Most people suffering from addiction are afraid to call for help, and for good reason. When they call for help, they must admit that something is wrong. They fear the judgment and stigma that comes with addiction. They may also fear legal consequences and the dramatic change in their life. They fear what’s going to happen in their lives financially, emotionally, psychologically, and even spiritually. The unknown stares them in the face when they call for addiction help.
However, there is also an incredible amount of support that comes with making that phone call. Typically, drug treatment provides a wide variety of services and sober help to help you overcome addiction and maintain your sobriety in recovery.
Types of Sober Help in Addiction Recovery
- Help overcoming addictions to alcohol, prescription medications, and illegal drugs (like methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, PCP, or marijuana)
- An opportunity to spend time with others who are also getting sober
- Education on self-help skills
- Receiving an assessment to be sure all needs are addressed
- Legal system advocacy when needed
- One-on-one counseling
- Group counseling
- Education about addiction, alcohol, and drugs
- Education on coping skills to replace dependence on substances
- Individualized, goal-oriented treatment planning
- Case management of multiple issues
- Referrals to other services, as needed (i.e. psychiatrists, medical doctors,
employment services, treatment for other issues, etc.)
- Help with finding work, a place to live, and drug treatment aftercare programs
- Medication monitoring when necessary
- Family therapy
- Healthy, nutritious, well-prepared meals
- Coordination with physician, therapist, and other external service providers
- Participation in online chat rooms
- Learning a new perspective of life that can keep one sober over the long-term
The clinicians, staff, counselors, and intake workers know just how hard it is to make that phone call. Everyone who works in the field of addiction and recovery recognize that challenge of getting sober help for yourself and all the forces that prevent you from doing that. For this reason, when you do finally make that call, the person on the other end is most likely going to be understanding, accepting, compassionate, and supportive. He or she is going to help you with the steps you need to take to continue your first few steps on the road to recovery.
Keep in mind, however, that not all addiction treatment facilities will deliver the entire set of services listed above. It depends upon the facility. Some treatment centers will provide you with everything you need. At the same time, others give you only the bare minimum: a recovery residence to call home for awhile. It depends on what you want and what you can afford.
If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction, call for help today. There is a whole staff of people who are ready and willing to provide the support you need. Yes, there are feelings and circumstances that may be keeping you from calling. However, at some point, addiction might become a life or death situation. Don’t wait until a point of desperation, call for help today.