Many individuals with addiction problems may find recovery to be difficult or challenging to them. Individuals who have entered the process of recovery often need the skills learned in treatment reinforced in their daily lives. Addiction recovery must be addressed one step at a time. Getting sober and completing an addiction treatment program is one of the first major steps in the recovery process, but once you are sober it is imperative that you remain committed to your recovery.
Recovering From Addiction
- Alcohol Addiction - is the most severe form of a drinking problem. Alcohol addiction has all of the symptoms of alcohol abuse, except afflicted individuals are also physically dependent on drinking. If a person relies on alcohol to function, he or she is considered an alcoholic. Alcohol addiction and even alcohol abuse can affect all aspects of one’s life and can eventually create serious health problems.
- Drug Addiction - may start out as a seemingly harmless and voluntary act of recreational drug use, but in time can develop into a compulsive and uncontrollable habit. As prolonged drug use continues, it can develop into drug addiction, severely impacting an individual’s brain chemistry and controlling ones life.
- Gambling Addiction – a recent study estimated that 15-20 million adults in the United States engage in problem gambling. Like alcohol and drug addiction, gaming addiction is a disease that may, ultimately, result in the loss of control over one’s actions and leave individuals with serious consequences.
- Prescription Medicine Addiction – the consequences of prescription medicine addiction have been steadily worsening and young adults are abusing prescription medicine at an alarming rate. A recent study showed that 52 million people in the US, have used prescription drugs non-medically in their lifetime.
- Sex Addiction - sex addicts will continue to engage in sexual behavior despite financial problems, potential arrest, health risks or broken relationships. The condition can destroy relationships and cause an individual to feel enslaved by their addiction to sexual thoughts and acts.
Your Addiction Recovery
For individuals in addiction recovery, it is important to remain committed to overcoming your addiction. The Meadows Outpatient Center works to help our patients continue their journey of recovery, while addressing both the psychological and physical triggers than can factor into a relapse.
The beautiful year-round weather of Scottsdale, Arizona makes The Meadows Outpatient Center the ideal place to begin or continue your journey of recovery. In a safe and nurturing community, our patients are guided on their journey of recovery by examining the underlying causes of addiction and co-occurring disorders. The goal is for these individuals to gain the courage to face difficult issues, including grief and loss; heal from emotional trauma; and become accountable for their own feelings, behaviors, and recovery. Visit us here or feel free to phone us at 800-244-4949.