National Recovery Month – Recovery is Possible

Addiction is a mental health disorder that millions of people struggle with. However, our Sylvia Brafman team wants you to know  that recovery is possible. Whether you suffer from an opioid, alcohol or other drug addiction, treatment is available for you, so you can finally regain control over your life. 

Before we dive into helping you start or continue your recovery, we would like to say we are proud of your effort this far. Even if you have just admitted you need help, but you haven’t gotten into treatment yet, that is alright. It takes courage to admit that you have an addiction or substance use disorder. It means letting go of your pride and asking for help. You got this. 

Contact our Sylvia Brafman team today to get into a recovery program.

Preventing Overdose and Getting Treatment is Key

Being able to prevent even one overdose is so crucial. One of the best ways to do this is to expand on recovery awareness and make sure that people know treatment is available. 

Whether you are the one who struggles with an addiction or you know someone else that does, treatment from a rehab center could save a life. It can also help you to get your life back on the right track. The primary goal of addiction rehab treatment is to help people get their life back to a functional, happier state – in the community, personally, in their job and with their relationships with others. Recovery is a powerful thing and it can change a person’s life for the better. Reach out to our team today if you want to know more about this process. 

Variet Treatment Options

Since there are so many different types of addictions (opioid, alcohol, cocaine, etc.), the treatments are going to vary based on each individual person’s needs. There are going to be different treatment settings such as inpatient and outpatient. You will find there are various forms of treatment from 12-step facilitation therapy to group therapy to medication-assisted detox. The length of time for each treatment could be different for you than it is for someone else, as well. 

Here at Sylvia Brafman, we want to celebrate National Recovery Month. We want everyone to know how great recovery is and how much it can do for a person’s life. We offer evidence-based treatment approaches that can help to treat any addiction you may have. Our team will work with you to develop a treatment and recovery plan that will help you the most. If there are changes that need to be made, we will work closely with you to make those. We are here to increase your chances of success in recovery and in life. 

Finding the Treatment Center That is Best for You

If you are struggling with an addiction, how are you supposed to know which rehab treatment center is the best for you? Well, there are numerous things that you may want and need to look for such as:

  • Coverage by your insurance
  • Payment plans (if needed)
  • Holistic approaches to treatment
  • Medication-assisted detox and treatment
  • Inpatient and outpatient treatment options
  • Family therapy provided 

Here at Sylvia Brafman, we offer all these treatments. If you are dealing with an addiction and/or mental health disorders, we don’t want you to have to wait any longer to get the treatment you need. Our team is ready to help you start your recovery today. 


Medications Used to Treat Addictions

Noted above, you saw that there are many services used to treat an addiction. One of them was medication-assisted detox or treatment. We want to help everyone understand more about this treatment, as there are often confusions. 

Some people believe that medication-assisted treatment is just changing one drug for another. That is not the case. There are some dangerous withdrawal symptoms that can occur when someone, especially a binge drinker or hard drug user, stops using substances. We use medications to help ease these withdrawal symptoms and to wean people off from having substances in their system. This generally makes the recovery process much more successful. 

Some of the medications that we might use to help you or your loved one overcome an addiction to opioids, for example, include:

  • Buprenorphine (given as a cheek film, table, implant under the skin, or extended-release injection 
  • Naltrexone (given to those who have been off opioids for 7 to 10 days
  • Methadone (given as a daily liquid in a rehab treatment setting 

You can talk to our team today to find out if these medications would benefit you while you start overcoming an addiction to drugs or alcohol. If so, we can get you set up in a detox and/or treatment program very soon. 

Signs of an Addiction or Mental Health Disorder

Recovery is possible – from an addiction and mental health disorders. It is important that everyone takes responsibility to help increase the number of people who are getting the help they need. For this reason, it is vital that we all learn the signs of an addiction or mental health disorder.

Some of the signs of an addiction include:

  • Not being able to control how much you drink
  • Drinking more than you intended
  • Getting blackout drunk
  • Drinking and driving
  • Taking part in risky activities when you are drinking
  • Slurring over your words when drinking
  • Getting into legal trouble because of your drinking episodes
  • Being fired from work due to your drinking habits
  • Having family members or friends lie for you because you were out drinking or you are hungover

If you or someone you know struggles with an addiction, don’t wait any longer to reach out to our treatment team for help.

Some of the signs of a mental health disorder include:

  • Anxiety
  • High stress levels
  • Traumatic memories
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues due to mental health symptoms
  • Having difficulty in social situations
  • Isolating yourself from others
  • Avoiding phone calls or visits with loved ones or friends

If you or someone you care about is dealing with any of these signs of a mental health disorder, do your best to get the help that is needed. 

You can ask your loved one or friend if there is anything you can do to help. If needed, you can hold an intervention for them. This way, you can get other people that care about them together, so they can see that there are people on their side. There are people who want the best for them. If you need more assistance in helping yourself, your loved one or your friend, feel free to reach out to our team here at Sylvia Brafman.

Contact us today to get the help you need to begin a life of recovery from addiction and/or mental health disorders.


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