Getting Sober with the Help of Integrity Way Recovery

Friday, May 20th, 2011

The disease of addiction to drugs and alcohol can destroy someone’s life in a short period of time. Those that are caught up in substance abuse do not realize it, until their whole way of life is turned upside down. Since substance abuse has been on the rise over the past twenty years, it is important to recognize the signs of alcohol and drug addiction. When a person is struggling with the disease of addiction, it is even more important to seek help at Integrity Way Recovery.

Some of the ways chemical dependency affects a person’s life can be long-lasting and profound. Many addicts end up injuring themselves physically, while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Others may participate in risky behavior such as sharing needles or driving under the influence or having unprotected sexual contact with multiple partners. Legal or financial problems can also arise which are directly related to the substance abuse problem. Generally, people will have problems in relationships due to their addiction such as cutting off contact with family and friends or forming new relationships with others that are afflicted with the disease of chemical dependency.

A person does not plan to become an addict or alcoholic. Many think they do not need to enter into a treatment facility and beating an addiction can be done through observing abstinence. But, when many try to stop using drugs or alcohol on their own, they soon find that it is not that easy and begin using again. The reason why trying to quit without the help of a rehab facility usually never works is because not only is the person mentally addicted they are also physically addicted as well. As much as the person wants to quit using, the physical withdrawal can be so physically debilitating, they begin to abuse the substance again to stave off the symptoms of withdrawal.

Before someone enters into a rehab facility, if they are severely addicted, the person may need to go through a detox center. Once in detox, the person will go through a medical assessment, to determine if there are any underlying medical issues that need to be addressed from the substance abuse. After a person has gone through detoxification and becomes stable, it is then by going through a Integrity Way Recovery program, lasting sobriety occurs.

Since the detox process helps the person to rid the body of all chemical substances, they can then start to think clearly and then focus on the reason why they began using in the first place. By uncovering the reasons that led to the substance abuse, the person can begin to understand the addiction and adopt the behavior needed to avoid engaging in the same actions again. Addiction and alcoholism happen more than people realize and because of this reason treatment programs offer a wide array of rehab options and provide personalized care and attention to each individual client.

Once in a rehab program the person will learn new ways to deal with stress other then turning to drugs or alcohol. Through meditation, counseling, exercise and spirituality-based services, the person will learn to quell the urges to use a chemical substance again. At Integrity Way Recovery, the person equipped with tools that can help them to stay sober and given the type of treatment needed to become self-reliant, strong and able to adopt a healthy, happy, substance-free lifestyle.

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Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center:Substance Abuse Intervention

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Intervening in the life of an addict is what most family members have to resort to especially if their loved one is far gone and does not see the need for treatment. The intervention process is quite intensive and may rely on the help of all the family members in order for it to be successful. The place where the intervention will take place is the key to getting the person there. It has to be a location that is safe and secure for the addict. It has to be somewhere familiar or they will suspect the worse. The drug and alcohol treatment is administered later, but the interventionist has to be able to convince the addict that unless they get help, their life is over.

Some interventionist use extreme tactics and threats, which usually does work, but can scare the addict out of their mind. The family also has to be involved and actively participate in the process to make it work. If the family is not involved in the intervention, it will not work because the addict has to be lured to the location by a family member that they trust.

A drug and alcohol treatment center has an interventionist who is trained in getting the addict to treatment. If the addict refuses to go, the interventionist is unable to physically remove that person. However, the family members can be convincing enough and show how much the addiction is hurting the entire family for the addict to relinquish their unwillingness and accept the offer of recovery.

Each family member will read a script that they prepared after the pre-intervention phase where the interventionist meets with all the family members at one time and brief them on what will transpire the next day, which is usually the day of the intervention. A lot of these script are well thought out and written from the heart. Each family member will tell exactly what the person’s addiction has done in their lives. It can be heart wrenching to hear the words read to the addict, who will show some type of emotion whether it is tears, sadness, anger, guilt or shame.

The love that each family member has for the addict will be revealed in those words and in that moment. It is what is said that may spark anger, resentment or sadness. Sometimes, the addict will blame a specific family member for their problems. In most cases, the parents are usually the ones that get the first attack from the addict. However, the interventionist from the drug and alcohol treatment center is generally able to put things back into perspective and get everyone to be more controlled.

The enabler or enablers will be pointed out during the pre-intervention phase and will be asked to relinquish their role as enablers. They will ask for forgiveness of the addict into being enablers and will let the addict know that they no longer will fund their habit. It is a startling revelation to the addict and this new information will ignite some kind of response into accepting the call for help.

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Drug Treatment after Treatment

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Intensive Outpatient Drug Treatment is key in an addicts or alcoholics recovery process. Reason being, the first year is always the hardest to achieve. There are still a world of emotions that addicts and alcoholics face and many challenges along the way. It is highly recommended that an Intensive Outpatient Drug Treatment program is in place for individuals while in a sober living or halfway house setting.

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