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Lifelong Disease

Substance abuse disorder is a lifelong disease.  Fighting addiction should not be dealt with alone.  Resources are available to individuals who want to take back control of their lives.  Finding the means to be successful in recovery are becoming easier to obtain due to the rising concern of the opioid epidemic.  Continued support is vital to an individual with an addiction. Without a sober network, the person with a substance abuse disorder could fall back into old habits and risk for relapse.

In and Out of Treatment

People with addiction can seek help through a treatment center.  Using the resources provided, individuals should notice addiction as a disease and continue to seek relief.  Sometimes a person with an addiction can fall prey to relapse. When using drugs and alcohol again, the individual can find themselves using too high of a dose after being abstinent.  Overdose is a risk of relapse. When overdose is not the case, a second round of treatment could help. Many people see multiple visits to the treatment facility as a failure. Admitting defeat from addiction, even a second or third time, is far from failing.  The individual can show taking the right steps to succeed includes admitting mistakes and taking responsibility for themselves. Relapse itself can prove addiction is a lifelong disease.

Treatment after Treatment

Many people find continued treatment after hospitalization strengthens the recovery.  One on one therapy and group therapy provide sustained support during the journey. Addiction pushes a person to become isolated, moody, and disagreeable.  Building new relationships and connections through a group can create higher self-esteem, positive motivation, and a feeling of self-worth. At the very least, an individual can feel comfortable discussing their disease with others who face similar situations.  Treatment after being in a facility is the best way to fight addiction. Support and motivation to continue moving forward push the individual in a new direction, away from substances and to higher hope.

The AA 12-Step Program

Finding an Alcoholics Anonymous(AA) or Narcotics Anonymous(NA) Group after treatment will give the continued support needed for a successful recovery.  AA has spread the community to almost every town across the nation. The growing society of support is easy to find. The resource the groups give to others builds the community with respect and understanding.  Many people fighting addiction also battle the stigma. Going to an AA or NA meeting can allow an individual freedom from judgment and gain respect.

Call Resilient House to discover what treatment can do for you!  Don’t try to fight the lifelong disease on your own. Alumni support is available to those needing extra support after treatment. 833-change1 (833-242-6431)