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Stepping into Recovery

Drug Addiction is a serious brain disease. Underlying the addiction are often co-occurring disorders. Mental health and substance abuse disorders do not go away on their own. The good news is that entering rehab can start you on your road to recovery. You do not have to suffer alone.

It’s important to acknowledge the warning signs of drug addiction and co-occurring disorders like anxiety, depression and PTSD. If left untreated, substance use can develop into physical and psychological drug dependence. Ignoring the warning signs not only jeopardizes your health and future, it also causes you to lose control of your life. The first step on the road to recovery is acknowledging that you have a problem.

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The hardest step is the very first one: committing to recovery.  While the first step may take courage, admitting you have a problem opens the door for a solution. It may seem impossible or even terrifying, but you must first envision a new, clean life before achieving one.

You may wonder if you can handle the change or if you really have what it takes to recover. Don’t let the doubts hold you back. Instead, know that with commitment to recovery, motivation, and the right support, you can complete the journey to recovery.

The Warning Signs of Addiction

The first step to recovery is admitting you need help. This is usually difficult because even when addiction is obvious, denial is common. Certain behaviors and physical symptoms can help you identify when substance abuse treatment is necessary, however. If you are the one who is abusing drugs or alcohol, ask a trusted, sober friend for help. You can also call JourneyPure Emerald Coast, where we have an intake counselor available 24 hours a day, everyday, to answer your questions about addiction and recovery.

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Common behaviors, signs and symptoms include:

  • Lying about or denying abuse. Hiding drug and alcohol abuse indicates shame, and it is the most common addiction behavior.
  • Withdrawal symptoms. When a person tries to quit but goes back to using because the physical and emotional symptoms are too uncomfortable, that indicates addiction.
  • Personal problems. This includes trouble with relationships, reputation, work, money or the law.
  • Ignored responsibilities, people or hobbies. When using becomes more important than other people or things that used to matter more, using is a problem.
  • Changes in everyday habits. Changes in appearance, sleep habits, weight and overall health can indicate addiction is a problem.

Explore Your Treatment Options

Integrative successful recovery requires support. Professional mental health and substance abuse treatment equips you with proven tools necessary to live a happy life of sobriety. When considering your treatment options, keep the following in mind:

Treatment should address more than substance abuse

There are many genetic and psychological factors that contribute to addiction. A good addiction treatment center will address any co-occurring disorders, which can fuel substance abuse. JourneyPure Emerald Coast is a treatment center in Florida that emphasizes mental health and specializes in dual diagnosis.

There isn’t a magic “formula” for addiction recovery

When it comes to recovery, it’s important to remember that everyone’s needs are different. Your addiction treatment should be tailored to address your unique challenges and situation. JourneyPure Emerald Coast utilizes professional therapists, counselors and health professionals to work with each client privately and individually to ensure the best treatment possible.

Follow-through is the key to success

Once you commit to a life of sobriety, it’s important to follow through on that commitment. Remember, a game plan is useless without execution. When you commit to recovery, you’ll meet coaches and teammates who will walk with you through every play toward the goal of clean living.

Find Support and Make Accountability Partners

The journey to recovery doesn’t have to be a lonely one. A healthy support system is critical to your success. Lean on your family and close friends. They are an invaluable asset in drug addiction recovery that provides encouragement, guidance and a listening ear. Furthermore, when you start a treatment program, make the most of your experience.

Staying in an addiction treatment facility provides a supportive place to live while establishing a new, healthy life. Build a sober network and find accountability partners. Be open with your therapists and counselors. Utilize healthy tools to cope with stress, loneliness, anger and anxiety.


Build a Recovery Based Life

Recovery exposes you to methodologies proven to build a meaningful, healthy life.

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Experiential treatment therapy
  • Medically supervised detoxification
  •  Intensive inpatient and outpatient programs
  •  Individual and group counseling
  •  Family counseling
  •  And much more

At JourneyPure Emerald Coast, you will learn how to discover rewarding activities that you love. Whether it’s community service, a new hobby, or anything in-between, you will find renewed purpose in your life to stay sober. With the help of medical professionals, therapists, and a caring staff, you will build a meaningful addiction-free life at JourneyPure Emerald Coast.

How to Enter Rehab

You’ve already done the hard work by admitting you have a problem and researching the benefits of treatment. Let the professionals at JourneyPure Emerald Coast take it from here. All it takes is one phone call to our hotline at (800) 493-5253, and we can do the rest. We will tell you what you need to pack, the best ways to manage your personal life while you’re in treatment and give you information about the insurance plans we accept. Follow your instincts and call us so you can achieve the recovery you deserve!

We’re Here to Help

JourneyPure Emerald Coast is the leading rehabilitation facility treating mental health and substance abuse disorders in Florida.

We provide powerful, affordable, and proven addiction treatment services to those struggling with addiction and their loved ones. Our professional staff is ready to assist you at any time. Call us at (800) 493-5253 to begin the healing process today.

JourneyPure Emerald Coast serves clients throughout the state of Florida and the southeast. If you or a loved one is suffering from drug addiction or substance abuse, we can help.

If you, or someone you love, are suffering from addiction, we’re here to help.

Call (800) 493-5253 today. Our lines are open 24/7/365.