Substance abuse is an insidious and growing problem that crosses all levels of geography and socioeconomic levels. The poor, the wealthy and the middle class are all affected, young and old, men and women. The easy availability of prescription drugs, alcohol and street drugs make all groups vulnerable to abusive behavior. Once it begins, it’s a physical, psychological and emotional tailspin that can be hard to pull out of without help. If you’ve noticed the signs of addiction in a friend or family member, then you know how difficult it is to witness that struggle.
A decision can be made by families, friends or an individual to seek treatment. Once that decision is made, a full range of emotional and physical factors come into play. It isn’t easy to admit helplessness in the face of addiction. An addict can experience feelings of guilt, loss of control, physical withdrawal and even anger toward those trying to help. The connection between emotions and substance abuse is right out in the open, and it’s important for friends and family to be prepared for what’s in store as the first steps toward recovery are taken. Each individual experiences this process differently. We’re prepared with the knowledge needed to address every aspect of the intervention process.
At Springfield IL treatment centers for addiction, we specialize in intervention. Whether the substance being abused is alcohol, heroin or prescription painkillers, a full complement of individual and group therapies has been developed by our staff for the sole purpose of healing the mental, physical and emotional roots of addiction. Medically supervised detoxification is carefully monitored by professional staff. In serious cases, medication is prescribed to ease the physical effects of withdrawal. We offer residential treatment and outpatient counseling and support as well as a full complement of recovery tools to explore. Accepting help is only the first of many steps toward conquering addiction and maintaining sobriety. Drug and alcohol abuse requires ongoing, extensive treatment and recovery to help prevent relapse.
Environmental stress and triggers for abuse are many. Building the mental and physical resolve to counter them takes time, effort, self-knowledge and deep commitment. Support groups, family programs and one-on-one support are all designed to strengthen and build a foundation for resisting addictive behavior and maintaining a healthy and sober lifestyle. Far from the sprawl of urban centers, Springfield is an ideal place to relax and focus on life-saving treatments that mend the mind, body and spirit. It’s hard to admit the need for help. Begin the journey of recovery today, or set a loved one on the right path by calling (217) 801-9201. That first step can make all the difference in the world.
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