How to Start Down a Path of Addiction Recovery

Last Updated: Sep 20th 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky

Addiction is one of the greatest and most powerful traps the human mind can fall in to. While a person can be intelligent and rational, the brain the human resides in is a complex organ, controlled via electricity and chemical changes. It’s easy for this device to fall into patterns and habits, and addiction is basically a supercharged compulsion. Whether you live in Hong Kong or Southeast Florida, addiction reaches people in all walks of life. So then, if you want to escape that kind of life, where’s the first place to start?

 

Self Realization

What is especially important when starting down a path to lifelong sobriety is that you believe and understand that, yes, you can recover from your addiction and that you can stay away from the drugs or alcohol that you are currently addicted to. Just like how millions of people become addicted to things, millions of people have successfully broken free of their addictions. The only real necessity is to gather the will to change your position in life and make the change needed to reclaim your life.

 

Rehab to Beat Addiction

Rehab is the first place to start if you’re serious about taking on your addiction. Home care can work, but it’s harder and not as safe as having medical staff on hand during the worst of the detox. The effects on both the body and mind can be taxing, and having people trained to help on hand is very helpful to the success of detox and rehab.

 

After-care

After the chemicals are out of the body, that’s not the only help a rehab clinic can provide. Once they’re gone, the mind is still weak against relapse and finding new addictions to fill the gap. With that in mind, clinical aftercare can make sure that every patient leaves with a support system in place.

 

If you know someone in the South Florida are who needs help with recovering from an addiction, or someone who just needs help getting back on their feet from an addiction, contact us at (866) 319-6126.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky

Brittany PolanskyBrittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is a Primary Clinician at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.