Reclaim Health Through Treatment and Recovery

holistic drug rehabReclaim health through addiction treatment and recovery efforts after treatment if you have a substance use problem. Getting the right help from trained addiction professionals is essential to get you on your road to health. After treatment, and often during, participating in recovery efforts like sobriety support groups can greatly accelerate your progress.

Maybe You Don’t Know…

Maybe you really don’t know how many problems in your life are related to your substance use. It’s not unusual for that to happen. A couple of things are at work to make you blind to how substances have negatively impacted your health and well-being. One significant factor is denial which is a key symptom of addiction. Denial is a perceptual problem. You simply cannot see the problems related to your use. It is different than denying something you know to be true. It is a blind spot caused by the illness itself.

A second significant contributor to your unawareness of substance-related problems is that you may not associate certain problems with your use. Many people are keenly aware of particular problems such as depression, anxiety, mood swings, unmanaged anger, suicidal thoughts and relationships problems. However, they may not see the link to chronic substance use for any of these issues. The reality is that chronic substance use can create all of these and more. Other life problems can be substance related, too, such as work and academic problems, social problems, poor immunity and other physical conditions… this list goes on.

The Great News Is…

There really is great news in all of this, as overwhelming and as frightening as the whole situation may be. The great news is that addiction treatment and recovery efforts will not only dramatically improve life overall, but it may eliminate many chronic problems that you have not realized are related to your substance use. As many professionals say recovery is like peeling an onion…

The first layer that has to be resolved is withdrawal and detox. To reclaim health, substance use has to stop. And, you need professional help to make that happen. Withdrawal on your own is one of the most frustrating and unsuccessful tasks a person with an addiction can attempt. To be successful and avoid even more disappointment and hopelessness, getting professional help can walk you through that process successfully with the type of aid and support you need.