Recovering from addiction or substance abuse can be daunting if you’re trying to get sober. Most addicts seeking sobriety begin their journey with either Alcoholics (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Some try one-on-one therapy instead. For those who realize they need a stronger support system, inpatient treatment might be a better alternative to AA or NA. Inpatient treatment makes use of recovery meetings, individual and group therapy, and the support of those recovering around you. The following are just some of the benefits of having support when recovering from addiction:
- Long-term support: The longer someone stays in treatment, the more positive their results are likely to be. In fact, The National Institute on Drug Abuse recommends a program of at least 90 days for inpatient treatment. Studies have shown that those who get long-term help are more likely to remain sober 3 years longer than those who don’t.
- Follow-up care: As is true with any disease or disorder, follow-up care and monitoring is important when you are recovering from an addiction. Inpatient treatment provides you with a large network of people to reach out to when recovery becomes difficult. Participating in intensive outpatient and sober living programs allows you more follow-up support during recovery.
- More treatment options: What works for one person won’t work for everyone, different things work for different people. Trying different recovery activities can help identify the recovery regimen that best fits you.
- Detox support: Self-detoxing is not only risky, it can also be life-threatening. Due to dangers like hallucinations, seizures, and panic attacks, it is recommended to get professional help when attempting to come off drugs or alcohol.
- Community support: Many treatment programs will help you find a job, go back to school, and even find housing when you’re ready. This support can be incredibly helpful during a period of intense change.
The strong system provided by long-term support service can help you stay sober longer than attempting recovery by yourself. Rather than try to recover on your own, reach out to professionals who can help you find the right kind of facility or program that fits your needs.
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