You don’t have to, nor should you, take on the search for addiction treatment by yourself. Depending on your circumstances and lifestyle, there are multiple ways you can begin the process:
Your family and close friends see what addiction is doing to you, and they probably wanted to help from the start. They can help you do the “legwork” in finding the right treatment center for you. They can also help you with the necessary logistics, like telling your job, arranging transportation and other details. When you’re battling active addiction, it’s easy to get discouraged, confused and overwhelmed by even the most minor details. Having a loved one in your corner can keep you engaged and motivated. They can also help you figure out your insurance coverage and ways to pay for treatment.
Addiction is a medical issue that begins in the doctor’s office, and your doctor will understand your withdrawal experience and associated health issues better than you think. They will also be able to link you to medical detox centers in your area so you can start getting help for your symptoms immediately. They’ll either help you access medical detox and withdrawal management first, or a treatment center that offers both detox and rehab. Talk to your doctor immediately.
Throughout the recovery process, a sense of support and community is crucial. Going to recovery meetings can help you connect with people who know what you’re going through and can offer emotional support and insights. These meetings can also help you realize that you’re not alone and give you a place to go to safely convey your fears, frustrations and vulnerabilities. Meetings are a part of the recovery process, no mater what stage you’re in. There are more options today than ever beyond the traditional spiritually focused AA and NA to help people of all backgrounds find support.
You rarely have the luxury of waiting to seek treatment. If a traumatic, or near-fatal event has forced you to realize that you have a problem, Recovery Unplugged today to start treatment tomorrow. Our admissions specialists are standing by 24-7 to speak with you or your loved one, conduct a full insurance verification and arrange transport to one of our treatment centers. You’ve taken the critical first step of admitting to yourself that you’re an addict. We’re ready to help you take the journey back to recovery and a better quality of life. Call Recovery Unplugged at (855) 754-7793 or fill out our online form so we can get in touch with you immediately.