Addiction Help for Tucson, AZ
The Disease of Addiction
A Better Today Recovery Services has been helping individuals from Tucson, AZ recover from drug and alcohol addiction for well over a decade. Our treatment center is an excellent option for those who want to go somewhere that is outside of their normal city environment, but do not wish to travel far.
It is usually recommended that those who seek treatment for addiction do so outside of their own cities. The farther away from their city a person is, the least likely they are to leave treatment early.
Addiction is a Disease
Addiction is a disease, and drug and alcohol addiction can affect anyone, anywhere. Unfortunately for addicts, the warning signs of drug and alcohol addiction aren’t always apparent, making it even more difficult for addicts to know they have an addiction. The primary warning signs for alcohol addiction are the feeling of sickness one feels when they stop drinking, and needed more and more alcohol to achieve the desired buzz or state of drunkenness. Additional signs of drug and alcohol addiction include driving while under the influence, using a substance to relieve stress, and hiding use from family or loved ones.
According to the CDC, more people died from drug overdoses in 2014 than any other recorded year. This national epidemic of drug and alcohol abuse has brought about an entire industry of drug and alcohol therapy facilities. The higher quality of these centers offer detox, rehab, inpatient & outpatient care, aftercare programs, access to 12 Step programs and group meetings.
Medical Detox Service for Tucson, AZ
As the first part of the treatment process, many individuals will need to go through the process of detox. This is especially true if alcohol is involved, or drugs such as opioids or benzodiazepines.
ABTRS has beautiful residential detox facilities where our patients can begin the process of recovery in peace.
Detox is the medically managed process that cleanses toxins from an addict’s system to prepare their mind and body for rehabilitation or rehab. The addict is under 24-hour supervised care in detox and is given a thorough analysis to compile a customized treatment plan that will guide them through the remainder of their rehab. (Not all treatment centers offer this, so if you’re looking for a detox, make sure they create customized plans for the individual.)
Rehabilitation for Tucson, AZ
Rehab is a variety of treatment therapies all striving toward the same goal: To provide addicts with the coping mechanisms and tools that enable them to overcome their addiction on a daily basis, while avoiding the temptations and conditions that lead them to relapse.
Of all the treatments offered, the most effective is inpatient care. Inpatient treatment is 24-hour supervised care that is medically managed. The advantages of inpatient treatment include: staying at a live-in facility, away from the temptations that may cause an addict to use, receiving medical care, and having access to psychologists and therapists who help addicts overcome their addiction. Outpatient care is an option for those unable to check themselves into a live-in facility, or for those who can’t afford inpatient care as it is generally more expensive.
Another effective form of rehab treatment is cognitive-behavioral therapy. Cognitive-behavioral emphasizes helping addicts to become aware of how substances adversely affect them, and to be cognizant of how their behavior affects others when they are using. In cognitive-behavioral therapy, addicts learn vital skills that enable them to cope with situations in life that may otherwise lead them to use.
Some recovering addicts have found the most success with group therapy. Group therapy is a treatment where recovering addicts can find support, healing, and consolation through sharing their stories and struggles with other recovering addicts in a group setting. Many people find it easier to open up to other addicts in a group than a professional therapist in one-on-one individual therapy.
Family therapy is beneficial to those recovering addicts who have damaged family relationships. They receive communication skills, coping mechanisms, guidance, and advice that help them restore the support system of their family, as well as repairing relationships that have been strained.
Other beneficial therapies in treatment include music, equine and yoga. Check with your rehab facility to see which therapies they offer and find out which one may work best for you.
Dangers of Withdrawal
When an addict stops using a mind-altering substance they go through the painful withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal is a natural byproduct of the detoxification process. In addition, the brain re-wires itself to compel a person to continue their substance abuse. Withdrawal is basically the body’s revolt in urging continued substance use. The symptoms can range from mild cravings and desires to fierce bouts of sickness, seizures, and death in extreme cases. (People detoxing from alcohol and benzos need to be especially careful as withdrawal from these substances are the ones that can lead to seizures and death.) In detoxification, medical professionals help recovering addicts cope with withdrawal through therapy and with medication in severe cases.
Find Help and Start Your Treatment Now!
Addiction recovery isn’t a destination. It’s a journey, and for some addicts, the most challenging part of the journey can be asking someone for help. It takes humility, courage, and accountability for one to admit they have a problem and to reach out for help. Take heart though, nearly every addict who has successfully completed rehab and turned their life around has only done it after failing many times. All over the country there are people successfully completing rehab and turning their lives around as recovering addicts, able to live healthy, and happy lives once again. There is hope. You can overcome this disease. Upon finishing rehab, we recommend enlisting in an aftercare program to help your transition back to the real world while reducing the possibility of relapse.
Our premier alcohol and drug abuse treatment facilities offer access to 12-step programs and group meetings. Recovering addicts incorporate lessons learned from both into their daily lives. Group meetings are often offered in most cities and towns. They can include Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Heroin Anonymous and many others. Recovering addicts also help other addicts by becoming Sponsors to personally aid them in their recovery and accountability.
Call us today if you or someone you know is suffering from the disease of alcohol or drug addiction in Tucson, Arizona. Our intake specialists will be happy to answer all your questions on detoxification, rehab, addiction, aftercare, and intervention. Start your path to healing today and give us a call! (623) 335-0909