Arizona Drug & Alcohol Treatment
There are many people who are struggling with some type of substance abuse disorder. This type of disorder can be extremely complicated as there are no two individuals who react to drugs or alcohol exactly the same.
Drug abuse can come in many forms. Some people become addicted to illegal substances such as meth, heroin, crack, or cocaine, while other people become addicted to prescription medications. A person may be prescribed a medication to help with some type of pain that they are having and eventually become reliant on the medication to the point where they purchase it illegally or use it all the time.
Alcohol addiction is quite common and is one of the most treated types of addictions. One of the main reasons for this is because alcohol is so readily available. As long as you are of age, you can purchase any type of alcohol that you desire at almost any time. In addition, alcohol tends to be glamorized throughout media sources. While there are some people who can simply have a drink every now and then, many others become addicted to the substance and cannot stop drinking no matter how hard they try.
When it comes to drug and alcohol treatment, SpringBoard Recovery believes in a multidisciplinary approach. This approach involves creating individual treatment modules for every person who walks through the doors seeking help with their addiction. Our team will address a person’s physical and psychological needs in order to come up with a plan for recovery and hopefully long term sobriety.
Are You Ready for Drug or Alcohol Treatment?
The first step for any type of drug or alcohol treatment is to admit that you have a problem. There are some signs of addiction that you may want to consider. Some of the signs of an alcohol addiction include:
- Behavioral: agitation, compulsive behavior, lack of restraint, aggression
- Entire Body: dizziness, craving, sweating, shakiness, blackouts
- Mood: euphoria, anxiety, guilt, loneliness, general discontent
If you find yourself drinking alone, hiding your drinking, or physically dependent on alcohol, it is likely that you have an addiction and need to seek treatment.
Some of the signs of drug addiction include:
- Feeling like you need to use the drug on a regular basis, this could be daily or even more than once per day.
- Feeling an intense urge for the drug of choice
- Needing more of a drug to get the same effects
- Hunting for the drug to make sure that you always have a certain supply
- Spending money on a drug, even if you cannot afford it
- Doing things to get the drug that you may not usually do, such as stealing
- Focusing more and more energy and time on getting the drug and using it
- Experiencing symptoms of withdrawal when you try to stop taking the drug
Symptoms of Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal
When you first decide to get treatment for your drug or alcohol addiction it is important to know that there are some symptoms that you may experience. Everyone reacts differently to withdrawal from drugs and alcohol. However, there are some common symptoms that a person may have during this process. Some of the symptoms of drug and alcohol withdrawal include:
- Physical illness
- Irrational thoughts
- Muscle aches
These withdrawal symptoms may appear within just a couple of hours after using a drug or alcohol for the last time. As mentioned above, not everyone goes through the same withdrawal symptoms and there are a few factors that may determine the types of symptoms a person may have. This includes a person’s age as well as how long they have been using the drug and their overall health history.
What You Can Expect During Your Drug and Alcohol Treatment
SpringBoard Recovery believes in providing each of our patients with an individual approach to their treatment. Our drug and alcohol treatment programs are designed with the entire body in mind.
We fully understand that overcoming an addiction can be a difficult process and at times there may be an underlying issue that is causing the addiction. When you first enter our facilities we will discuss all of your treatment options with you and come up with a plan to help you with your recovery process.
It is important to note that there is no set amount of time for recovery. Each person goes through the recovery process at their own pace and every person finishes when they are ready. For some people a thirty day program is enough to help them on their way back into the “real world,” and for others a longer program that lasts 90 days or more may be in order. Once again, there is no right way to go through recovery. It is all about each individual and what they need in order to go through this process of getting over their addiction and moving forward with their lives.
It is also important to know that there is not a cure for addiction. At SpringBoard Recovery we will provide you with the tools that you need in order to effectively manage your addiction. This includes therapy during your stay as well as out patient support once your drug or alcohol treatment has concluded at the facility. SpringBoard Recovery will make sure that you have all of the tools in place so that you can lead a happy and healthier life without drugs or alcohol.