Finding Hope in Chandler, Arizona
Chandler is a rural town in Maricopa county. Chandler has a population of 249,964. Similar to other cities located in the Maricopa County, Chandler has an increasing number of residents who are experiencing the terror and discontent of alcohol and drug addiction. People struggling with this disease, often, do not understand that they are living with a real illness. This leaves most of those affected feeling alone and undeserving of asking for assistance
The disease of addiction is recognized as a mental illness. This type of illness affects an individual’s mind, body and spirit. The disease requires specialized treatment in order to regain balance and take back charge of your life. Quality treatment can be found in rehab programs that offer a variety of services and therapeutic methods.
There are a few warning signs that you or someone you love may be struggling with the illness of addiction that are recognized by the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.
Some of these signs are: loss of control, risk taking, neglecting responsibilities, issues with relationships, change in behavior and in appearance.
If you are in Chandler and you have a loved one or you yourself are experiencing hardships from the disease of alcohol or drug addiction, please reach out to one of our specialists. Our specialists will assist you in finding a detox and rehab facility that will individualize your program to meet your needs.
Education of Addiction
Generally, those who struggle with addiction are living their lives feeling humiliated and confused as to why they are unable to stop. Addiction is ruthless and can take away everything that you care about and love. Addiction is a thief and will steal an individual’s sense of self-worth, love and overall security.
Our society at large has stigmatized addiction. This stigma has labeled addiction as selfish and views it to be a moral choice. However, the stigma is simply formed by lack of understanding and education.
On the bright side, addiction is finally being recognized for what it is: a disease. Noted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), no longer uses the terms substance abuse and substance dependence, rather it refers to substance use disorders…”.
Addiction is a brain disease that is progressive and potentially fatal, if treatment is not sought immediately. Daily substance abuse or consumption is likely to alter the chemicals in your brain, ultimately re-wiring your brain. Following this change in brain chemistry, this leaves your brain believing that it must receive the same chemicals in order to stay alive and well. Once this re-wiring process begins you step into the bounds and hold of addiction.
In addition to your mind needing substance to survive, your body also begins to require it in order to function throughout each day. Most people do not understand the risks that consuming a mind-altering substance can be detrimental every aspect of your life.
Hopefully, having been informed with the truth of addiction, you will be relieving some stress in your decision to confront your loved one. We know the fight against addiction is exhausting beyond doubt and seemingly impossible, especially for those who are directly affected. But do not be discouraged we have not turned a blind eye to the agony of the friends and family who witness a loved one struggle everyday with the disease of addiction.
We are here to emphatically assure you, that it is not too late to seek guidance. It is not too late to fight for the life of your loved one.
Intervention is a highly recommend method that is commonly used as a way to offer strength and hope to those struggling with addiction. As you begin planning the intervention process, it is vital to remember that the objective is to get your loved one treatment for their disease. Additionally, hoping to influence your loved one into pursuing the help they need to begin the road to recovery, free from addiction.
The objective is most attainable with an attitude of compassion, understanding and empathy. Although, confronting your loved ones’ addiction is not by any means easy, it is crucial to remain open-minded, positive and loving. The intervention process can potentially be unproductive and ineffective if your loved one feels that they are being judged or attacked by those expressing concern.
It is easy for a person struggling with addiction to feel shame and guilt, especially when surrounded by their support system. This is why expressing your concern to your loved one, is definitely most effective with the help of a professional interventionist.
The detoxification process is often difficult and can be fatal if not appropriately handled. Detoxification, also known as, detox, is when the recovery process starts. The first step to recovery is to clear the body of all addictive substances. Until the body is clear of these toxin, a person is not able to begin healing. After the body is cleared of toxins, the healing of psychological and emotional barriers may begin. Detoxing is highly encouraged and sometimes required before entering a rehabilitation center. This is because under the influence of a mind altering substance people are often not receptive to much of anything.
Rehabilitation is Intimidating
The disease of addiction is very complex. A life in recovery is not an easy one, however, it is possible. Many of us whom have faced the terrors of addiction, live a happy, fulfilling life, free of drugs and alcohol. The disease (brain) of addiction will inevitably convince the person addicted that recovery is unattainable or perhaps that they are undeserving. This is why a supportive and safe environment is of most importance when beginning the road to recovery.
An important part of receiving treatment for addiction is therapy. There is a wide range of therapeutic styles, each style is designed to be most effective in meeting an individual’s needs. Therapy focused of an individual’s specific needs is proven to help with the ability to be successful in a life of recovery. Types of therapy that we offer include, but are not limited to, Group and Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Equine Therapy, Art Therapy and Yoga Therapy. More specifically, group therapy is helpful in developing social and interpersonal skills. Individual therapy assists an individual in self-exploration and healing.
Changing your Surroundings
Traveling for treatment has the potential to be very effective. The disease of addiction not only changes your brain chemistry, but a person’s behaviors as well. The changes in a person brain chemistry will affect the ability to respond when facing “triggers”. Often times familiar surroundings bring to surface feelings of guilt or shame. These feelings more often than not will trigger an addict to react, risking their road to recovery. For some people the option of traveling to a different city or state for treatment may be the most ideal. In addition, finding a safe and supportive environment can require relocating to a place that is unfamiliar geographically as well as socially. This may make the process of healing less stressful as well as, make it easier to focus on completing the rehab program.
Treatment Can Save Your Life!
There is a way out of the humiliation and anguish of addiction. We have found that in order to succeed, we must find balance. Balance of mind and body can be achieved more comfortably with the help of doctors who specialize in addiction. A majority of our licensed professionals are in recovery from addiction. Therefore, our professional staff is able to relate to those getting help in rehab. This is very beneficial in helping our clients feel accepted, understood, and not alone. Our attentive psychiatrists and medical staff specialize in addiction as well.
We offer encouragement and guidance in accessing any resources available. Often times people are not aware of the resources available to them and we advise access to them for the need of aftercare and for continuing your recovery journey with confidence.
After care is strongly recommended to maintain stability in the life of recovery. Life does not stop just because you have become sober, so we aim to arm you with an unlimited amount of tools in order to live a happy, substance free life. There are a variety of opinions for you to choose from, like, outpatient, 12 step, sober living, etc. Your transition back into everyday life is our priority.
Our vision is to guide and help you get your life back. If you are tired of living under the chains of addiction, gives us a call. We are here to help, your wellness is our main hope and purpose.
Take your life back! We can help, call us at (480)-378-0665