We commonly hear about the physical and health consequences of addiction. The physical side effects and the actual addiction itself are normally the focus of most traditional clinical style treatment facilities. The more we are able to learn about addiction, the more we understand that the physical side of addiction is only a small piece of the puzzle. For an addict to have a great chance of maintaining recovery and preventing relapse, all aspects of their well being must be addressed. The state of your mind, your body spirit should all be considered when looking for the right treatment facility. Addiction treatment programs have started to adapt the way they help treat patients to accommodate for any other needs that they have, to ensure they’re truly getting the help they need.
Physical Side Effects of Addiction
The physical aspects of treatment and addiction are the ones most commonly addressed. This includes treating the many side effects of the addiction in question, medical treatment for any health problems, and working to help overcome the addiction itself. If a patient is struggling with an addiction severe enough that withdrawal is likely, a medically-supervised detox program is often the first step to devising a treatment plan that works. Helping to clear the body of the substances that are affecting the body and mind opens the door to a recovery that extends past simply overcoming the physical addiction to a substance. A large majority of addicts also struggle with one or more mental health problems or develop one during the course of their substance abuse battle.
Mental and Spiritual Heath
When the mental and physical aspects of addiction are both treated together, it leads to a more balanced recovery. A dual diagnosis treatment program can ensure that both mental health and addiction are addressed. They have the tools following treatment to recognize situations, people, or other triggers that can set them back. The third piece to consider for a well-rounded treatment program is how they help look after your spirit.
It’s what makes you. Your personality, emotions, and your perspective on the world and on life all make up the part of you that most people refer to as your spirit. It is vastly unique from anyone else around you. When people go through some sort of trauma, abuse, or a tragic event, that part of us can be seriously damaged. It can lead to an intense feeling of hopelessness about our futures. That kind of pain can be overwhelming and frightening, and many times, people turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with those negative emotions.
Often, the person will feel as though they’ve lost some part of themselves throughout their addiction. Caring for your spiritual health doesn’t have to mean religion. The right treatment facility will help guide you through the process of finding out who you are without substances. They do this by helping you find what speaks to you.
Heal Your Whole Self with Oceanfront Recovery
Your story is waiting to begin with the rest of your life. Treatment is the beginning of the journey that changes your story. Addiction does not have to define the rest of your life. At Oceanfront Recovery, a treatment facility in Orange County, California, we believe that you can change your story. We provide a number of different addiction treatment programs to help overcome addiction and start a new chapter in life. Some of the programs we offer include:
- OCD Treatment Program
- EMDR Therapy Program
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program
- Family Therapy Program
Call us today at (877) 279-1777 for information on our programs for treatment, including our exclusive executive track.