At The Source, we do not provide addiction treatment services but can assist in finding you the best treatment program for you. A component of the added layer of support we talk about, is to educate the community. We strive to bridge the gap between the person and their next step in life by identifying their specific needs. Each center is different but there are programs that are right for you. Please take some time to read some pertinent information below about what to expect with treatment and take a look further into the definition & components of addiction based on the “American Society of Addiction (ASAM).”
Going in for treatment can be a scary time for everyone, even those who have been to treatment in the past. Some may view treatment as a temporary loss of freedom but treatment is the foundation that provides freedom from active addiction and the lifestyle it brings.
Rest assure that you will be fully educated on the program that YOU choose. We help in finding the appropriate program for you by taking a holistic approach. We will work together on the options available to you so that YOU can make the best educated decision. We will look into your insurance coverage to be sure that you are fully aware of what type of coverage you have and will explain your coverage to you. We will look into options for centers that are most practical for you while breaking down every barrier that may stand in your way such as prior treatment history, family dynamics, dual diagnosis, finances, legal issues, & location. Assistance with treatment placement can help reduce anxiety & fear that comes with going in for treatment for both the person in need and their families. We will coach you & your families every step of the way on what to expect before, during and after treatment so that you can make the most out of your treatment stay, acclimation back into life and on your journey thru recovery. The treatment center you will be admitting to will also be able to answer any and all questions you may have.
One of the biggest components of recovery & part of addiction treatment is education & self discovery. This education includes what the disease of addiction is, how it affects you & your loved ones & education on aftercare resources available to you, amongst other categories. Most importantly, you will learn about yourself. In order to be able to begin the self-recovery/discovery process, you along with your counselor will first take a look inside as to how or why the addiction started in the first place and grow from there.
By looking at yourself as a whole and your addiction truthfully and honestly, a person can change their attitude and perspective about drug and alcohol use and truly see addiction for what it is. Typically during treatment, one will learn about the dynamics of addiction, the effects drugs and alcohol have on the body, and the consequences of continued drug or alcohol use. The staff at treatment centers are there to help, but you must be willing to take a look inside and do the work to change, grow and in turn, you will learn more than you expected about yourself and your addiction.
One of the biggest accomplishments other than successfully completing treatment is the decision you make in regards to aftercare. The best choice in preventative care is staying clean & sober however, choosing to engage in an aftercare program, no matter what type of aftercare program you choose provides you a much higher chance at success.
Aftercare programs can include intensive outpatient treatment, residence at a halfway house, 12-step meetings, private therapy with a counselor, psychiatric services, along with other suggestions such as support systems like The Source to help avoid the situations and triggers that might cause a relapse.
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.
Addiction is characterized by inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. Like other chronic diseases, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission. Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death.
Addiction is more than a behavioral disorder. Features of addiction include aspects of a person’s behaviors, cognitions, emotions, and interactions with others, including a person’s ability to relate to members of their family, to members of their community, to their own psychological state, and to things that transcend their daily experience.
Behavioral manifestations and complications of addiction, primarily due to impaired control, can include:
Cognitive changes in addiction can include:
Emotional changes in addiction can include:
©2019 American Society of Addiction Medicine.