Are you ready to overcome your drug addiction and get your life back? With the right tools and therapies, you can. This article shares four key things you can do to work past your addiction and get the help you need.
Here are 4 Ways To Overcome Your Drug Addiction
Overcoming your drug addiction is possible and is not something you need to do alone. There are many resources available to help you reach a place of sobriety. Below are four things you can do to become free of your drug or alcohol addiction.
1. Admit You Have an Addiction
The first thing you can do if you’re trying to quit using drugs and alcohol is to admit you are addicted. This can actually be very difficult if you are in the midst of struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. But in order to begin the path to addiction recovery, you have to first realize that there is an issue to begin with.
It’s also easy to talk yourself out of having an addiction. This is especially true if drinking and drugs are a big part of your social community. For example, you might begin to feel like you are using drugs is starting to negatively affect your life and want to quit. So maybe you do quit using drugs for a short period of time. But then you see other friends drinking more than you, or “casually” using drugs, and you think if they don’t feel they have a problem, then you must not either. Before long you begin to use drugs again. This cycle of thoughts and behaviors is dangerous. Additionally, your addiction cannot be compared to anyone else’s.
If you have trouble admitting you have an addiction, contact our drug rehab facility. Our addiction specialists will be able to help answer any questions you have and provide support.
2. Talk with Friends and Family
Sometimes sharing the extent of your drug use with friends and/or family can be helpful. As mentioned, you are not alone in your journey to sobriety and recovery. Some of your friends and family members might even have their own personal struggles with addiction, or have had them in the past and can share their stories. Either way, when you share your addiction in a safe space (with people that you can trust), it can help you feel less alone and more supported in your addiction.
However, it should be noted, you should never feel like you have to share this detail with anyone in your life when you do not feel safe sharing. Substance abuse is very personal.
3. Contact a Rehab Facility
Calling a drug rehab facility is a significant step in overcoming addiction. When you contact Harmony Outpatient, our addiction treatment center team can listen to what you’re looking for in a rehab facility and share specific offerings we provide. They can also schedule an assessment. The assessment will help our staff determine which type of treatment program is right for you.
4. Start a Treatment Program at a Rehab Facility
After your assessment, you’re ready to begin a treatment program. This can sometimes be within 24 hours or within a few days after your assessment. We offer multiple treatment programs at Harmony Outpatient, including a general Outpatient Program, an Intensive Outpatient Program, Partial Hospitalization Program, and Medication-Assisted Detox treatment.
While each of these treatment programs incorporates effective therapies into their specific treatment, the exact number of days and hours per week you’ll be expected to attend therapy/treatment sessions will depend on the program.
Benefits of Outpatient Programs
Whether you participate in our general outpatient program, Partial Hospitalization Program, or Intensive Outpatient Program, these programs can help you not only get sober but maintain sobriety throughout your life.
Unlike inpatient treatment programs, outpatient programs do not require you to live on-site at the facility. This means you’re able to go home each evening and return to the facility the next day. Some outpatient programs even make it possible for you to continue working.
Which Types of Therapies Are Included in Outpatient Programs?
At Harmony Outpatient, each of our Outpatient addiction treatment programs includes a combination of evidence-based therapies and holistic therapies. Therapies can involve one-on-one sessions, group therapy sessions, and family therapy sessions.
Our evidence-based therapies include:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is led by a guided licensed therapist and is used to address mental health conditions and addiction, giving you the tools needed to reduce negative behaviors.
Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
DBT places an emphasis on regulating emotions when dealing with stressors in life.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Dual diagnosis treatment addresses mental health disorders that tend to occur alongside drug addictions (also known as co-occurring disorders). This can include anxiety disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, eating disorders, depression, and many others.
Holistic therapies can include but are not limited to:
- Guidance in exercise and nutrition
- Equine therapy
- Massage therapy
- Art therapy
- Adventure therapy
Overcome Your Addiction in Delray Beach FL
Our team of compassionate professionals at Harmony Outpatient provides expert addiction treatment care to help you pursue life-long sobriety. If you have any questions about substance abuse treatment programs, medical detox, finding treatment options near you, health insurance, and payment options, please feel free to contact us. Our experienced staff is here to help.