Are you ready for a new and better way of life — a life free from addiction? Finding the right addiction treatment facility can be extremely overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are helpful questions you should ask yourself — and the residential treatment center’s admission coordinator — to find the facility that will be right for you.
Making the decision to get help for substance use disorder takes commitment and courage, but it’s so worth it.
Deciding to get help for addiction is a process that can take years. If you’re at the point of readiness, don’t let yourself be derailed at the last minute by financial issues. Maybe you found an addiction treatment center you like, but you’re out-of-network. Or, maybe you don’t have insurance at all, and the price of treatment is too staggering.
No matter your financial situation, it is possible to receive the substance abuse treatment you deserve. Don’t give up. Find out how you can afford residential addiction treatment with this ultimate guide to paying for treatment.
Workplace stress can cause anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and substance abuse. Sometimes, it can trigger all of them at the same time! If you’re trying to hide your drug or alcohol use and mental health issues from your friends, family, and coworkers, you’re probably not keeping it as secret as you think. No matter what, keeping a job while in the grips of addiction is nearly impossible over the long-term.
The reality is, addiction does not discriminate. Some of the world’s most successful people have struggled with addiction along the way, or continue to do so. It’s a vicious cycle: Work stress can trigger the urge to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol; at the same time, drug and alcohol abuse cause more problems for you at work. You may fear losing your job if you take time off to get help; but if you don’t get help soon, you could lose your job.
This is the land of the free because of the brave. However, bravery comes with a price. Too often, the very ones who fight for our country are left with deep physical and emotional scars that seem impossible to heal. Among those is the disease of addiction.
If you are a veteran struggling with addiction or have a loved one who is, you are not alone. Even if it doesn’t seem like there is a way out, recovery from substance use disorder is possible for anyone and we are committed to giving our veterans the support and tools they need to find it. Here’s how it works.
Dr. Pickrell is a board-certified psychiatrist with interests in addiction and psychiatry. He strives to identify the underlying cause of substance use. His understanding of addiction as the overlapping symptoms of biopsychosocial development is the foundation to his care model. He is committed to helping both patients and families understand that addiction is a treatable medical illness. He has been involved in the treatment of addiction for the last 17 years and completed his residency training at the University of Utah.