The First Step to Attacking Addiction

By: Lakeview Health Staff
Published: February 18, 2020

No one can pinpoint one single reason why people abuse drugs. Some individuals turn to substances to manage an unknown or untreated mental health disorder. Others abuse drugs or alcohol because of a past traumatic event. There are even some individuals who are genetically predisposed to the disease of addiction. In many cases, an individual does not even realize that they are headed down the road to addiction, and once they do, it is too late. However, it’s never too late to begin attacking addiction and heading down the right path of long-lasting recovery. Through Florida addiction treatment programs, recovery is achievable.

Signs of Drug Abuse and Addiction

Once an individual is struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, satisfying their cravings becomes their only goal in life. Family, friends, and responsibilities tend to take a backseat to addiction once it occurs. The abuse can also begin to change the appearance and overall health of an individual.

Before attacking addiction, an individual must be aware they need help. Signs and symptoms can include the following:

  • Sudden changes in weight
  • Changes in energy levels
  • Disrupted sleep patterns
  • Slurring of speech
  • Secretive behavior

Substance abuse will also have significant negative consequences on an individual’s family. Family members will have a tremendous amount of emotional stress, and relationships tend to undergo extreme strain. Most who struggle with addiction are going to need the help of an addiction treatment center. Through residential addiction treatment, an individual will be provided with the support, help, and guidance that are needed to overcome addiction. The treatment gives clients a safe haven away from the temptation of drugs and alcohol and affords the opportunity to work with therapists in individual and group settings so they can learn how to live life and handle the tribulations that are faced on an everyday basis without having to turn to drugs and alcohol.

Attacking addiction can even go a step further from treatment. Creating a relapse prevention plan for returning home can also keep clients on the right path. Identifying triggers and determining how to safely and effectively work past them can help individuals avoid turning back to harmful substances.

Attacking Addiction with Lakeview Health

At Lakeview Health, we strive to provide our clients with the tools they need for attacking addiction. Through our range of programs and therapies, our team is ready to help individuals strive to be their very best.

Our programs include the following:

We also offer a range of therapy options for clients, including:

By creating a treatment plan that includes these services, our team is able to help clients identify the cause of addiction and move forward in life. We also offer trauma-informed care for those in need.

Attacking addiction is possible. Contact Lakeview Health today. Our admissions team is ready to help you begin your journey towards lasting recovery. We are proud to accept Aetna, Cigna, and United Healthcare at our facility.