Feeling alone, hopeless, angry or worthless because of an addiction? That is most likely because despite the immediate rush of euphoria that drugs and alcohol gives by their very natures, also breed deep feelings of anger, loneliness, detachment, shame, and hopelessness.
When you’re struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, sobriety can seem like an impossible goal. But recovery is never out of reach, no matter how hopeless your situation seems. Change is possible with the right treatment, support, and by addressing the root cause of your addiction. Never give up—even if you’ve tried and failed many times before. The road to recovery often involves bumps, pitfalls, and setbacks. But by examining the problem and thinking about change, you’re already on your way.
The most important part of resolving the problem is being motivated enough to change. Having the motivation to not only stop the drinking or drug taking but making changes that will affect whole lifestyles and friendships.
Here are a few things to keep in mind on your road to recovery:
- Explore your treatment options
- Reach out for support
- Learn healthy ways to cope with stress
- Keep triggers and cravings in check
- Build a meaningful drug-free life
- Don’t let relapse keep you down
Don’t Go It Alone
You must seek help before stopping or cutting down suddenly on drinking or using drugs – it is critical that you obtain the advice of an appropriate professional. It is potentially dangerous, even life-threatening can be a very unpleasant, and distressing experience to suddenly stop taking something your body has become accustomed to.
Effective Medications are Available
Right Path Treatment Centers use the newest and most successful treatment program that couples Medication, Behavioral Therapy, and Support as a complete 3-part program. This is the most successful, proven way to gain long-lasting sobriety. MAT Programs have the highest success rates, Period.
MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) is using a medication such as Buprenorphine combined with Naloxone to help curb the withdrawal symptoms and pain that are associated with trying to come off of opioid medications and heroin.
Traditional pharmacotherapy for Alcohol Addiction Treatment consisting of time-tested inexpensive and proven modalities such as Disulfiram (Antabuse) and Oral Naltrexone or Naltrexone implants, most often combined with a variety of ancillary medication to improve its effectiveness.
Newer drugs such as Acamprosate and certain anticonvulsants could be a good addition/alternative to your treatment regimen.
If you are seeking help and treatment for your addiction, the following resources will help you understand addiction and the options that are available for treatment and recovery.
- Alcohol Addiction Treatment
- Opioid Addiction Treatment
- Frequently Asked Questions About Suboxone
- How Addiction Counseling Can Help
- Rethinking How you Talk About Addiction
- Is Suboxone Treatment Right for You?
- Methadone, Buprenorphine or Suboxone?
- National Opioid Overdose Epidemic Statistics
- Medically Assisted Treatment Implants
- Buprenorphine & Suboxone FAQs
- Talking with your Doctor, One on One
If you are worried that you may have an addiction and you are unsure of what steps you should take, call Right Path Treatment Center at (757) 321-0795 or make an appointment online and we will recommend treatment options that will work for you and your loved one.