Everyone around the addict is affected
One of the first things that you need to remember is that you are not just harming yourself when you need to get addiction help. You are hurting everyone around you including your family members, loved ones, personal friends, and even your co-workers. Granted, it is you that is experiencing damage at the emotional, mental, and physical levels when you have addiction issues. However, these individuals in your life suffer as well. Your life is out of control and they see how powerless you are to help yourself.
Your family members are just as devastated and they will oftentimes feel like they are powerless as well when it comes to helping you get addiction help and sometimes there is a need to conduct an intervention. It isn’t uncommon for the members of your family, whether it is your parents, spouse, or children, to feel like they contributed to your addiction and were a key part of the problem. This is one of the primary reasons why most rehab programs include family therapy during the person’s recovery stage at the facility.
The addiction problem today
It’s a well known fact that there are millions of individuals in the US today that are addicted to either alcohol or drugs and sometimes both. There are roughly 25 million individuals that are dealing with substance abuse, addiction, or dependency. Approximately 40% of them need immediate addiction help. But the harsh reality is that only about 10% of them will be able to enter an addiction treatment and recovery and get the professional help that they need so that they can start living a normal life again.
Addiction to substances also poses a serious public health threat in this country as well. Every year, there are around 40 million reported cases of deaths due to overdose and serious illnesses that are associated with alcohol and drugs. For many of these individuals, their major obstacle to getting addiction help is that they don’t have the financial means to pay for it and no health insurance to cover it. There is also the fear of the unknown – namely the fear of learning to live without alcohol or drugs.
Contact the Freedom Center today
Our facility has one of the most successful addiction treatment and recovery programs available in the US with rates as high as 70% or more. You will be welcomed into a safe and comfortable homelike setting. Since you have been removed from the potentially harmful environment that you live in where all the temptations are to use drugs and/or drink, you will be able to focus completely on your recovery. At the same time, you will be able to get the rest that you desperately need. Please contact the Freedom Center today so that you can get the addiction help you need.