Most people are quick to blame the addicts for their substance use. However, addiction is not a choice. It is a disease; one that alters the brain. This is why medical professionals nationwide call addiction a “substance use disorder,” or SUD. Like with many conditions, genetics and environment are significant factors in the development of addiction. Plus, the effects on long-term health are staggering. With this in mind, it’s not fair to label addiction as entirely preventable. This is why treatment is necessary, as it would be for any disease. The problem is this: who has the time to dedicate to recovery? Actually, everyone does. Recovery doesn’t have to bring your schedule— or your life— to a screeching halt. Intensive outpatient rehab facilities offer many of the same programs, services, and recovery benefits as any residential treatment center. Better yet, the best ones have the same rates of success.
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Most of us are taught throughout our lives that giving is more important than receiving. We are expected to treat others with compassion, empathy, and kindness. While this is indeed very important for leading a happy and healthy life, it’s just as important to hold ourselves to the same standard. This means being kind to ourselves through acts of self-care. Yet, it seems that treating others well comes more naturally than taking care of ourselves. When it comes to practicing self-care, it can often feel unnatural or even selfish— especially during recovery.
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Premature aging is a side effect related to a number of poor habits. Still, many don’t seem to realize just how much it can be exacerbated by the abuse of drugs or alcohol. However, what most people don’t know about premature aging is that it can more than a skin-deep issue. Addiction-based premature aging has more to do with longevity and quality of life than it does with appearances. Here are just a few examples of the effects that substance abuse and addiction can have on the normal aging process.
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The changes that come with life after rehabilitation are often the hardest to face and adapt to for recovering addicts. The shift from a drug-fueled life to sobriety can seem stark and even a little sad— especially for those who found great pleasure in the world of drugs.
Recovery targets and addresses these kinds of feelings to help you move on, but it’s not always easy. If you’ve spent months or even years using drugs, spending time with other drug users, and enjoying locations frequently preferred in the drug community, recovery will be an uphill battle. Plus, being aware that you need to make a change and actually making that change are two very different things. And it can be especially challenging when you have to sacrifice things like friendships to make that change possible. Now, it’s good to remain in contact with friends during and after recovery. However, spending time with the people who enabled you during your life of addiction should involve extreme caution.
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If you are struggling with addiction, getting sober might feel like an uphill battle. However, it’s not a battle you have to fight alone. At The Treatment Center’s Outpatient Services, our staff of certified professionals helps people from all walks of life find and maintain sobriety. To help you on your recovery journey, we offer a variety of treatment options, including outpatient rehab programs geared toward patient success. For many in treatment, outpatient services provide effective healing in a comfortable, flexible setting. So, if you are searching for your best fit for treatment, look no further. We invite you to contact our professionals at The Treatment Center’s Outpatient Services to get started.
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With over 23 million Americans facing the challenges of addiction, there is an overwhelming number of people who are seeking help for their struggles. At The Treatment Center’s Outpatient Services, we don’t think that you should feel like another number in line as you work for your sobriety. At our outpatient rehab facility, we provide personalized care to support you and foster success. When you work with our outpatient team, you’ll receive so much more than group therapy. You’ll receive the support, guidance, and growth you need to keep on the road to full recovery. Are you are ready to heal? Are you are ready to get and stay sober? If so, start your journey by seeing how our outpatient rehab facility’s personalized care can help you.
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For the estimated 10 percent of Americans in an addiction rehab program at any given time, meetings are some of the most important continuing factors that play a key role in sobriety.
Since Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) began in 1935 in Akron, Ohio, group meetings — where peers suffering from the same addiction could share their experiences and provide support to the other members — became one of the most effective ways of maintaining strength and sobriety through all the trials of a lifelong addiction. These days, there are many different types of meetings for addicts, with different missions, focuses, and forms, which means that if you’re seeking a support group for your addiction or even a loved one’s addiction, they are very easy to find.
Outpatient care represents some of the most important lifelong continuing support for addicts after inpatient rehab. If you or a loved one is in rehab or struggling with addiction, give Outpatient Services a call at (844)211-7944 today!
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Schedules, appointments, tasks, groups, and sobriety — how do you manage it all? Whether you’re currently in recovery or just beginning to overcome addiction, it can be difficult to find the right balance between work, life, and recovery. For the approximately 10% of American adults currently in recovery, juggling responsibilities while trying to remain positive and sober proves to be challenging. Learn what you can do to effectively manage your life while in recovery.
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Drugs and alcohol are controlling substances that create many systems of power in a person’s life. Getting sober is about getting help, and the programs that work for one person may not be the best fit for the next. While some people succeed through inpatient treatment, others prefer the features of an outpatient program. Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) is an increasingly popular treatment path that offers comprehensive treatment to those who prefer living elsewhere while receiving care.
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It’s not always easy to make the choice to reach out to others. For many people struggling with addiction, there is a natural desire to withdraw from family, friends, and the general public. Unfortunately, staying withdrawn only keeps you trapped in the cycle of addiction.
Connecting with others in the safe, comfortable environment provided in a group setting can help you build alliances, lean on one another, and start on the path to recovery. Learn about the types of meetings available to you, what to expect from meetings, and how to find them.
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