Fresh calendars epitomize the potential and opportunity that await each person in the New Year. Resolutions typically involve goals like joining a gym, starting a business, or losing weight, but the goal for some may be to reduce or stop substance abuse. Addiction is a chronic disease that affects brain reward, memory, and motivation, and changes in brain circuitry can produce obsessive cravings, thoughts, and behaviors. Many addicts do not recognize or accept that they have a serious problem. Despite resolutions, they tend to relapse quickly and repeatedly. In such cases, addiction and dependence may have taken hold, and making the resolution a reality may require additional help, such as professional rehabilitation treatment.
Forbes magazine wrote in 2013 that up to 40 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but few can be as important as overcoming addiction. Professional treatment helps in many ways and involves several potential therapies, including the following:
Mental health disorders are common co-occurring conditions associated with substance abuse. Most facilities provide integrated screenings and treatment for a dual diagnosis, as well as counseling for unresolved trauma and abuse histories.
Several signs suggest that a person may have a substance abuse problem, including the following:
Addressing a substance abuse problem is essential. According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) report, there were more than 5 million drug-related emergency room visits in 2011, up 100 percent since 2004. That is more than 1.6 medical emergencies for every 100 people.
When seeking a treatment center that meets a particular set of needs, there are several considerations that should be kept in mind, including the following:
The best resolutions lead to a new life, and professional treatment provides addicts with the most effective path to new opportunities and recovery.
If you need help, our admissions coordinators are available 24 hours a day to provide it. We can discuss types of care, treatment tracks, specialized services, facility locations, and support options. If you have health insurance, we can look up the policy and explain its benefits. We are ready to answer your questions on our toll-free helpline, so please call now.