If you or a loved one is struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, you have taken the first important step by looking into professional services at a rehabilitation facility. Drug addiction isn’t an easy thing to overcome. It takes time, dedication, a very strong will as well as professional and personal help. The decision to get treatment is a mature one that can better your life physically, mentally and socially.
From your detox to ongoing therapy, Serenity Oaks Wellness provides holistic options and individualized services to your treat drug and alcohol addiction. Our program helps you stop using illicit substances and teaches you how to live a long life of sobriety.
CAN WE TREAT YOUR ADDICTION?
According to the National Institute on Drug abuse, an estimated four million people will receive the care needed to overcome addiction. Considering that roughly 22.5 million Americans are classified as having a drug abuse or addiction problem, over 75% of people with this issue are suffering every day without the rehabilitation they need to live a happy, healthy life.
At Serenity Oaks Wellness, we treat a multitude of addictions and have tailor-made treatment programs for specific substances. Some of the more common abuse treatments we perform involve Heroin, Cocaine, Marijuana, Crystal Meth, Prescription Painkillers, dual diagnosis and Poly-drugs (combining multiple drugs at once).
No matter what substance is impeding your health, the general guidelines of addiction rehabilitation include medical and psychological treatment. If you are suffering and need help, please do not hesitate to call us. Let Serenity Oaks Wellness provide you with a plan of action to break the chain of drug abuse in your life.
ABUSE OR ADDICTION?
Abuse: a habitual taking of addictive or illegal drugs
Addiction: a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking behavior and drug use that is compulsive and difficult to control.
An example of abuse is a person who binge drinks every weekend for a year. This abuse may never cause an addiction, but it is a pattern of behavior that can lead to negative consequences. Consequences to drug abuse can be financial, legal, health related, work related and interpersonal.
Drug Addiction is much more serious and it typically leads to more severe consequences that can completely ruin your life. To be physically dependent on something that harms your health is a burden. Much like breathing or eating, if we decide to stop, there is significant pain. The only way to ease that pain is to satisfy the craving. That is what drug addiction feels like. The consequences of a drug addiction can extend very far sometimes, making it impossible to live a normal life. Luckily there are treatment centers like Serenity Oaks that provide options to get you back on your feet.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
We suggest that if you have a drug addiction, you place yourself into our inpatient residential rehabilitation facility. We offer outpatient programs as well, however, for long lasting success, round the clock attention and care is a more assured path to your recovery.
Our inpatient program includes a few key stages to your recovery:
Before we rush you into treatment, we want to assess your physical and mental needs. We use your medical history, addiction severity, mental health history and drug history to create a treatment program customized to suite your individual needs.
If you are experiencing a physical dependence on a substance, we put you through a safe detox that will cleanse the body of your dependency. Medication will typically be administered to reduce the severity of symptoms and make for a more comfortable detoxification.
Detox might be the most physically painful part of your rehab, but therapy and counselling are the most revealing. You will experience therapy based on your specific needs and personality type including group therapy, one on one sessions and other experiential therapies that can help you through your recovery.
Once you have left Serenity Oaks Wellness residential program, the real trial begins. It is easier to stay sober and focused when you have a continuum of care all day long, but it is much harder when you are on your own. We will develop a plan with you to assure that your sobriety is uninterrupted when temptation is highest.
HOW CAN YOU DO YOUR PART?
Serenity Oaks Wellness has a full staff to meet all your medical and mental health needs. However, your participation and attention is vital to a successful rehab. The most important thing to bring when entering your drug rehab treatment is a willingness to use our resources to achieve the best possible outcome for your recovery. Here are some tips to make your treatment a more effective experience.
- Try to be positive
- Keep an open mind
- Follow the rules closely. Some rules may seem arbitrary, but there is a reason for them. Every rule is designed to help you in some way. Let them.
- Avoid Relapse- It is rare that a patient suffers a relapse during inpatient treatment, but it does happen.
- Stay Strong- There will be good days and bad days. No one’s rehab will be perfect. Stay focused and keep pushing toward the end of the tunnel.
OBSTACLES TO TREATMENT
Not everyone can drop what they are doing and come to treatment. There are also potential issues that may come up while you are here that can affect success. Here are a few challenges that are typical and how to solve those challenges.
Rehabilitation facilities can be costly, but your rehab is important. We offer financing options, work with your insurance and we can even work with your friends and family for financial assistance.
People are different. They have conflicting thoughts and opinions. When under the stress of drug rehab, those conflicts could boil over into aggressive altercations. Try your best to avoid conflict and use our staff to solve any potential issues that may arise with other patients.
Adjusting to a Facility
Leaving the comfort of your home for a while can be rough for some people especially those with physical or mental illness. We can adjust to any scenario and tailor a plan to fit your specific needs no matter what they are. We will strive to be your home away from home.
The biggest impediment to your treatment is not taking it seriously. You get out of treatment what you put in. Stay positive. Stay committed.
DON’T DELAY YOUR RECOVERY
Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, FL, Serenity Oaks Wellness Center is an ideal place to treat your drug and alcohol addiction. With a professional and attentive staff, individualized programs and a commitment to health, our services help you overcome their dependence on drugs and live a life full of happiness and sobriety. Don’t wait to get help. If you or someone you care about is struggling with addiction, Serenity Oaks Wellness Center may be the right place for you to begin the recovery journey.