Recovering from addiction or substance abuse can be daunting if you’re
trying to get sober. Most addicts seeking sobriety begin their journey
with either Alcoholics (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Some try one-on-one
therapy instead. For those who realize they need a stronger support system,
inpatient treatment might be a better alternative to AA or NA. Inpatient
treatment makes use of recovery meetings, individual and group therapy,
and the support of those recovering around you. The following are just
some of the benefits of having support when recovering from addiction:
Long-term support: The longer someone stays in treatment, the more positive their results
are likely to be. In fact,
The National Institute on Drug Abuse recommends a program of at least 90 days for inpatient treatment. Studies
have shown that those who get long-term help are more likely to remain
sober 3 years longer than those who don’t.
Follow-up care: As is true with any disease or disorder, follow-up care and monitoring
is important when you are recovering from an addiction. Inpatient treatment
provides you with a large network of people to reach out to when recovery
becomes difficult. Participating in intensive outpatient and sober living
programs allows you more follow-up support during recovery.
More treatment options: What works for one person won’t work for everyone, different things
work for different people. Trying different recovery activities can help
identify the recovery regimen that best fits you.
Detox support: Self-detoxing is not only risky, it can also be life-threatening. Due
to dangers like hallucinations, seizures, and panic attacks, it is recommended
to get professional help when attempting to come off drugs or alcohol.
Community support: Many treatment programs will help you find a job, go back to school, and
even find housing when you’re ready. This support can be incredibly
helpful during a period of intense change.
The strong system provided by long-term support service can help you stay
sober longer than attempting recovery by yourself. Rather than try to
recover on your own, reach out to professionals who can help you find
the right kind of facility or program that fits your needs.
Need more information about recovery options? Let our team of Chico behavioral
health professionals help you. Contact us today.