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Walking the Road to Recovery

Walking the Road to Recovery

Determining the appropriate recovery approach includes a clear assessment of the individual’s physical and emotional needs and the best way to attend to those needs.
Oftentimes an individual suffering from the debilitating effects of alcohol or drug abuse feels isolated from family, friends and coworkers.

As their dependence on their drug of choice gets more intense, the feelings of shame, fear and separation only begin to intensify. In moments of clear-thinking the individual may make the personal commitment to change their behavior and live a life that is alcohol or drug free. However, their continuing destructive emotional triggers and damaging chemical dependency will make walking the path to sobriety a difficult goal to accomplish alone. Once the individual truly recognizes the impact that his or her chemical dependence is having on their own mental and physical health, as well as the damage it may be causing those around him or her, reaching out for help is the best course for recovery.

Many addicts avoid facing the reality of their dependency on drugs or alcohol due to its associated shame and the realization of how deeply they are lost. This denial of the extent of their use of alcohol or drugs makes their reaching out for assistance almost impossible. Under these circumstances, the road to recovery may begin with an intervention of experienced professionals and family or friends. The addict’s initial reaction may be one of anger, fear, shame or betrayal. However, once the experts and family are able to appropriately and lovingly illuminate the dangers they see for the addicted individual, he or she can begin the process of recovery with courage and support.

The right programs for recovery assistance may be as diverse as the numbers of addicted individuals. Each person has their own life experiences and emotional triggers which cause them to turn to drugs or alcohol as a crutch. Determining the appropriate recovery approach includes a clear assessment of the individual’s physical and emotional needs and the best way to attend to those needs. Included in those considerations are the responsibilities that the individual may have to family and work. For this reason, a clear choice needs to be made as to whether an inpatient or outpatient facility will offer a successful road to recovery, while continuing to meet the individual’s extended family or work commitments.

With the assistance of a trained, experienced and professional staff of drug and alcohol treatment counselors, maintained detox assistance and individual and family therapy options, the patient will have the resources necessary to face the road to recovery in a successful manner. As the layers of the emotional and physical onion are peeled back and dealt with through consistent reflection and counseling, the patient can learn a new and healthy approach to their world; one that will provide a support system for permanent drug or alcohol recovery.

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