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Can I Get Sober on My Own?

Many people want to achieve sobriety but are wary about asking for help or entering into a treatment setting. Many individuals recognize that their addiction has reached a point where they no longer have any power over substances, but they are unwilling or unable to ask for help. Attempting to achieve sobriety without help is extremely difficult and, depending on the substances being used, potentially dangerous.

The first major issue in regards to attempting to get sober without help is that of withdrawal. Many substances, such as alcohol and benzodiazepines, can cause seizures and other dangerous symptoms. Therefore, it is extremely important to enter into a medically-assisted detox with trained staff who are capable of treating symptoms as they appear. Even if a person is capable of self-detoxification, their chances of maintaining sobriety are minimal. The National Institute on Drug Abuse explains, “Although medically assisted detoxification can safely manage the acute physical symptoms of withdrawal and can, for some, pave the way for effective long-term addiction treatment, detoxification alone is rarely sufficient to help addicted individuals achieve long-term abstinence.” This is because treatment is focused on addressing all possible mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of the disease of addiction.

Without receiving care in other areas of one’s life, they are unlikely to maintain sobriety. The NIDA explains, “A patient may require varying combinations of services and treatment components during the course of treatment and recovery. In addition to counseling or psychotherapy, a patient may require medication, medical services, family therapy, parenting instruction, vocational rehabilitation, and/or social and legal services.” Treatment focuses on all possible aspects of addiction and can offer important or necessary services that one would not receive if they were attempting to maintain sobriety without help.

Treatment does not focus solely on one’s drug abuse, but also on every related cause and complication that may interfere with one’s ability to maintain long-term sobriety. Research has shown that better outcomes are related with longer stays in treatment. Generally, ninety days in treatment is considered the most effective. Addiction is complex and requires intensive work to overcome. Treatment is designed to address the individual as whole and provide them with all the tools necessary to life a happy and fulfilling life in sobriety.

Your life doesn’t have to be held back by the chains of addiction. You can make the decision to seek help today and begin building a brighter future. Resilient House, located in beautiful Shreveport, Louisiana, brings together the highest quality behavioral health and addictions specialists, holistic experts, and spiritual guides to help clients develop all the tools necessary to achieve and maintain sobriety. For information about treatment options, please call today: (833) 242-6431