Long Term Addiction Treatment
If you have an addiction problem, then seeking long-term treatment is the best way to ensure that you will be able to beat it. Because addiction is a chronic disorder, short-term treatment will generally not help you overcome it and can be comparable to no treatment at all. Most people require long-term treatment that utilizes multiple methods of treatment in order to avoid falling back into the addiction.
Long term goes beyond tackling the surface issues that are causing the addiction and addresses the underlying causes, which then a treatment plan can be developed using various methods to help you. You are not alone during this process, but rather you have continuous help in the form of therapists and addiction specialists, as well as support from other people who are dealing with addiction.
In some cases the first step of long term treatment is usually Detox. However, if you are not suffering from withdrawals then direct admission into a our treatment center is possible.
The RiverSource center ensures that you receive ongoing care, and that you are monitored during the initial process. This is not like babysitting or jail; this is a structured environment that helps you redefine how you live and how you interact in the world without addiction.
After your initial treatment, continuous monitoring and support is provided to you. In short, you are given every possible means to give yourself long term freedom from addiction.
There are numerous benefits to participating in long term addiction treatment. All of them lead back to the chance to lead an addiction-free life.
Long term treatment offers you a variety of methods to conquer the addiction. Since there is not one form of treatment guaranteed to help everyone, this ensures that you are exposed to treatments that will help you as a unique individual.
When you are involved in ongoing treatment, then the treatment can change with you as you change. In a year, you are not going to be in the same place mentally or physically as you are now. Therefore, your approach to an addiction-free life may need to be modified. With the help of a therapists and addiction specialists, you can easily adapt to new situations and continue on a path without addiction in your life.
Seeking long term treatment allows you to deal with all issues, physical and mental, that are causing the relapses to occur. Many short term methods involve treating the addiction physically; however, most people who have addiction problems also have other issues that need to be dealt with in order to overcome your addiction. It can take a while to really get at the root issues that are causing your addiction; one or two sessions may not be enough to help you find the answers you need.
Whether working with your therapist or attending support group sessions, you are surrounded by people who understand where you have been and what you are going through. This kind of support is invaluable to living a life without addiction. No one can provide support like someone who has been there and understands.
Lastly, long term treatment can show you a new way to live. Learning to change your behaviors can help you redefine what life is supposed to look like. It takes a while to form new behaviors and new ways of life, and long term treatment can help you do that.
In the end, if you have an addiction problem then long term treatment can help you overcome the addiction and the underlying issues that are causing the addiction. Your chances of having a life free from addiction are very high when you can commit to it long-term.
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“Alcoholism” is a disease characterized by loss of control over drinking and of or relating to the addiction to the drug alcohol. The painstaking effects of long term alcohol abuse impacts our immediate family, friends and loved ones, and extends throughout our lives effecting our workplace, communities and societies. Prolonged alcohol abuse will result in “Alcohol Addiction.” Alcohol addiction incorporates the psychological as well as the physical need for regular alcohol consumption. Once addicted, sudden cessation of drinking can bring about dangerous withdrawal symptoms including anxiety, tremors, hallucinations and convulsions. Long-term alcohol abuse can also result in permanent damage to vital organs, most notably the liver, brain and heart. Pregnant women who drink run the risk of causing fetal alcohol syndrome in their child, which can result in physical abnormalities. Additionally research has shown that children of alcoholic parents are more likely to become alcoholics themselves.
Drug addiction is a dependence on an illegal drug or a medication. When you're addicted, you may not be able to control your drug use and you may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes. Drug addiction can cause an intense craving for the drug. You may want to quit, but most people find they can't do it on their own.
Drug addiction leads to serious, long-term consequences, including problems with physical and mental health, relationships, employment and the law.
If you or a loved one is looking for treatment for any type of substance abuse we are here now to listen, answer your questions and address any of your concerns. Call The River Source today at 1-888-687-7332 or 480-827-0322 (your call is confidential). We are committed to getting you or your loved one the help they need.