After substance abuse evaluation takes place, we’re in a much better position to get you started down the path to recovery. We can’t stress enough how important it is to have a proper evaluation done before an attempt is made to start treatment! If you are struggling with an addiction and have not yet scheduled an evaluation, please do so. That way, we can ascertain the nature and severity of the issue and take the proper steps to help you overcome it.
Every person is different, and so in the end, every treatment will be different. However, there are three overarching principles that guide every professional: 1) to help the person quit using the substance, 2) to help them stay free of it long-term, and 3) to help them regain full function in their relationships, work, and all other areas of their life. Addictions are complex, involving both the body and the mind. In fact, as you progress through the recovery process, you will notice that many of the issues you will face are psychological in nature. That’s why it’s important to have a supportive group of family, friends, and professionals that can help you face both the physical and mental challenges involved in overcoming substance abuse.
Much of what you will experience in rehabilitation will include counseling, substance abuse education, and behavioral therapy. Both of those are designed to help you identify the thought processes, moods, and temptations that accompany behavior that you want to avoid. As you learn how to take control of those aspects of your life, you will gain a huge amount of power over your addiction. It’s also not uncommon to struggle with psychological issues, such as depression and anxiety, while dealing with substance abuse. In your counseling sessions, we will help you with these as well.
The physical components of substance abuse treatment are just as important as the mental ones, especially in the beginning. Because of that, we have developed a network of medical and other professionals that we trust to help our clients. In most cases, we will refer you to them in order to strengthen your recovery. Our clients’ privacy is of the utmost importance to us, and your confidentiality will be strictly maintained.