trauma. Understanding what led to addiction (and how to cope) may require therapeutic support.
People who struggle with co-occurring issues including mental health concerns or history of trauma should seek a place for treatment that works with both. To stay sober, it is critical to address underlying issues. Complex trauma and mental health concerns can hinder progress in recovery, so tackling both at the same time will help set people on the path to success more quickly than not addressing these issues up front in treatment.
Sound Recovery understands the complexities people face when seeking treatment. Our program is designed to help those with co-occurring mental health issues, trauma, and addiction seek the help they need with professional support from first day until they leave our program. Recovery is a journey that we can help you get started on while providing tools and resources to help you on the path to addiction recovery. If you are struggling with addiction, let us help. Call us at 561-277-3088 to get started.