Acknowledging you have an addiction and deciding to seek addiction treatment may be one of the most challenging decisions you will ever make. Choosing to remove yourself from your home, family, work, and what you know to be “routine” can be overwhelming. Choosing the right addiction treatment is essential. Seeking treatment in a setting where you feel safe and comfortable talking about your experiences with addiction promotes the best opportunities for recovery. But how do you pick the best rehab for your needs, and what type of treatment do you require? Addiction is a disease unique to the individual, and the type of treatment that worked well for someone else may not be best for you. Today there are nearly fifteen thousand addiction treatment centers in the United States. No matter the severity of your addiction or the type of treatment you need, Impact Recovery has a treatment option to help you begin your journey to sobriety.
Introduction to Addiction & Treatment
Addiction is not a choice. For many years, the misconception that addicts could decide to simply stop using or drinking fueled a dangerous misunderstanding of addiction and addiction treatment needs. It also led many who struggle with addiction to avoid seeking treatment out of fear or stigma that surrounds admitting they need help. Fortunately, the medical and mental health communities have developed a better understanding of addiction. Addiction is a complex disease that affects the physical and functional health of the brain. When you struggle with addiction, the focus on substance use takes over. Your focus on getting or using a particular substance persists to the point where it eventually controls your day-to-day activities. When left untreated, addictive behaviors will continue regardless of their known harmful effects on your health and relationships.
People can become addicted to many things, and each substance has unique effects on the brain and body of the individual who uses it. Heroin, tobacco, sedatives, alcohol, opioids, stimulants, and marijuana all react differently in the body. The most common effect is how the substance impacts the reward centers of the brain. When someone initially starts using, their substance of choice affects how the brain releases a chemical called dopamine. Dopamine is responsible for feelings of pleasure and happiness. Many drugs impact the amount of dopamine released into the body leading to a “high” or “rush.”
Normally, dopamine is released into the body after an event that leads to pleasure or joy. For example, a first kiss, passing a test or getting married. The effects of many substances trigger the release of dopamine, allowing the user to experience the emotions without the event. Eventually, after ongoing use, someone who is addicted to substances finds that they cannot achieve similar levels of joy and happiness without substances. Also, in time, the amount of the substance required to attain the level of happiness that was found early on continues to increase.
How Can Going to a Midwest Treatment Center Help?
Addiction is a disease. Like many chronic illnesses, it will not go away without treatment. Realizing you need help and contacting a Midwest Treatment Center is only the first step. Many people believe their addiction “isn’t bad enough” to seek help or that they can quit on their own. According to data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA), only 10% of those who need addiction treatment inevitably seek or receive help to overcome their addiction. The truth is, if you are wondering if you need help, you do. This is especially true if you are seeking treatment for specific substance addictions, including opioids and alcohol.
Addiction is measured on a scale from mild to severe. Although your addiction may be considered mild today, according to diagnostic criteria used by mental health professionals, it will get worse. Addiction is a progressive disease that will continue to evolve and worsen over time. Choosing treatment at a Midwest treatment center will ensure you receive the support and guidance you need to progress through all stages of rehab. The team at Impact Wellness is here to support you as you detox from substances and progress through therapy and aftercare planning.
Overcoming addiction requires addressing both your physical addiction and the behaviors that further your addiction. Quitting “cold turkey” can be dangerous, and it often does little to address the psychological impacts of addiction. Therapy helps you learn to change how you think and feel about substances and the triggers that led you to use them. To overcome physical addiction, detox is necessary. It is far safer to detox in a medically supervised environment where professionals are available to support you through withdrawal symptoms.
What to Expect When Entering an Midwest Residential Treatment Center
When you arrive at our Midwest residential treatment center, the first step is intake. During intake, you will work with members of your treatment team to design a comprehensive addiction treatment plan that addresses your unique needs. Your treatment team will conduct a detailed assessment to learn more about your physical health, mental health, and your history with addiction and addiction treatment. All these details are important factors used to determine the best therapy models for you.
After intake, the next steps may include detox. Detox, although challenging, is a vital part of the treatment process. Detox is necessary to cleanse the body of any substance that may remain before you can successfully immerse yourself in a comprehensive treatment program. During detox, your body must learn to function without substances. The detox process can be difficult and scary sometimes, but the team at Impact Wellness is here to help and guide you through the challenges that arise as you heal. Once detox is complete, you can transition into a comprehensive, evidence-based treatment program designed to address your addiction.
Our therapeutic programs use traditional evidence-based therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) combined with alternative therapies to help you heal in the most effective way for you. During treatment, you will participate in individual, group, and family therapy sessions where you will learn more about the roots of addiction while practicing and reinforcing new and healthy coping mechanisms to manage triggers and prevent relapse.
As your treatment program comes to an end, you will work closely with your treatment team to ensure a comprehensive aftercare plan is in place as you transition out of the supported care environment. Participating in aftercare has proven vital to relapse prevention. Aftercare and alumni programs ensure you have the opportunity to remain connected to a sober support system. Many alumni programs host or plan regular group events such as movie nights, weekly get-togethers, or outdoor activities designed to provide other program alumni with access to support and fellowship with members of the sober community.
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Our Top-Rated Addiction Treatment Centers in the Midwest
The path to sobriety is not a straight-line journey. There will be setbacks and bumps in the road along the way. Choosing a rehab where you feel safe, comfortable, and support is vital to your recovery. Our addiction treatment centers in the Midwest have experienced staff who are specially trained in addiction treatment and other co-occurring mental or physical health issues that may need simultaneous treatment. We understand cookie-cutter treatments are ineffective. Addiction is a disease that affects everyone differently. We will work with you to ensure your treatment program is designed to comprehensively address your physical and psychological needs.
Seeking addiction treatment at a Midwest treatment center is essential to achieving and maintaining long-term sobriety. Recent studies on addiction treatment outcomes indicate you are more likely to remain sober three or more years after treatment when compared to those who do not seek treatment. If you or a loved one are ready to overcome addiction, the team at Impact Wellness is here to help. To learn more about our Midwest residential treatment programs, contact the admissions team at Impact Wellness today.
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