Did you know that 10 percent of US adults have a drug use disorder at some point in their lives? Seeking professional help when you are struggling with substance abuse can be difficult.
It’s humbling to admit that you have a problem and that you need help. For some, that step in the process is the most significant.
However, with drug addiction, professional addiction counseling can often be the difference between sobriety and relapse. Keep reading to find out why you need to get professional help to aid you with overcoming your addiction.
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Find Appropriate Interventions
Many times, addiction to drugs is more profound than a surface addiction. Around 45 percent of people struggle with a dual diagnosis.
A dual diagnosis is when you have both a mental health diagnosis and a substance abuse disorder. Maybe you think you can get clean on your own.
So you get rid of all your drugs, and you go cold turkey. However, you don’t treat the source, the reason you began using drugs in the first place.
You try to quit without addressing the reason behind your addiction, and you relapse. This is because you need to learn to identify your triggers and how to address those triggers.
If you’re using drugs to address your anxiety and your anxiety flares up again, what will you do to stop yourself from turning to the familiar coping mechanism of drugs?
By seeking professional help, you can get assistance in identifying your triggers. You can learn how to address your addiction on a deeper level and new coping mechanisms that will help you be successful.
Manage Family Dynamics
Families are hard. Not only are families complex, but often over the course of your addiction, family bonds have been broken, and trust has been broken.
Drug addiction counselors can help you learn how to begin repairing the damage and healing your family. Your family will be one of the most effective support systems you have as you recover.
Choose a drug rehab that honors that and helps you build the supports you will need by involving your family.
When you finish treatment, your recovery journey does not end. Recovery is a lifelong journey.
It is easy to feel like you have no one to turn to when you leave treatment. Whether your relationships are broken because of your drug addiction or you are staying away from the toxic people in your life that still use drugs, it’s easy to feel alone.
Many drug rehab centers offer aftercare support, whether it is counseling or helping you connect with local NA or AA meetings in your area. Support after treatment is essential.
Getting professional help will allow you to take advantage of the aftercare support offered to help you prevent relapse.
Get Professional Help Today
You don’t have to do this alone. Get the professional help you need today and kick the addiction.
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