Addiction is a serious issue in our contemporary society. The opiate addiction has recently been declared an epidemic by political leaders, and in 2014 heroin overdose killed more people than car accidents. The issue of addiction is so prevalent, and it feels as though it will never end. However, we at Florida House Experience we believe that rehab can completely change your life. In this article, we will be discussing just that. Despite the narrative told by many individuals today, the right rehab can be an extremely helpful form of recovery that will help you take back your life from addiction.
Statistics of Addiction
In 2011, there were over 20 million people above the age of 12 with an addiction. This is important in dispelling the stigma that ‘addiction’ is confined to back-alleys and homelessness. Addiction affects people of every nationality, region, financial status, age, and religious affiliation. Addicts are all around us, and they look similar to you and I. The rates about death and addiction are truly staggering, over 100 people die every day from an overdose, and this number has not only gone up in recent years but tripled. Additionally, 6.8 Million people with an addiction also suffer from a mental illness, this is referred to as a co-occurring disorder. Many addictions are the direct result of a mental health issue, leaving no room for blame on an individual. It is vital to evaluate and treat both the addiction and mental health needs at the same time. The Florida House’s team of mental health professionals and addiction treatment professionals is the best place to ensure all issues are treated together.
The Myths of Addiction
There are many myths surrounding addiction that are either false or unhelpful. One of the biggest myths is that the individual must ‘hit rock bottom’ to get help. This is unhelpful, since there is no way to measure rock bottom, and the time to seek help is always now. Addiction is a disease, and much like if one has cancer, they would not question hospitals’ methods and try to treat it on their own. The only logical, helpful, and effective option is to seek professional addiction rehab. As many as 90% of people who need rehab do not seek help. Another myth is that entering a rehab program can be extremely expensive. The truth is that most people pay little or no out of pocket costs and can get their treatment covered by insurance. Another common myth is that you will have to quit your job or lose your job if you enter treatment. Instead, addiction treatment is protected in the workplace and employers are not allowed to fire you if you decide to enter a treatment facility. Additionally, many people maintain their work life and are able to bring their computer and phone to treatment with them to ensure they don’t fall behind on their work. There are more than one ‘rehab’ option available to you as you seek treatment, each level of care provides different levels of support and are appropriate for certain parts of the recovery journey.
Medical detox is often the most intimidating part of the process and it is also the first. This is the part of the process where the drugs or substances are flushed from the body. For those who are dependent upon substances, you know likely know the pain of withdrawal and fear experiencing it again. Withdrawal symptoms are dreaded and painful. Simply calling them uncomfortable is an understatement. Shaking, vomiting, hallucinations, itching, and insomnia are a few of the many horrible withdrawal symptoms. Luckily, a medically-supervised detox ensures not just safety, but that the process will be as comfortable as possible. You will be overlooked, and even administered medication if the need is great enough. Additionally, our experienced medical doctors will be able to monitor the whole process to prevent complications.
Addiction rehab starts with the process of detox, but it is here at the Florida House where our specialists are ready to care for you. We offer an alternative from the lifestyle of substance dependence. If you have attempted to detox by your own willpower and failed, there is no shame in asking for help. Please consider letting us help you in this difficult part of the process.
Residential Inpatient Treatment is a live-in treatment option where the patient resides in a hospital-like environment attending a schedule of groups and individual therapy sessions. This process can be either short-term and can last a few days or longer, lasting several weeks. While there are monitoring and nurse check-ins, rather than be confined to a room, there is more freedom to participate in community events and leisure time. It will feel like you are being treated in your home. This level of treatment is highly encouraged as the patient can focus solely on their addiction without worrying about their own daily needs such as laundry and outside stressors. The benefits of this treatment approach are that you will have medical supervision, however, you can feel more relaxed in a home setting. Every person has a unique battle with addiction and it is important to meet all their needs individually in order to provide all tools to achieve long-term society.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment is an option where the patient does not reside in a hospital residential facility but still participate in the intensive schedule of treatment (therapy sessions and groups) that are highly recommended in early addiction. This is for people who have already received or do not need a medical detox. An Intensive Outpatient Program (or IOP) is much more thorough than traditional outpatient treatment. Traditional outpatient treatment is more structured around the individual’s availability. The individual will go to their admitted therapies, the patient will go to the clinic to seek help, however, there are not the check-ups and structure of intensive outpatient. Both are very important, however both suit different needs and purposes. We at the Florida House Experience offer both intensive outpatient and traditional outpatient. We understand that it may be difficult to consider prioritizing treatment over work and family, we, however, will make the recommendation that is best for your full recovery. There are pros and cons to every method but either way, addiction rehab is far more beneficial than simply doing nothing. Our compassionate counselors can walk you through the different options and figure out which would be best for your situation. There is no need to feel overwhelmed or intimidated by addiction treatment. Rather, it should be seen as an easy process that gets started with a simple phone call.
If you or a loved one are struggling with an addiction, please do not hesitate to get help today. We at The Florida House Experience believe mental health and addiction should be treated together. Along with this, we have a 24-hour contact number, (855) 441-2449. These will help answer any questions, or withholdings you may have. Do not let addiction hold your life any longer, let us help you take your life back. Recovery is a journey that is worth every step, please seek help today. We can walk you through the process of understanding and choosing the right program for you. If you have been to treatment before, we can help evaluate past experiences and figure out what can be done differently to promote long-term sobriety through successful addiction treatment. Regardless of your situation, we are here to give advice and help in any way we can.