Top three concerns clients report having prior to checking into addiction treatment

Individuals struggling with substance abuse and addiction often share the same concerns when contemplating getting treatment. Following is a list from Florida Center for Recovery indicating the most common concerns reported by clients. Learning about how others felt when they were in the same shoes as you are or your loved one is now, can help ease apprehension and provide the extra support needed for you to get treatment.

The three concerns clients report to have prior to checking into addiction treatment are:

1) Fear of Detox and Withdrawal Symptoms

While drug and alcohol detox bring unpleasant and often uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, no two experiences are alike. Each person goes through his or her own detox journey and one should not assume the experience of others or even their own past experiences is what to expect when going through detox. Doing so can undermine the very decision of seeking treatment.

What to Do: As unpleasant this experience may be, it is something that has proven to be an effective first step for many who have successfully recovered from addiction. Keep in mind the end result— setting a path to achieve a healthy, happy and purposeful life.

Florida Center Recovery (FCR) provides a safe, medically supervised drug and alcohol detox with comprehensive medical support. Our medical detox is performed onsite by physicians and nurses who monitor the client’s progress around the clock. We recognize the importance of our client’s well being and we provide constant compassionate support so clients can rest and focus on healing.

2) Fear of Relapse. Thinking that They Are Wasting Time

Fear of relapse is the fear of treatment failure. Although the fear of failing is experienced almost across the board and in many areas of life, it is important to remember that it is the same fear that keeps many from achieving what they want in their lives. This is true for those seeking addiction treatment as well. It is equally important to know that addiction treatment relapse incidents measure around 40-60%, which is high but similar to the relapse rates of other medical conditions with physiological and behavioral components, such as asthma and hypertension. Both of these diseases have a 50-70% chance of relapse. So, yes the idea of going through the process of getting sober only to relapse back into drugs and alcohol is common and perhaps frightening, but it is also common to deal with it and win.

What to Do: GIVE RECOVERY A CHANCE. Going to rehab is often just the push one needs to get clean. If a relapse happens, it’s important to take the time to discover what caused the relapse, and then find ways to avoid the same situation again. TRY AGAIN. Relapse doesn’t mean the individual has failed or the treatment has failed — it simply means that treatment needs to be adjusted.

At Florida Center for Recovery, we are confident that we will meet your individual treatment needs. It’s not just about recovering from the addiction. It’s about discovering a new sense of self and health. We treat the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the disease of addiction through an all-inclusive residential rehab program. Clients who have struggled to maintain recovery despite their previous attempts in treatment are admitted into our Chronic Relapse Program.This specialized program follows treatment protocols to address the client’s particular needs with predictive analytics and peer-supported curriculum that are designed to prevent relapse.

3) Fear of Dealing with Emotional Trauma

For many individuals who struggle with emotional trauma contemplating entering a treatment facility for help with addiction means facing emotional trauma all over again.

What to Do: Find a treatment program that offers specialized therapy services for individuals with a co-occurring trauma diagnosis. Addiction treatment programs which include specialized trauma treatment are better equipped to provide the therapeutic services that help individuals heal from both the disease of addiction and the underlying trauma.

In providing the best treatment available for individuals struggling with addiction and trauma, Florida Center for Recovery (FCR) has incorporated Rapid Resolution Therapy® (RRT) into its therapeutic services. Clients admitted to FCR whose recovery is compromised by trauma will receive specialized trauma therapy delivered exclusively by Dr. Jon Connelly, the founder, and developer of RRT. This therapeutic treatment approach often takes as few as 1 to 3 sessions and is utilized to treat all types of trauma – whether it was a single incident or something that occurred on an ongoing basis.

RRT helps clients to permanently overcome the negative effects of trauma by eliminating the ongoing psychological suffering that stems from disturbing or painful experiences. Clients report that the best aspects of Rapid Resolution Therapy® are the fact that treatment is painless and does not involve the re-experiencing of the traumatizing event(s).

Need Help? Here Is How to Contact Florida Center for Recovery

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, Florida Center for Recovery can guide you in the right direction. We can help you overcome the fear of rehab so you can get started on your own journey to recovery.

To explore addiction treatment options, please call (800) 851-3291. All calls are private and confidential.