Millions of Americans have recently done some kind of illegal substance. Many of these Americans first tried their drug of choice before they were even in adolescence. Some of the most common drug preferences for Americans are alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, opioids and cocaine. With the easy availability of these substances in middle schools and high schools, kids are accessing them earlier and really laying the foundation for a life lived in substance abuse.
But there’s hope! There are many different forms of treatment available to people who suffer from addiction to drugs or alcohol. Some of the different treatments include psychotherapy, counselling, and different pharmacological forms of treatment. Many treatments include holistic attention to the whole person. Some forms of treatment include inpatient rehabilitation centers, others are outpatient. Therapy may be mandatory, as directed by a judge, as a part of the justice system, if you get arrested for possession, but it can also be self initiated.
There tends to be a higher success rate for those who approach treatment voluntarily and with an open mind and a courageous heart. Asking for help can feel impossible. Sometimes when you’re controlled by an addictive substance bravery feels like the last thing you’re capable of. But with the help of someone you know and feel safe with, you can do it. Call your parent, sibling, or friend and ask for help. They will love you for your honesty and vulnerability, and they will almost definitely help you get to treatment.
If you or someone you know is or has been addicted to drugs or alcohol you may already know some of the scary ways it can affect the whole life of the addicted person, from halting productivity, to deteriorating the most important relationships. If you are suffering from addiction, and are seeking out addiction recovery in Florida, call us now at (855) 441-2449 to learn more about our intensive inpatient treatment or outpatient detox center in South Florida. We are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of our patients. Let us help guide you to the path of sober living.