Addiction Treatment for Someone You Love
Addiction Treatment Saves Lives
Witnessing the downward spiral of someone you care deeply about battling addiction is an incredibly frustrating and helpless feeling. We can do so much we can do for our loved ones in other areas of life. But addiction treatment is the one thing we know they need to do themselves. Recovery requires help from others, it’s a team sport as they say, but it always has to begin with the person who needs it accepting addiction treatment. This disease is cruel. It does not care how much value someone has as a person or what they might have been, might have done with their lives if not for addiction.
The reason addiction treatment and recovery exist is because nothing else can stop this disease. Yes, addiction is a disease. Medical science confirms it, in fact. At Better Tomorrow Treatment Center, we are dedicated to helping people halt this disease in its tracks. More than that, we help people rebuild their lives and learn to understand themselves better. To repair those things which are broken within them that make them more vulnerable to addiction and relapse. Because we believe that addiction treatment done properly is about more than just healing. It’s about educating and strengthening people to break the cycle of addictive behaviors.
Yes, Addiction is a Disease
Addiction treatment is about more than simply healing the damage done by addiction and it’s associated behaviors. It’s about repairing the psychic damage of the past. More than half of patients who go to treatment for addiction have co-occurring disorders like depression or anxiety. A roughly equal number have past trauma which is unresolved and serves to further their problems with substance abuse. The truth is, that it is not your loved one’s fault they are addicted. Addiction isn’t a choice. Poor choices or an impulse decision may be the catalyst that ignites it, but once it is in full swing, the sufferer essentially loses the power of choice.
That is the entire nature of the disease, in fact. One of the ways to tell an addict from someone who just casually uses alcohol or drugs is that the addict will continue to use even in the face of negative consequences. Someone who isn’t addicted has a very high “bottom” as they say. For most of them, any meaningful negative consequences will be the end of it. Think of the analogy of the child touching a hot stove. It rarely happens more than once. But the addict will touch the hot stove again and again, even when they’re already seriously burned. So, it is not the addict’s fault that they are addicted. But it is their responsibility to manage their disease. That means accepting help when it’s offered or asking for it if it is not.
Addiction Recovery is a Team Effort
Addiction recovery is participatory. People who are being battered and bruised by addiction often need someone to throw them a rope. They may not be aware how bad things have become (denial). Sometimes they just don’t want to “bother” anyone else with what they see as a problem that’s entirely their own fault. The sense of guilt and lack of esteem prevents them asking for the help and addiction treatment they think they don’t deserve. At Better Tomorrow Treatment Center, we believe every person living with addiction deserves the best help we can provide. We are focused on clearing obstacles to addiction recovery wherever we find them. One of these is the guilt and shame many addicted people feel.
This must be tackled head on. Those feelings keep people from getting the help for addiction they need. It costs lives. No one should ever die because they are too ashamed to ask for help. Better Tomorrow Treatment Center is working hard to reduce and eliminate the stigma and prejudice towards people with substance use disorders that helps keep people sick. Shaming never helped anyone who was sick. Can you even think of another illness that the sufferers are shamed for having? Addiction is no different. Shaming and judgement no only doesn’t help people, it actively hurts them by undermining already weakened self-esteem and keeping them from advocating for their needs and asking for addiction treatment or help in recovering. We all must work together to help one another in recovery and to counteract the shaming of people with addiction.
When Someone Won’t Accept Help for Addiction
What can you do to help someone who says they don’t want help? The first thing to know is that nobody really wants to be addicted. What that person is really saying is that they are afraid to stop getting high or drinking. They don’t want to be stuck in addiction. But they are afraid of physical withdrawal symptoms and/or how they will feel mentally as they sober up. A huge portion of people in active addiction are “self-medicating” because of uncomfortable feelings they have been unable to process and move past. Whether it be childhood trauma cause by sexual abuse or feelings of inadequacy, inexplicable rage. Whatever it may be, almost everyone who gets high regularly does it to change the way they feel. If you almost never like the way you feel, then you almost always want to be high so you can “numb” the pain or feel better.
Always Be Open and Ready
If you have never found anything else that can give you relief from your pain, it’s easy to understand why you’d be afraid to give up the one thing that seems to work, even though you know it’s destroying you. The best thing you can do for someone in this position is to keep communicating. Make yourself available. Make it crystal clear that you do not blame them for their addiction and you aren’t there to judge them. You just want to help, and you will, the moment they say they want it.
It’s OK to be repetitive like a broken record with this message. As long as you really mean it, you can’t say it too many times. Whatever it takes to make certain they know and are constantly reminded that all they need to do if they want help is ask. Never pressure them or guilt trip them but do be persistent. Never let there be any doubt that you’re ready to help them get addiction treatment. They should feel comfortable enough to approach you for help anytime.
About Better Tomorrow Treatment Center
Better Tomorrow’s addiction treatment center is an evidence-based program. Evidence-based care utilizes addiction treatment methods which have been proven effective through clinical research. Our patient centered approach incorporates the human element into everything we do. We carefully consider the unique needs of each and every individual entrusted to our care. This is only part of what has made us the model for ethics among Palm Beach recovery centers. The levels of care we offer are as follows:
Partial Hospitalization (PHP)
At Better Tomorrow Florida drug treatment center, Most clients will begin following a medical detox, if necessary. Clients in our PHP program enjoy group counseling, individual therapy, medication management, and therapeutic yoga. During this time treatment needs are continually assessed. This is to ensure each individual is receiving all the help required for them reach their goals, personally and spiritually.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Our Intensive Outpatient Program is the next stage of care in our unique Florida drug treatment curriculum. Our IOP is designed to promote the personal growth we believe is essential for lasting recovery. Group Therapy meetings 3 or more times per week which focus on numerous topics and skills. Just a few of the areas covered include healthy living, managing work-life balance and becoming more mentally resilient in the face of adversity.
Outpatient Program (OP)
The Outpatient Program directly follows our Intensive Outpatient Program. The objective of effective outpatient in West Palm Beach is to provide support for new recovery. The early days of freshly minted recovery are filled with personal growth and insight, but they are not without their challenges. lWhat it does mean is that the person cannot rely upon willpower or discipline alone to overcome their illness. Addiction recovery is not a matter of willpower. A person who is addicted can no more “will themselves” not to be addicted then a diabetic can make their pancreas create insulin. But the diabetic does have a responsibility to take their medication and to eat properly and to ask for help or accept it when it’s offered.
Compassionate Addiction Care. PHP, IOP and Outpatient
Why Choose Us?
At Better Tomorrow we offer true patient-centered care. Because we are a smaller program, we avoid the impersonal feel that large institutional programs often have. The addiction professionals at our West Palm Beach rehab are dedicated to holistic care that uses modern medicine to heal mind, body and soul.
- Evidence-based addiction treatment
- Personalized and individualized care
- Outpatient in West Palm Beach
- Experienced, compassionate staff
- Education and Training on Addiction
- Holistic approach leads to personal growth
- Promotes deep insight for lasting recovery
- Thorough aftercare and alumni support
Insurance Verification for Addiction Treatment
Contact Better Tomorrow today and let us guide you through the insurance verification process. We will help you determine what treatment is covered by your insurance so you can make an informed care decision for your loved one.
If you have any questions about insurance, our admission process, or anything else, give us a call!