Contrary to popular belief, substance abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or income level. If you haven’t experienced an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you may have a friend or a loved one who is struggling with alcohol abuse, prescription drug addiction, or an addiction to illicit substances. Medical experts now recognize addiction as a disease. Unfortunately, a person battling substance abuse can’t just recover; they need concentrated, evidence-based treatments that clinicians tailor to the person’s unique needs. Fortunately, an addiction treatment program at Bonfire Behavioral Health can help you on your recovery journey. Each patient at our treatment center gets the care and support they need, giving them the hope and support they need for long-term recovery. To learn about the benefits of our substance abuse treatment program, call 603.617.4815 today.
Do You Need a Substance Abuse Treatment Program?
Like cancer or diabetes, addiction is a chronic condition, and you need to learn how to manage it properly before you succumb to its effects. The best way to address your condition is to seek professional treatment. However, you may not be sure that you’re struggling with addiction. For instance, some people may be using alcohol or prescription opioids. As a result, determining whether your use is unhealthy can be challenging. However, there are a few signs that you can be aware of if you’re wondering whether you’re battling a substance abuse disorder. For instance, some signs of addiction include:
- Damaged relationships with friends and loved ones because of your drug or alcohol use
- Being unable to complete responsibilities at work or home due to your substance use
- Experiencing cravings for the substance when you aren’t using drugs or alcohol
- Having an increased tolerance to the substance, meaning you need to use more of the drug or use it more often to get the same effect
- Drinking or using drugs in excessive amounts in a short period of time
- Experiencing negative mental or physical health effects due to your substance use but continuing to use substances anyway
- Repeatedly failing to quit or cut down on your drug or alcohol use
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you don’t use drugs or alcohol
If you’ve experienced several of these symptoms, it’s critical to seek help as soon as possible. Once you’ve found a substance abuse treatment program, you can get the support you need to stop using drugs or alcohol.
What Can You Expect in a Substance Abuse Treatment Program?
When you reach out to Bonfire Behavioral Health, the first part of our process is an intake assessment. During this period, one of our clinicians will work with you to get an idea of your personal, medical, and mental health history. We’ll also discuss your addiction to determine what treatment option is best for you. One of the most important factors in determining what treatment options you’ll require is how severe your addiction is. As such, we’ll ask questions to determine how long you’ve used the substance, how much of it you use, and the substance you use. Once we have an idea of your needs, we’ll recommend a treatment program for you. We offer a full continuum of care, including:
- Residential addiction treatment
- Partial hospitalization programs (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient programs (IOP)
- Outpatient addiction treatment programs
No matter what treatment option you require, you will spend a significant amount of your time in addiction treatment therapy. We offer a variety of therapeutic methods, and we’ll tailor your treatment to your unique needs.
Call Bonfire Behavioral Health
At Bonfire Behavioral Health, we want to help you conquer substance abuse. However, in order to do that, you have to reach out for help. Call Bonfire Behavioral Health today at 603.617.4815 or use our convenient contact form to learn more about your treatment options.