Considering Professional Help
Have you been thinking about getting help for a substance use disorder? That is great news!
But maybe you are having some doubts. You could find yourself worrying about what the detox and rehab experience will be like. Or you could be worried about staying clean and sober after treatment is over. You may feel like once you walk out the doors of a residential treatment center you will not have the resources or support you need to avoid sliding back into old habits. Maybe these concerns make you feel like it would just be a waste of time to pursue treatment.
We understand all of these concerns. And we have good news. Peak View Behavioral Health is prepared to support you not only during detox and rehab but well beyond. We are invested in your successful and ongoing recovery.
We Should Start at the Beginning
At Peak View Behavioral Health, we are absolutely committed to treating the whole person when we are treating a substance use disorder. That means we understand that you are not defined by your substance use disorder—and that your disorder may be intertwined with other issues and disorders that must be addressed. Our dedication to providing a continuum of care ensures that your support is comprehensive, from the beginning.
In order to have as complete a picture as possible, we will go through a comprehensive assessment with you when you are admitted. Our licensed addiction professionals understand that every person’s situation is different. In order to build a personalized care plan, we will work with you to gain an understanding of what traumas or other issues might be underlying causes and contributors to the development of your substance use disorder. Having a clear sense of underlying problems gives us a better opportunity to help you build resiliency going forward so that you are more likely to maintain your sobriety over the long term.
Our hope is that this commitment to personalized care will help put you more at ease as you go through detox and treatment.
The End of Treatment is Not the End
Armed with this better sense of what you might expect when you are admitted for detox and treatment, you might be feeling more confident about following through on your desire to get help for your substance use disorder.
But you may still be feeling pretty nervous about what happens when your time in residential treatment comes to an end. Will you be able to maintain your sobriety? And what happens if you can’t?
Let’s take those questions one at a time.
First, at Peak View Behavioral Health we are dedicated to a continuum of care that will give you all the resources and help you need to feel confident about your recovery journey. Our treatment program includes developing personalized strategies for relapse prevention. We make a plan for your discharge from Peak View. We will answer your questions, point you toward resources in your community, and remind you how far you have come. We want you to enter recovery feeling strong and confident—and through our continuum of care, we will follow up with you for a full year to ensure your treatment plan continues to serve you well.
That said, it is simply undeniable that you will face challenges when it comes to maintaining your hard-won sobriety. Your old habits will tempt you. New stressors will arise. You may struggle to reestablish relationships or have trouble reclaiming the trust of your coworkers.
And you may experience a relapse.
That might feel like a failure, but we want to reassure you that relapse is a common experience—and certainly not the end of your recovery journey.
So what should you do? You should head back to treatment as soon as possible. We understand that you might think this is a waste of time. You might imagine yourself in an endless cycle of treatment and relapse—and that is understandably discouraging.
But let’s shift our thinking. A return to rehab is an opportunity to recalibrate your treatment plan. You will have a chance to reflect on what worked for you and what didn’t as your recovery was getting underway. We can offer additional strategies that more directly address the specific stumbling block that tripped you up. This adjustment to your personalized plan will give you confidence to try again.
We should note that a return to detox and rehab will necessitate starting at the beginning again. That may be frustrating, and you might wish you could have a condensed experience, but the fact of the matter is that engaging with the full program offers you the best chance for success. And in the end, that’s the goal, right?
The essential thing to keep in mind is that achieving long-term sobriety is a process. That process may include setbacks or disappointments. But it will all be worth it once you can confidently and consistently maintain your sobriety.
We Are Here to Help All Along the Journey
It might be helpful to frequently remind yourself that detox, rehab, and recovery are an ongoing journey—one that is long and may include the occasional detour that you wish you could avoid. That being said, the importance of a continuum of care is apparent. All of us at Peak View Behavioral Health want to reassure you that you will not be on this journey alone. You can count on us for support—not judgment—no matter where you are on your personal path. We are open and have precautions in place to protect you from the COVID-19 virus. Contact us today.