Getting Help With Addiction at Treatment Centers
If you or a loved one has a substance use disorder, whether it is related to drugs or alcohol, you may feel helpless. How should you deal with and decide which route to get help with substance abuse and addiction? There is never one right answer on how to deal with it as every case is unique but guidance and support at a treatment center could be the answer.
About the 7th Street Treatment Building
We believe it is important to provide clients with a comfortable home in which to reside while doing this important work. Environment plays a key role in the healing process. Many clients have not practiced self-care for a long time – many never learned how to do so to begin with. This reinforces negative beliefs about themselves and their inherent value. The 7th street program offers an environment that supports development of self-worth and the motivation in building a better life.
Mindfulness to Enhance & Lengthen Recovery
The practice of mindfulness can be helpful and healthy for everyone, but it is especially relevant for people in addiction recovery. By facilitating conscious awareness with a nonjudgmental perspective, mindfulness can decrease the vicious circles of anxiety, fear, anger, sadness, depression, guilt, regret, and shame that make so many recovering people vulnerable to relapse. Because of the potential threat they pose to recovery, most people have extremely negative reactions to cravings and their natural impulse is to try to avoid or suppress them.
The Roles Family Members Play in Addiction
Addiction is a family disease, we have heard it over and over, but making sense of it can be tricky. Substance abuse recovery isn’t something done alone, as they say, “It takes a village to raise a kid”, the idea rings true when trying to make recovery a reality in a family dynamic. Addict’s best recover with the support of family, friends, and the recovery community around them when they finally reach treatment.
Living With an Alcoholic or Addict
Living with an addict can be a living hell. Unpredictable and dangerous, yet sometimes exciting and romantic. Never knowing when we’ll be blamed or accused. Not being able to dependably plan social events. As the addict becomes more irresponsible, we pick up the slack and do more, often becoming the sole functioning parent or even the sole provider; yet we’re unable to lean on our partner for comfort or support.
The Benefits of Group Therapy in Addiction Treatment
Group therapy is a vital component in any comprehensive addiction treatment program. It offers clients the ability to access support and encouragement from the community surrounding them in a residential treatment facility. The natural sense humans have to congregate and to lean on people around them makes group therapy a very powerful tool in treating substance abuse.