What is the Best Way to Overcome Addiction? 

Addiction is a terrible disease that ruins people’s lives. Even people who are taking medication as they are supposed to can become addicted without realizing it. This proves that no one is safe from addiction. Besides the fact that addiction is a lifelong disease that many struggle with for years before ever being able to get healthy, it also impacts the lives of loved ones in the process and can cause damage to relationships and families. 

Many people do not know how to overcome addiction and those that try to overcome it on their own can relapse multiple times and put their health at risk going through withdrawal. There is a better way though. Finding treatment for your addiction begins with admitting that you have a problem and need help. Seven Arrows Recovery is here to offer you a place to heal and find the means to live life without drugs and alcohol, but it all starts with accepting that you need help. 

The Importance of Addiction Treatment 

Addiction treatment is the only safe way to overcome an addiction because without treatment a person is left to try and quit on their own. Quitting drugs on your own is incredibly dangerous because the effects of withdrawal can cause serious medical consequences and for a person with medical issues it can even be deadly. Treatment centers have medical staff that can monitor their clients and deal with the side effects of withdrawal. Detox is an important first step in treatment because it removes the drug from the body and eliminates the effects that it causes, including the cravings. 

Detox is just one portion of the process though. Detoxing may eliminate the cravings and get the drug out of your system, but without a plan for how to move forward without drugs, a person can easily start using again. Addiction causes a person to use drugs even if the side effects hurt them so they must learn to deal with life and the things that make them want to use without relapsing. 

Once they develop the skills to cope and learn why they began using drugs in the first place, they can then work on rebuilding their life, their health and their relationships with a new mindset. Treatment plans at effective treatment centers work to develop ways of identifying triggers and dealing with them without using drugs. When people think of ways to overcome addiction, the first thing that always comes to mind is rehab for a reason. 

Finding the Right Treatment For You 

Knowing how to find a treatment center that will work for you is also important. There are different types of treatment but the goal is to find one that works for your unique situation. For instance, if you have tried to quit several times and relapsed, then you may want to consider an inpatient treatment facility that will allow you to stay there and focus on recovery. Some people need the extra support and supervision in order to complete the treatment process. 

Other people fare better with an outpatient program that allows them to leave and take care of responsibilities like work and children. You should also consider the approach to treatment. A well rounded facility will mix traditional treatment and therapy with holistic treatments like yoga and meditation to help heal the physical and mental damage that addiction does to a person. This way they can leave the treatment center in better shape than when they arrived and ready to continue their sobriety. 

Let Seven Arrows Recovery Be There For You 

When you are ready to get treatment for your addiction then Seven Arrows Recovery will be waiting on you. Our program uses a mix of traditional therapy and holistic treatments to provide a body, mind, and spirit approach to treatment that creates a better you while helping you learn how to deal with your addiction. 

You will learn how to manage your emotions, recognize your triggers and fight the urges that come with addiction so that you can maintain a healthy and productive life. The sooner you get help with your addiction the sooner you can take back your life and start truly living again. Contact us today to start your treatment. 

Laura Harder, LAC, M.A.

About the Author:
Laura Bailey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Temple University in Philadelphia, and a Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe. Laura has worked in community mental health and residential settings throughout New Mexico and Arizona since 2013. Laura has a passion for treating addiction, trauma, and co-occurring disorders.

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Lindsay Rothschild is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Substance Abuse Professional with a passion for assisting others in activating their own inner healing intelligence. She completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Arizona State University in 2011 and went on to study various ancient wisdom traditions for healing. Her training as a Clinical Trauma Professional and over a decade of experience working with trauma survivors has afforded her a rich understanding of the powerful impact of trauma on the mind, body and soul.

Lindsay studied holistic nutrition and trauma informed yoga at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Lindsay is certified in the Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method™ and is also a registered yoga teacher. She most recently completed training in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). Lindsay partners with the Arizona Trauma Institute to facilitate trainings for mental health professionals and educators in the community in an effort to promote awareness around Trauma Informed Care. Lindsay is also the owner of Roots to Rise, PLLC where she provides somatic psychotherapy, EMDR therapy, supervision, trauma informed yoga, and substance abuse professional services. Lindsay describes herself as having a wild and free spirit, an open heart and a belief that all humans have the capacity for transformation and growth.

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