Orlando Drug and Alcohol Rehab
A drug or alcohol addiction is one of the most difficult things that someone can struggle with. Unfortunately, there is a stigma associated with addiction. People who have never suffered from addiction do not understand. They feel like substance abuse is always a choice. We understand that addiction is a disease, and you do not choose to become addicted to any particular substance. However, you do have a choice to seek treatment for your disease.
Just like the cancer patient has the choice to treat with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, herbal therapies, or a combination of these treatment methods, the addict or alcoholic has a choice to treat their addiction with residential rehabilitation, intensive outpatient therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, a 12-step program, or a combination of the above treatments. If you are struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction in Orlando and you are looking for the answer, please call us today at (352) 771-2700.
Different Recovery Programs
When it comes to the treatment of addiction, there are many different approaches. It is important to try different approaches to see which approach is the most effective for you:
Groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous abide by the 12 steps. They have a lot of helpful literature like The Big Book, they believe you should work with a sponsor, and they have a plan for recovery through the 12 steps. 12-step programs are popular recovery programs, and many people find them effective ways to treat their addiction.
SMART Recovery is a 4-point program that focuses on self-empowering addiction recovery. The SMART Recovery program focuses on teaching techniques for self-directed change.
This program consists of meetings that honor all pathways to recovery for an inclusive and supportive environment.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is used in almost every rehabilitation program. It is a form of psychotherapy that aims to change negative thought patterns and behaviors.
Every rehabilitation program will use individual therapy to adjust each plan of treatment to each individual patient.
Rehabilitation programs also use group therapy as a way to treat addicted individuals. Many things can be learned and discussed in a group situation.
Seeking Treatment for Alcoholism
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 15.1 million adults in America had Alcohol Use Disorder. Only 1.3 million adults received treatment for this disease. Alcohol is so prevalent in our society. It’s on every sitcom, it’s in every song, it’s everywhere. Treating alcoholism and living a sober life can seem difficult, especially in our society where alcohol is so prevalent. Seeking treatment at a rehabilitation facility can equip alcoholics with the tools they need to live completely sober lives.
“It took me several years to realize that drinking every day was not a normal thing to do. Drinking was such a popular thing to do with all of my co-workers and at every business event, and I didn’t know that I had a problem. When I was forced to go without alcohol for two weeks, I discovered that I couldn’t. And that was how I knew I had a problem. It seemed impossible for me to stop drinking, but it was damaging my health and disrupting my life. Going to a rehabilitation program gave me the tools I needed to stop drinking and to remain sober. Now I am so much happier than I ever was when I was drinking. I feel like I am seeing the world clearly for the first time. I am so appreciative to the rehabilitation program that helped me.”
– Alicia F.
“It was because I had finally reached the lowest point possible that I decided to go to rehab. It seemed like I had completely run out of options. It seemed like heroin was going to run my life forever. When I got to rehab, everything changed completely. Now I have hope for the first time in a very, very long time.”
– Adam T.
Rehabilitation in Orlando
You are not the only person in Orlando struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. The most important thing that you can do for your health, your relationships, and your life is to reach out and ask for help. After you have completed a rehabilitation program, you can get back to doing the things that you enjoy like riding roller coasters at Universal Studios, appreciating the whales and aquatic life at SeaWorld Orlando, and going for a swim at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.