You didn’t choose to have an addiction, but you can choose to get better!
There are many ways we describe addiction – from alcoholic and drug addict to substance abuse and chemical dependency. No matter what the term, the bottom line is addictive behavior serves a purpose for every person who’s addicted. It may be numbing emotions, taking away bad memories, stopping nightmares, getting to sleep, being able to get a lot of work done at your job, or functioning on a daily basis. Getting to the bottom of what purpose addiction serves for you will be the start of your recovery.
How many times have you Googled “addiction treatment near me” but didn’t follow up? That’s totally normal and expected! It is very hard to be vulnerable to enough to seek help for addiction and the stigma that is attached to addiction doesn’t help. Rest assured, there’s no stigma or judgment here! We only want to meet you where you’re at and help you get to where you’re going.
What are my treatment options?
There are many different options for treating addiction and we can help you determine what’s best for you. Some options include:
- Intensive Outpatient
- Co-occurring disorder treatment
- Outpatient therapy
- Support groups like NA and AA
- Group therapy
What if I’m not sure if I really want it or not?
Of course you’re not sure! In many ways, the addiction has been helpful for you, otherwise, you wouldn’t keep doing it! However, there are other ways to help the thing that you’re self-medicating – we just need to figure out what’s going to work for you. Everyone’s addiction treatment is different and we can help you create an individualized treatment plan that can be altered along the way.
I don’t want anyone to know.
That is understandable and ok! All of the services we provide are confidential and we cannot release any information about you unless you give us permission (with exceptions of child abuse or neglect and harm to yourself or others). Did you know there is a special law that protects addiction treatment records even more than typical medical records? Yep! The medical system recognizes that for someone to get the real help they need for addiction, honesty without retribution must be present.