There isn’t Enough Room in Boca Raton for Your Drug Addiction

Whatever the substance or substances that you might be addicted to, there just isn’t space for your drug addiction in Boca Raton. There are just too many things that should occupy your time otherwise that are so much more beneficial for you to do. And when it comes to the people you interact with on a regular basis, your drug addiction may be causing them some hardship as well.


Impacts on Your Family and Friends

The reactions that your loved ones in Boca Raton can have to your drug addiction are rather varied. For some of them, there might not be much of an impact because they’re otherwise too aloof to actually notice changes in other people. When it comes to people who do pay attention, their reactions can come from anger, fear, depression, disappointment, and other emotions.

Though most of those are somewhat self explainable, fear is often the emotion that addicts don’t believe others will feel due to the drug use. However, the mood swings that often accompany drug addiction can leave some friends and family members, especially the children in your life, fearing for their safety.


You Risk Losing Your Job

A lot of the space that your drug addiction takes up will be directly related to how well you work. When the addiction gets too much control, it will push out work skills and things like dedication and punctuality to the point that you may get fired. Likewise, if you are irritable or aggressive while at work because you can’t use some substance, you risk getting fired again for treating customers or coworkers poorly.


Seek Treatment Immediately

Don’t let your drug addiction take up your space and life in Boca Raton. Get the substance abuse treatment you need right away by calling us at 800-319-6126 or contact us online.

Outpatient Treatment a More Complete Rehab Option than Meetings


Although group meetings and therapy sessions are often conducted for people going through outpatient treatment in our South Florida rehab center, they are only a portion of the services received in outpatient care. That being said, outpatient treatment is a more complete rehab program when compared to just social group meetings or 12 step programs.


How Outpatient Treatment Works

In South Florida, outpatient treatment works a lot like inpatient treatment with one major caveat – whenever you have free time, which is just any time that you do not have an appointment or scheduled gathering that you are supposed to attend, you have the option of going home (or anywhere else outside of the rehab center that you might need to go to like work or school).

Likewise, outpatient treatment will also mean that you can sleep in your own bed at night, which is often the preferable choice for rehab patients who have small children that need to be taken care of (or would be missed terribly) and those who live “paycheck to paycheck” since missing work could literally mean losing their home or not being able to afford food or gas for a week.


How to Get into an Outpatient Rehab Program

Getting into an outpatient rehab program is probably a lot easier than you think. All you need to do is give First Step a call at 800-319-6126 and set up a time for you to come in. When there you will fill out some paperwork, be evaluated, and choose a way to pay for rehab. Once admitted, you will work out a good schedule for your rehab services, and treatment will continue from there.

If they find that your addiction warrants on-site detox or an inpatient rehab program, the staff will highly recommend that you do so. However, the choice will still be ultimately yours and you may still choose to go into outpatient treatment in our South Florida rehab center.


Don’t Punish Yourself for a Drug Relapse

Upon finding yourself in the middle of a drug relapse after you thought you were no longer addicted to some substance or another, you might feel the urge to somehow punish yourself. This is most often done by degrading oneself privately. Another form of punishing yourself for a drug relapse can also include things like injuring yourself, which is commonly done through cutting the skin and punching or kicking hard inanimate objects.  


Relapse Can Happen to Anyone

One very important thing to remember when it comes to your addiction and relapse is that they can happen to anyone. Regardless of age, gender, tax bracket, race, education, religion, or any other demographic, relapses in drug abuse happens in all of them. Quitting a substance is no walk in the park, and you need to realize that relapses happen all the time to people just like you. If it happens to you, dust yourself off, inform your rehab center, therapist, addiction group, and anyone else who is a part of your addiction treatment support network. But most importantly, don’t self punish or play the blame game while pointing at yourself.


Issues from Self Punishment

If you start punishing yourself for a drug relapse in Pompano Beach, FL, you might lead yourself to much worse consequences than just feeling guilty for a few days. When it comes to injuring yourself as noted above, a mistake can quickly turn a small injury into a truly dangerous moment. Cuts can go too deep in sensitive parts of your wrists or legs. Punching a solid object can result in a broken hand and so on.


Even when you self punish by blaming yourself, you introduce and reinforce the idea that you are not worthy or ready to actually quit using drugs, which can lead to major issues even if they’re not physically damaging. These issues include numerous kinds of mental illnesses, not the least of which is depressive and anxiety disorders.


Quitting Again Improves Your Chances

As this section title says, tryng to quit again after a relapse is statistically more likely to result in quitting the substance you’re addicted to for the rest of your life, and those chances only increase every time an addict goes back to sobriety after a relapse no matter how many times they do so.


So, quit trying to punish yourself if you have a drug relapse in Pompano Beach and instead contact us for help and guidance in ending your addiction again.