If you are suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, for your health and welfare you should seek immediate help to fight this addiction. If in the past you’ve attempted to quit using your drug of choice or alcohol and failed, it would be in your best interest to get professional help. A consultation with a counselor at a reputable Drug and Alcohol Rehab center should be now at the very top of your priority list. Perhaps the most important call you’ll ever make, you need to do it as soon as possible.
Getting help at a treatment facility for many people can be an intimidating, even scary thought. Many addicts are very resistant to the thought of quitting because they can never go back to “enjoying” their drug or drink. Not even once. They may reflect on some of the “good times” they’ve had while using, ignoring all the pain and misery that their addiction has brought into their lives. It’s at this point the addicted person really needs to think about all the negatives their usage has brought them in their lives, and recognize what they need to do to help them get their lives back.
Is your health declining due to your addiction? Has your job been adversely affected by your usage? Have you had relationships sour, or lost them altogether, by making the substance you’re addicted to more important than anything else in your life? These are just a few of the questions you must ask yourself when trying to come to terms with what your addiction has done for you in your life. If you answered in the affirmative to even one of the questions, you have to recognize that an immediate call to action is necessary in your life. Not “some day soon”, but now, perhaps before it’s too late.
If you live in Texas, or even anywhere down south and feel you need help with your addiction, you may do very well in getting in touch with a Texas detox center and speak with a counselor there.
There is no “one size fits all” drug or alcohol treatment plan. If you are looking for a program you can be comfortable with, it would be most beneficial to do a bit of research on treatment facilities. Program approaches and treatment emphasis can vary from location to location. Learning a little more about what these programs have to offer can be a very positive first step you can take in this beginning of your recovery process.
There are many, many variables that may come into consideration when a treatment plan is formulated for a given individual. Age, race, religion, and levels of addiction differ from one addicted individual to another. These are just a few factors taken into consideration by counselors, therapists, and doctors at highly qualified and reputable treatment centers when getting to know the substance user that needs help.
Highly regarded treatment centers in Texas, like Elevations Health, offer both Inpatient and Outpatient programs, suiting the particular needs of the individual.
Inpatient services are often recommended for those users with more severe addictions. Depending on the care and needs of the individual, treatment can be as short as 30 days, but could extend to six months or longer. Some Inpatient programs are “locked-door” programs, with the patient unable to go outside the facility; some are not, so this may be something to ask a facility’s counselor about during the consultation.
With Outpatient programs, patients live on their own and come to the center for treatment. Some people may need daily treatment, while others may do well coming in a few times a week, once a week, or even perhaps a few times a month. Individuals with somewhat lesser addiction problems may find that treatment on an Outpatient basis is effective for them. Likewise, others that have family or work obligations that would preclude them from Inpatient care may find great benefit in Outpatient care.
If you’re looking into treatment centers and programs, you would best benefit by finding a world-class facility with a small residential enrollment for more individualized care. A facility with trained staff that can provide all levels of care. From Detox and Residential Care, all the way through to independent, sober living and continued follow-up care, this facility will be able to save the lives of people no matter what their level of addiction is at.