In the United States, millions of people struggle with some form of addiction. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, recovery may seem difficult or even impossible. However, addiction is treatable. With appropriate support, anyone can live a fulfilling life free from addiction.
At Empowered Recovery, we provide you with the skills and support you need to reclaim your life and build a sober future. Our world-class center offers individualized treatment plans to each client to provide the best chance of life-long recovery. We additionally provide top-tier medical and psychological care through evidence-based treatment methods. We stay by your side, from beginning to end, as you overcome addiction and begin your sober life.
We recognize that addiction can take many forms. As a result, we provide treatment for alcohol, drug, and behavioral disorders. We additionally offer a dual diagnosis program for clients who live with co-occurring disorders alongside their addiction. We assess your needs and provide you with the best treatment plan for some time.
However, when you start drinking too much, too frequently or become dependent on alcohol, drinking can become very dangerous. According to the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, alcohol use disorders (AUD) affect over 14.5 million people each year.
Alcohol addiction, or alcoholism, is when you compulsively seek and drink alcohol, despite its negative consequences. It is characterized by physical changes in the brain that produce strong urges to drink alcohol, which can be very difficult to resist.
Alcohol addiction is different from other types of AUD like binge drinking, heavy drinking, or alcohol dependence. However, addiction often develops from excessive drinking and dependence, and any kind of alcohol abuse is problematic and may require treatment.
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Drug addiction is a pervasive problem in the United States – over 20 million people struggle with SUD. Substance abuse can affect all aspects of a person’s life, such as health, work, and family life. It also causes extensive social and economic problems, costing over $600bn each year.
Every drug affects the body differently. However, they can be classified into four main categories:
Drug addiction puts you at risk of a range of health and social problems.
Sometimes it can be hard to tell if you or a loved one is struggling with drug addiction. Here are some signs to look out for:
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Many people assume that addictions always involve substances like alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. However, you can also develop an addiction to specific behaviors that give you a pleasurable high. The scientific community is increasingly recognizing the prevalence of these addictions – in 2015 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) formally classified gambling disorder as a behavioral addiction.
Some of the most common kinds of behavioral addiction are:
Behavioral addictions develop similarly to drug addictions – by repeatedly engaging in an activity over a period of time. When you engage in pleasurable activities, your brain releases a small amount of dopamine that makes you feel good.
Over time, your brain connects the activity with this feeling and produces urges to repeat the experience. These urges can become so powerful that you want to engage in the activity even when it is harmful to yourself and others.
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According to research by SAMHSA, almost half of people with a substance use disorder also struggle with a co-occurring mental health condition. Mental disorders like anxiety, unresolved trauma, and depression can be driving factors behind addictive behavior. They can also complicate treatment, deplete your energy, and affect your ability to communicate openly with a therapist.
Treating co-occurring disorders alongside addiction is crucial to successful recovery. If left unaddressed, mental health issues can restart addictive behavior even after long periods of abstinence. At Empowered Recovery, our dual diagnosis program offers expert-led and evidence-based treatments for mental health conditions. We are committed to providing exceptional, personalized care that facilitates holistic healing and lays the foundations for life-long recovery.
Drug, alcohol, and behavioral addictions can be devastating, but there is a way out. No matter how severe their problem, most people benefit from some kind of treatment.
At Empowered Recovery, we provide you with an evidence-based, individualized treatment program to help you develop the skills to overcome your addiction. Our expert team delivers top-tier medical care tailored to your unique needs. Our treatment approaches include:
We offer three levels of compassionate care, depending on your needs. These are:
Alcohol abuse can lead to a range of health problems and injuries, including:
Some clients start in PHP and progress through the other stages, while others begin in outpatient programming. In each instance, we ensure that you receive the support you require while offering you the flexibility you need to fulfill responsibilities outside of the center.
We understand that recovery is more than just overcoming addictive behaviors – it’s about empowering you to reclaim your life. We stay by your side throughout your journey to offer guidance and support as you develop the skills you need to build your future. We provide individualized life skills training throughout your time with us and a year of free recovery coaching at no extra cost.
Recovery from addiction can be challenging, but we’re here to help. We provide you with the authentic, professional experience you need to overcome your addiction and achieve your full potential. Contact us today to make the change.
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