Addiction is a complex disease that most people cannot overcome on their own. However, many people feel they should be able to stop addictive behaviors without outside assistance. Realistically, most people with substance use disorder (SUD) benefit significantly from personalized treatment.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “Drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by compulsive, or uncontrollable, drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences and changes in the brain, which can be long-lasting.” Lighthouse Recovery Texas provides a tailored partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP) that help clients recover from SUD.
Can I Control My Own Addiction?
People naturally want to feel in control of their life, including recovery from SUD. However, most people do not have the support system or resources to treat substance misuse independently. Although some people may have fewer symptoms and established support systems, they may not understand the realities of addiction recovery. Attempting to achieve and maintain sobriety without the oversight of an addiction specialist can lead to severe complications and potential relapse.
Some potential side effects of attempting to recover from SUD alone include:
- Increased risk of relapse and overdose
- Potentially lethal detox and withdrawal symptoms
- Increased risk of developing mental health issues
- Difficulty recognizing problem areas that need to be addressed
- Possible complications related to co-occurring mental health disorders
Substance misuse affects your mind and body in various ways. A rehabilitation program can address those issues and any co-occurring disorders affecting recovery. In addition, if you try to quit “cold turkey” without supervision, you may experience severe withdrawal symptoms and side effects that may lead to severe illness, injury, or death.
What Are the Best Treatments for Addiction?
Addiction recovery looks different for everyone. A personalized care plan provides the best outcomes. At Lighthouse Recovery Texas, we prioritize small groups and tailored care to ensure everyone has access to essential recovery tools. All of our groups have a limit of eight clients to ensure each person has the time and space they need to share and gain insight.
Treatment options for rehabilitation include:
- Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
- Residential treatment (RTC)
- Partial hospitalization
- Intensive outpatient
- Sober living
Lighthouse Recovery Texas offers PHP, IOP, long-term support services, and sober housing. We understand that some people have responsibilities and preferences that do not allow them to attend residential treatment. Our programs can give you the support you need to heal and thrive during recovery while providing additional freedom and the ability to practice the skills you learn in your day-to-day life during treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Outpatient Treatment?
Many people with mild symptoms begin outpatient treatment to help them get started on their recovery journey. Outpatient programs provide the most freedom, which can ensure you can do the following:
- Look after family members or pets
- Work and attend to various professional responsibilities
- Attend school
- Maintain social connections and attend various events
During admissions, individuals attending Lighthouse Recovery Texas undergo extensive screening and assessments. We can help you determine which level of care will meet your needs and provide effective support.
Do I Need Medication to Recover From Addiction?
Not everyone requires medication-assisted treatment to recover from SUD successfully. However, MAT provides a safer transition through detox for certain substances, including alcohol, prescription painkillers, and opioids.
Many people feel uncomfortable with MAT and think they can recover independently. Unsupervised withdrawal from opioids and long-term alcohol misuse can cause severe withdrawal symptoms that include:
- Dissociative events
- Delirium tremens
MAT provided under the care of an addiction recovery professional significantly reduces or eliminates the risk of severe withdrawal symptoms. The admissions assessment will determine if you would benefit from prescription medication.
What Does Long-Term Recovery Look Like?
Long-term recovery looks different for everyone undergoing treatment. Engaging fully during rehabilitation will give you the tools and experience you need to maintain sobriety after leaving the structured treatment. For some people, the transition can feel destabilizing. However, Lighthouse Recovery Texas will ensure you have all the support you need to overcome challenges during aftercare.
According to Alcohol Research Current Reviews, “continuing care is widely believed to be an important component of effective treatment for substance use disorder, particularly for those individuals with a problem severe enough to require specialty care treatment.”
Long-term recovery and aftercare usually involve the following:
- Individual therapy
- Attending regular self-help or 12-Step meetings
- Engaging in sober activities and communities
- Establishing relapse prevention and crisis management strategies
- Taking advantage of local resources
- Establishing and maintaining a healthy support system
Individuals struggling with SUD can successfully achieve sobriety with the help of our dedicated team. You do not have to struggle with your recovery alone. A professional addiction recovery program can ensure you have access to all the tools and resources you need to heal and build a healthy foundation for your future.
Some people might feel frustrated with their inability to recover from SUD on their own. However, addiction is a brain disease that causes compulsive thoughts and behaviors. Addiction can affect a person’s ability to make decisions, think clearly, and avoid risk-taking behaviors. Professional addiction recovery services provide essential support and resources that most people cannot access independently. Early intervention, diagnosis, and treatment ensure the best possible outcome. The dedicated care team at Lighthouse Recovery Texas can give you the tools you need to heal from the damage caused by substance misuse. We can help you take back control of your life. To learn more about our services, call (214) 396-0259.