Enough is enough. You’ve been using drugs or alcohol for too long, and your substance abuse has led to your friends and family hurting, so much money wasted, and a lot of your time wasted away. Imagine what you could be doing with your life if you weren’t struggling with an addiction. It’s time to face the truth: you need to seek addiction treatment for you AND for those you care about.
Look, there’s no shame or blame here. We all need a little help sometimes. You don’t become an architect without going to college, you don’t get better at sports without a coach, and it’s hard to break free from addiction without the same kind of professional support. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with needing help to become the best version of yourself.
You’ve probably spent years of your life wasting away by using drugs or alcohol, instead of obtaining a college degree or learning a trade, getting a good job and providing for you and your family, and maintaining important relationships. What you need to realize is that you’ve been masking the pain from unresolved trauma or mental illness with drugs or alcohol, and it’s time to finally seek help and get your life back on track.
What’s the worst that could happen? You might actually have a positive experience, discover healthier coping mechanisms that don’t involve drinking or using drugs, and move further in your life. It could actually be the best thing for you and your family. Effective addiction treatment could actually help save your life.
But you won’t know if you don’t try. It definitely won’t be easy to admit that you have a substance abuse problem, and that you need help to battle your addiction. You’ll probably even have a few setbacks throughout this process. But this is much better than the alternative: continue to abuse drugs or alcohol and keep ruining your life because you’re afraid of what may happen if you do decide to seek treatment.
So, have you had enough? Are you tired of disappointing your loved ones, missing out on amazing life opportunities, always feeling sick and feeling like you can’t survive without drinking another bottle or using drugs every day?
That’s an important decision you have to make. No one else can force you to seek treatment, and your recovery journey is completely up to you and how much effort you want to put into this.
What Form of Treatment Is Best For Me?
If you’ve finally decided that it’s time to seek addiction treatment and end your battle with addiction once and for all, you should be proud of yourself. Admitting that you have a problem and to deal with it head-on isn’t easy for anyone. But now that you’ve gotten to this step, you’re probably wondering what form of addiction treatment would work best for you in order to achieve long-term sobriety.
Think about it, you’ve handled life situations that most people couldn’t even fathom, suffered pain and struggle that would break weaker people. The strength is inside you, and we’ll help you harness your inner strength to achieve the life you want.
If you’re looking to take responsibility for your own actions and crave support from a community of people who can relate to your problems, professional programs grounded in the 12-step programs could be the perfect fit for you. And we’re not talking about group shares down in a church basement. While that’s certainly helpful, it doesn’t compare to having the support of masters level clinicians helping you work through those same steps while also dealing with any underlying issues.
The 12 steps promote self-ownership and responsibility, which is critical to personal development, and they also provide instructions for how to interact with others in a humble, healthy way.
Research has proven that connecting with others has a significant effect on a person’s ability to recover from substance abuse. Both treatment professionals and those in recovery can attest to the power of community in helping individuals maintain sobriety, recover from relapse, and reach their goals.
12-step recovery addresses the psychology of the person with addiction as well as the individual’s spirituality - their values, their connectedness to others, and their willingness to engage with others and humbly ask for help. The process of change in 12-step recovery starts with an acceptance that when friends or loved ones point out that things are amiss in one’s life, they are likely correct, and things have likely become unmanageable.
While taking personal responsibility and accepting accountability for one’s actions are considered key steps, the Big Book outlines that excessive self-reliance and the firm stance that “I can get myself out of this,” and “I know what to do about this,” will be roadblocks to recovery from addiction. “Getting out of oneself” and recognizing that one doesn’t have all the answers, and humbly asking for help from another human being—from a health professional or from a layperson—are behaviors and behavioral styles that are promoted by Alcoholics Anonymous and related 12 step programs of peer support.
12-step programs are also grounded in the understanding of a higher power, something we all know is out there. The main aspect of these programs includes self-ownership, support from communities and asking for help when you need it from a professional. These all can be beneficial to anyone.
Where You Can Turn For Addiction Treatment
Admitting that you or a loved one are struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol is difficult, but it’s the first essential step towards achieving long-term recovery. Going to a rehab, like Archstone Recovery, with a compassionate staff that will help you with every step along the way can be the key to staying sober.
Archstone focuses on the tradition of 12-step treatment, it’s a tradition that has worked for millions of people searching for recovery, and it can help you or a loved one currently struggling with addiction too.
We also offer a full continuum of care, so you don’t need to bounce between treatment centers, and you’ll always work with the same staff.
Call Archstone Recovery now at: 561-475-4237 to get help for you or a loved one today.