Understanding you’re on the downward spiral into addiction gives you a chance to enter a drug recovery program and turn your life around. One Alkaline Life, LLC’s team of mental health professionals offers expert counseling that forms a critical part of the drug recovery process. Call One Alkaline Life, LLC’s office in Waldorf, Maryland, to learn more about overcoming addiction, or request a telehealth appointment by completing the online booking form today.
Drug recovery is a process you go through when you decide to stop taking a substance you abuse or have become addicted to. This could include alcohol and prescription medications such as opioid painkillers and illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine.
The first step is recognizing you have a substance abuse problem. Signs that the substance you use is affecting your well-being include:
If you can’t get through the day without a drink or a pill, you’re in danger of becoming lost in addiction. This serious mental health problem causes people to put their jobs, homes, families, and lives at risk by pursuing their chosen substance.
After committing to overcoming substance use disorder, you go through a withdrawal phase. This is where your mind and body adjust to not having the substance you crave and start to heal.
Your doctor can help you manage the early days of withdrawal, which often cause unpleasant problems. Medications can reduce withdrawal effects, including nausea and vomiting, tremors, sweating, abdominal pain, and other distressing symptoms. They can also help you manage any cravings.
Medication alone isn’t enough to succeed with drug recovery, though. Therapy with a skilled addiction counselor is vital to your success. One Alkaline Life, LLC’s team of mental health professionals can help using their expertise in drug recovery.
Therapists specializing in drug recovery help you overcome your substance use disorder in several ways.
They can help you set achievable short-term goals as you work through the withdrawal process. Once you’re sober, your One Alkaline Life, LLC therapist teaches you coping strategies and skills that help you regain your emotional and physical well-being.
As you continue your drug recovery journey, your therapist helps you identify the issues that made you vulnerable to addiction and process them.
For expert help with your drug recovery, call One Alkaline Life, LLC, or request a telehealth appointment online today.