Why Recovery is the Antidote for Addiction

Why Recovery is the Antidote for Addiction

Since drugs and alcohol are pure poison to the body and often cause addiction, the only antidote that has been shown to counteract the poison of addiction is recovery in all its glory.

Recovery, according to SAMHSA, is a transformation process in which people improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and try to achieve their full potential. It takes bravery to decide to enroll in a dual diagnosis treatment program since it involves more than just discussing your thoughts or finding the fortitude to stop using. Addiction treatment alongside mental healthcare takes time and work to meet your physical, social, mental, and emotional requirements. Whether you're debating it or have already made your decision, take a moment to be proud of yourself for taking this crucial first step.

Here are some quick statistics to help you understand why addiction recovery is so important:

  • According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American individuals (aged 12 and older) struggled with a drug use problem in 2017.

  • In 2017, more than 74% of people who had a drug problem also had an alcohol use disorder.

  • 1 in 5 people have a depressive disorder

  • In 2017, over 38% of adults struggled with an illegal substance use problem.

  • In the same year, one out of every eight adults suffered from both alcohol and drug addiction.

  • In 2017, 8.5 million individuals in the United States had both a mental health and a drug use disease, a condition known as "co-occurring illnesses"

  • Suicide is now more common than a deadly car accident - Suicide has surpassed car accidents as the No. 1 cause of injury-related death in the United States

  • Drug misuse and addiction cost the United States more than $740 billion in lost productivity, healthcare costs, and crime-related costs each year.

You have a choice in the matter

Someone with an addiction can choose between two options: to continue going down the destructive path that addiction progressively navigates or to stop abusing drugs and alcohol. Being under the influence is not someone’s true persona and it blocks them from having a choice in the matter. When someone stops using or drinking, they have a greater chance of getting into recovery and starting to get well mentally, physically, and spiritually. Pacific Solstice provides patients and families with tools so when the drug, alcohol, isolation or obsessive thoughts are removed, they are replaced with something that brings you life, wholeness, joy and creativity.

You get to move in a better direction

Recovery is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Once you get into the swing of living a sober life, you'll be able to start doing things you previously believed were impossible. Recovery has the power to convert even the most deplorable individuals into messengers for other substance abusers. Additionally, spiritual growth can occur, giving many people's lives a whole new purpose. There is a stronger sense of connection with other people, which means that all relationships will get better.

You can be fulfilled

During addiction, most people’s daily purpose is to maintain their high, so they can feel better. The use of drugs creates a barrier between the user and his or her life. They may have had things or people in their lives that made them happy, but darkness always dominated that possibility for happiness throughout their lives. This can keep them from living up to their full potential in recovery because they are constantly chasing their drugs and alcohol. Recovery is full of possibilities that would otherwise be missed if someone is unable to remove the fog that sets in with numbing or avoiding. Your goals can be achieved in recovery by taking a chance that starts with putting down the drugs and alcohol, send us a text at 949.200.7929 to get support.

You are worth it

Drug use and alcohol abuse are thieves. They take away ambition, motivation, and self-worth in order to make an addict believe that they are not honorable enough to live within better means. Sober living helps you to reclaim the great elements of your life, allowing you to fully access and enjoy them. You will begin to comprehend sentiments of gratitude, love, support, joy, and connection without the need for drugs or alcohol. You'll build memories with your loved ones, remember them, and cherish them. You'll create a life worth living—one that is cognitively, psychologically, and physically healthy. Recovery is overflowing with good intentions and can be instrumental in showing anyone that wants it that they are worth it.

Let recovery change your life for the better.

Addiction makes life difficult to the point of unmanageability and brings more pain not less. Recovery, education and warmth over time can help someone get over their dependence and achieve extraordinary dreams! Not everyone is suited for Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. But, everyone can relate to obsessive and compulsive thoughts controlling the mind or behavior. Take a look at one of our Founder’s story about depression. Hope floats, as they say.

If you’re ready for some relief, Pacific Solstice might be the resource you need. It takes a lot of bravery to ask for help. Our Interdisciplinary Treatment Team is steeped in professional credentials and everyone serving our patients can identify with a personal recovery journey, whether theirs or a loved one. 

It’s common for individuals to need a comprehensive treatment plan, as the substance may not be the initial issue - stress, environment, trauma, or irrational thoughts might be the fuel source now it’s impossible to stop the substance without the help of experts. Habits, dependencies and physical cravings can be adjusted and life gets better quite quickly. The outcomes for those seeking help, and everyone around them, are extraordinary for the person who sticks past that initial month of change and adjustment. Allow us to assist you in discovering the advantages and treasures ahead. Our experienced staff is changing the landscape of psychiatry by integrating eastern and western medicine and collaborating based on your strengths, needs, abilities, preferences and goals. Before giving proven, effective treatments that are tailored to each of our customers, we take the time to listen. To learn how we can assist you or someone you care about getting into recovery, fill out this quick assessment and verify your insurance to budget and plan for your new life.

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