Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Know I'm an Addict?
Addiction’s primary characteristic is its ability to focus your attention on drugs or alcohol at the expense of all other pursuits. Many addicts find that they care only about getting high, or can’t focus on anything else if they’re not under the influence. Other common symptoms of addiction include lying to others about your drug use, getting into legal trouble because of drugs or alcohol, stealing, experiencing depression or anxiety, difficulty concentrating without drugs or alcohol, and hearing from family or friends that you should seek help.
What Can SpringBoard Do to Help Me?
SpringBoard offers holistic, comprehensive addiction care. Each of our guests has access to a therapist, a medical team, and lots of peer support in the form of 12-step programs. We also offer nutritional counseling, yoga, meditation, and other services designed to maximize your chances of recovery. To learn more about our services, feel free to click around on our site.
What Can I Do to Support an Addicted Loved One?
If someone you love struggles with addiction, do not enable the addiction by paying his or her rent, giving money for drugs, or ignoring the addiction. Instead, set clear boundaries and then stick with them. If you want your loved one to seek treatment, an intervention may encourage him or her to do so.
Does Rehab Really Work?
Rehab is the gold standard in addiction treatment, and people who attend rehab are significantly more likely to get and stay sober. The reason for this is simple: rehab blends the most effective treatment options with a safe, sober living environment. You’ll have access to therapy, medical assistance, group support, educational programs, and a host of holistic living options designed to make the journey toward sobriety just a bit easier.
What Happens in Rehab?
Rehab is residential treatment, which means you’ll live at SpringBoard. For most of the day, you’ll be able to plan your own schedule. You can spend time with friends, read, pursue hobbies, or join one of our many classes and activities. During scheduled time, you’ll pursue treatment that include therapy, group meetings, consultations with medical staff, and personalized meetings about your long-term recovery plan.
How Long Will Rehab and Recovery Take?
Rehab usually takes a month or two, though ultimately, the length of your stay is up to you. You can leave any time, but we’ll let you know when we think you’re ready.
The process of recovery is longer, and some experts argue that it’s never really over. The journey begins with the challenges of detox, which usually last a week or so. From there, your cravings will steadily decrease, ultimately disappearing altogether – usually around the one-year mark. The good news is that you’ll be feeling normal – or almost normal – within a few months of quitting. By the time you leave rehab, you’ll be ready to tackle the challenges of everyday life. To ensure your long-term sobriety, you’ll need to avoid drugs and alcohol, remain mindful of your triggers for use, and seek immediate treatment if you relapse. Lifestyle remedies, 12-step meetings, and ongoing therapy can also help.