A Better Today provides numerous services for California residents seeking options for a successful recovery. Whether it is alcohol, drugs or any mind-altering substance, we are here to help.
Before one can begin the recovery process, he/she must go through detox. During this time, the harmful chemicals from drugs or alcohol are allowed to clear the system, making for a clearer mind in treatment.
If you know someone who needs help, but does not want it, an intervention may be exactly what is needed. Either you, or a professional interventionist may be able to help your loved one understand the severity of his/her problem.
Even in a state as beautiful as California, there are still people who suffer from something as ugly as addiction. According to statistics from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, only 12% of the individuals in California who are afflicted with drug addiction get the care they need, and only 8% of Californians get help from alcoholism. Drug and alcohol dependency often causes substantial damage in multiple facets in one’s life. Entire families have been torn apart by the occurrence of addiction, as well as countless friendships being lost to its onset. However, not only does drug and alcohol addiction cause immense damage to one’s personal relationships, addiction also has devastating effects on ones mental, emotional and physical health. Oftentimes, one’s quality of life is severely diminished by the crippling effects of mind-altering substances, leaving an emotional void that can never be filled. In addition, drugs and alcohol can often exacerbate or induce numerous permanent mental health issues, such as psychosis, hallucinations, Bipolar Disorder, and other disorders. Finally, addiction can contribute to early deaths, due to accidents (such as car accidents and falls), and medical issues (such as seizures, coma, heart issues, digestive issues) that lead to death.
Before anyone can engage in an effective recovery process, one must understand both the damage that addiction is doing, as well as the necessity of pursing recovery. This is typically where an intervention is most effective. When either being the subject of an intervention, or conducting one yourself, it is very important to be aware of the intention behind any intervention. Everyone who is present at an intervention is there for a single intention, the desire for the addicted loved to get better. With this intent in mind, an environment of concern and genuine care should be the focus in each intervention. If one is not comfortable conducting an intervention for a loved one, there are numerous professional interventionists available to assist in the process. With a successful intervention, the addicted individual will have a clearer and stronger intent to pursue recovery.
Once the motivation to get better is established, it is time to make a move. A Better Today offers a way of escaping from the toxic environment of substance use. Oftentimes, many individuals find that a clean break from their home environment provide an effective means of pursuing recovery, travel out of town or state to acquire treatment. A Better Today strives to provide this variety of care. Once you have arrived, the first stage of the treatment process is detox. A Better Today provides exemplary medically-assisted withdrawal to mediate the level of discomfort many may fear in the detox process. After the toxins are allowed to clear your system, you are ready to begin the treatment process. A Better Today employs counselors and workers who are versed in the latest and most effective treatment modalities, ensuring highest quality care for you. However, even when the sessions are completed, your degree of care does not stop there. There are numerous aftercare resources that are at your disposal, such as group meetings and transitional housing. With these resources, you will be equipped to live a new lifestyle that will help you live a more fulfilling life free of alcohol and drugs.
While there is no real “cure” to completely eradicate addiction, A Better Today does its absolute best to teach, nurture and equip its clients with the knowledge and skills necessary to live a drug-free and alcohol-free life. This element is largely encompassed in not only its psychoeducation elements, but also its assistance to help people live and act independently. Clients who stay with A Better Today acquire abilities and coping skills that allow them to function more effectively in society, while maintaining lower levels of stress. If you or someone you know is addicted to any mind-altering substance, please call us at (559) 203-3007 to get help today.
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