Escape from the Revolving Door

For most people, recovering from drugs and/or alcohol can be confusing.  There are a lot of treatment options across different levels of care: Detox, hospitalization and medication stabilization, rehabilitation centers, intensive outpatient programs, and sober living houses.  Everyone is giving you their opinion on what is right for you.

I struggled with getting sober, unsuccessfully, from the ages of 18-24.  I would relapse, go to the hospital, and get stabilized on medicine. A few weeks later, I would return to the same people, places, and routines that had led to my addiction in the first place, giving me little chance for success.

Quality sobriety depends on structure within the step-down level of care process.  Starting with detox, we withdraw from substances in a medically supervised environment.  Followed with in-patient treatment where different modalities are used over the course of 1-3 months to increase recovery capital and to learn tools and resources to sustain recovery.  Here we learn of support groups and 12-step programs including AA and NA among others.  These types of programs increase our network of support and our quality of life.  Next, Sober Living is a great place to build upon our recovery and create a life worth living while maintaining improvements initiated in earlier stages of treatment.  Lastly, attendance at an IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) in conjunction with Sober Living, significantly increases our chances of lifelong sobriety. 

A Great Sober Living Option

Sober living homes offer the opportunity for you to “ease into” life again. Skipping sober living to live on your own puts you in great risk for relapse. At Fireside Recovery, you will be surrounded by like-minded individuals with the same goal of maintaining sobriety. With this foundation of support, you are ready to build relationships with family and friends, set goals, build skills of daily living, maintain a job, and share resources. Fireside Recovery offers a safe living environment, free of drugs and alcohol, to facilitate your transition back into society.

If you’re anything like me, recovery is a slow but steady journey.  Years later, while recovering from addiction, I continue to improve and show noticeable changes in mood and motivation.  To talk about your options and what level of care is right for you, please contact: JMoore@FiresideRecovery.com

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