ADDICTION RECOVERY

Addiction Recovery oftentimes starts with an addiction intervention, medical addiction and drug and alcohol addiction recovery treatment program. It should address any co-occurring disorders, dual conditions or mental health concerns. For some, it may also include an addiction recovery companion or addiction to further support addiction recovery.

If you or someone you love needs addiction recovery help from illicit drugs (heroin, cocaine, crystal meth, molly, etc), prescribed medications (Xanax, Ambien, Adderall, etc) or alcohol, please take a moment to speak with an addiction recovery support specialist today at: 800-980-3927

MORE ABOUT ADDICTION RECOVERY

Addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease defined by a physical and psychological dependence on drugs, alcohol or a behavior. When an addictive disorder has formed, a person will pursue their toxic habits despite putting themselves or others in harm’s way.

While it can be tempting to try a drug or addictive activity for the first time, it’s all too easy for things to go south – especially in the case of drug and alcohol abuse. When a person consumes a substance repeatedly over time, they begin building a tolerance. A tolerance occurs when the person needs to use larger amounts of drugs or alcohol to achieve the same effects as when they started.

Addiction recovery from drug and alcohol abuse should include a comprehensive treatment plan, addressing the underlying reasons that led to the substance abuse in the first place. While detox removes the substances from the physical body, it is not treatment in and of itself. Detox should be followed by a progressive treatment program that includes individual and group therapy, as well as an aftercare program to further provide recovering addicts with recovery support in the form of a , recovery coach, etc.

To speak with an addiction recovery support specialist, please call: 800-980-3927

More About Addiction Interventions

The techniques we’ve developed for alcohol & drug addiction interventions have improved current methods used throughout the industry today. Our evidenced-based model has significantly reduce further damage from occurring to already strained relationships, while substantially increasing the odds of getting those suffering from alcoholism & drug addiction successfully into treatment.

If someone you care about is telling you no, I won’t go to treatment, I don’t need help, the problem isn’t that bad – or acknowledges they need help, but doesn’t follow up on getting it – you are in the right place. Without competent assistance, dealing with destructive behaviors can leave families discouraged or convinced that nothing can be done. Fortunately, these are the exact type of difficulties we are trained to deal with when encountering alcoholism, drug addiction and/or mental illnesses. In fact, every family seeking our assistance has told us they were met with either resistance, excuses, denial or minimization when they approached their loved one with getting help. More than 98% of these same families were later told by their loved one, “okay, I’m willing to go to treatment” after allowing us to facilitate their intervention.

Our track record of success has provided real hope, positive change and indispensable help to thousands. More than two decades has been spent developing strong relationships with a multitude of other service providers, advocates and volunteers who share our vision for recovery.

We know from our own personal accounts how distressing it is for families to watch their loved one struggle with alcoholism, drug addiction and/or a mental disorder. We also know how debilitating it is to be the one consumed by a chronic illness. This insightful vantage point has allowed us to truly understand the pain, suffering and desperation each side undergoes.

It is our philosophy that when someone is suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction and/or a mental disorder, wisdom compels us to take proactive measures to help them before something inevitably worse happens. When a person’s thoughts and decision making abilities are impaired, families often experience such deep-seated opposition they feel helpless. Meanwhile, the harm being caused to the person’s brain structure, along with other risk-factors may one day have irreparable repercussions, so doing nothing is not the answer.

An Intelligent Approach

By focusing our attention on the limbic system (complex area of the brain that supports a variety of functions; including emotion, behavior, motivation and long-term memory), we specifically address what’s preventing someone from accepting professional care. Our experienced Intervention Specialists are adept at pinpointing the blocks, breaking through denial and systematically dealing with the irrational thinking that affects a person’s decision making abilities.

How It Works

Prior to staging an intervention, we meet with the intervention participants and provide them with clear instructions on what to say and do. Any foreseeable errors or distractions are carefully examined during this pre-intervention or dress rehearsal meeting. After our strategy is formulated, we then meet with your loved one and present them with a dignified solution to treating their medical condition.

Getting Started

In our initial phone interview, we will discuss relevant issues in order to do a thorough evaluation. Once a comprehensive profile is factored in, a strategy will be developed that is tailored around your loved one’s particular situation. Cost, logistics, time frame and any other questions or concerns you have will also be answered.

Finding the right interventionist is the most important first step to ensuring the person you care about receives proper health care. Families, friends, co-workers and employers are encouraged to reach out to us. Trying to manage alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, mental illnesses and destructive behaviors without professional assistance can have fatal consequences.

Necessary Measures

Crisis situations are extremely stressful for the inflicted individual and those closest to them. If someone you care about needs help, take the next step… Move forward – because without change – it will not get better.

Begin the healing process today and let us provide you with a free confidential consultation online or by calling: 800-980-3927

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More About The Effects Of Drugs And Alcohol

Drugs:

Drugs contain chemicals that tap into the brain’s communication system and disrupt the way nerve cells normally send, receive, and process information. There are at least two ways that drugs cause this disruption: (1) by imitating the brain’s natural chemical messengers and (2) by overstimulating the “reward circuit” of the brain.

Some drugs (e.g., marijuana and heroin) have a similar structure to chemical messengers called neurotransmitters, which are naturally produced by the brain. This similarity allows the drugs to “fool” the brain’s receptors and activate nerve cells to send abnormal messages.

Other drugs, such as cocaine or methamphetamine, can cause the nerve cells to release abnormally large amounts of natural neurotransmitters (mainly dopamine) or to prevent the normal recycling of these brain chemicals, which is needed to shut off the signaling between neurons. The result is a brain awash in dopamine, a neurotransmitter present in brain regions that control movement, emotion, motivation, and feelings of pleasure. The over stimulation of this reward system, which normally responds to natural behaviors linked to survival (eating, spending time with loved ones, etc.), produces euphoric effects in response to psychoactive drugs. This reaction sets in motion a reinforcing pattern that “teaches” people to repeat the rewarding behavior of abusing drugs.

As a person continues to abuse drugs, the brain adapts to the overwhelming surges in dopamine by producing less dopamine or by reducing the number of dopamine receptors in the reward circuit. The result is a lessening of dopamine’s impact on the reward circuit, which reduces the abuser’s ability to enjoy not only the drugs but also other events in life that previously brought pleasure. This decrease compels the addicted person to keep abusing drugs in an attempt to bring the dopamine function back to normal, but now larger amounts of the drug are required to achieve the same dopamine high—an effect known as tolerance.

Alcohol:

Drinking too much – on a single occasion or over time – can take a serious toll on your health. Here’s how alcohol can affect your body:

Brain:

Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, and can affect the way the brain looks and works. These disruptions can change mood and behavior, and make it harder to think clearly and move with coordination.

Heart:

Drinking a lot over a long time or too much on a single occasion can damage the heart, causing problems including:

  • Cardiomyopathy – Stretching and drooping of heart muscle
  • Arrhythmias – Irregular heart beat
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Research also shows that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may protect healthy adults from developing coronary heart disease.

Liver:

  • Heavy drinking takes a toll on the liver, and can lead to a variety of problems and liver inflammations including:
  • Steatosis, or fatty liver
  • Alcoholic hepatitis
  • Fibrosis
  • Cirrhosis

Pancreas:

Alcohol causes the pancreas to produce toxic substances that can eventually lead to pancreatitis, a dangerous inflammation and swelling of the blood vessels in the pancreas that prevents proper digestion.

Cancer:

Drinking too much alcohol can increase your risk of developing certain cancers, including cancers of the:

  • Mouth
  • Esophagus
  • Throat
  • Liver
  • Breast

Immune System:

Drinking too much can weaken your immune system, making your body a much easier target for disease. Chronic drinkers are more liable to contract diseases like pneumonia and tuberculosis than people who do not drink too much. Drinking a lot on a single occasion slows your body’s ability to ward off infections – even up to 24 hours after getting drunk.

If you would like to learn more about our areas of assistance, please contact us online or by calling us at: 800-980-3927

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