Treatment For Substance Abuse
We understand how powerful treatment can be.
Substance abuse takes many forms, from the person who regularly has too many drinks with dinner to the person who engages in multi-day cocaine binges. Because the range of substance abuse is so broad, the symptoms of abuse for each individual type of substance vary. What they all have in common, however, is the complete devastation that they can cause in the lives of those who abuse them.
At ICFR, we understand how pervasive and powerful substance abuse can be. As such, we have developed comprehensive, individualized substance abuse treatment programs that make us a great place for a new beginning, free from the grips of addiction to substances.
1. Know your substances.
Investigate your loved one’s drug(s) of choice. Learn about the signs of intoxication and overdose so you can be more prepared in case of a crisis. Talk with addiction specialists.
2. Be open with your loved one.
Tell him or her that you know about his or her struggle with substances, and do so with an open and vulnerable honesty. Listen to your loved one’s story and work with him or her to find common ground. While it is normal to feel a range of emotions, from sadness to anger to frustration to betrayal, try your best to be nonjudgmental and receptive.
3. Help your loved one with the details.
Offer to schedule appointments with a treatment center and consider accompanying your loved one to the appointment. If your loved one decides to begin treatment, make arrangements for transportation, child care, and other logistical concerns so your loved one can focus on getting better.
4. Take care of yourself.
You will not be much help to your loved one if you are burned out and exhausted. Give yourself permission to step away from taking care of your loved one from time to time, and make time for yourself.
5. Set healthy boundaries.
You are not responsible for curing your loved one’s addiction, and his or her journey to recovery may be different from what you hoped for. Be flexible with him or her and understand that any steps towards treatment require great strength and courage.
Perhaps the most important thing you can do is try your best to support your loved one. Research on recovery suggests close relationships are a powerful buffer against stress. As such, your relationship is actually a critical part of your loved one’s recovery process. To whatever extent you are able, engage with and care for your loved one.
Cutting-Edge Substance Abuse Treatment
The Premier Indiana Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center
At ICFR, our substance abuse treatment programs help you stabilize from addictions, learn strategies for recovery, and connect to a long-term recovery community. With education and group therapy, we help you understand the disease model of addiction and set up recovery strategies to meet your situation and needs. In conjunction with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, we utilize a model of acceptance & commitment protocols, which help you recognize the substance abuse cycle you’ve been living and how to progress into the addiction recovery cycle. Our multi-disciplinary team consists of staff who are caring, compassionate physicians, nurses and counselors.
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Indiana Center For Recovery
1004 W First Street
Bloomington, IN 47403
Tel: (812) 822-2510
Fax: (888) 516-3613