The Awakening Recovery Center staff understands that those seeking treatment do so with the greatest of intention to overcome their addiction. Taking that first step of reaching out for assistance is one of the greatest hurdles of addiction recovery. Patients who have asked for help have already proven their seriousness about achieving sobriety. So what happens to derail dedicated patients between step one and sobriety?
Unfortunately, the will to overcome an addiction can be rapidly overridden when “cravings” for substances become overwhelmingly intense. These cravings are often the direct result of the neuro-biochemical disorder of addiction and are often exacerbated by sensory triggers, stressors, internal psychological triggers or simply trying to live life without substances. Sometimes, medical intervention can be vital to beating those cravings.
Using Every Tool Available to Help You Succeed
With this said, Awakening provides a treatment program to reduce alcohol, opiate and other drug cravings through cognitive-based therapies, and when medically indicated, also utilize craving reduction medications to reduce or eliminate cravings during those critical first 30-45 days of early recovery. We have found that during this timeframe, the use of pharmacotherapy assists with the reduction of cravings and improves the chances for longer-term recovery.
Many patients find that using a combination of medical assistance and therapy give them better success with long-term sobriety. Our experiences have shown that treatment successes are dramatically improved when combining effective medications with cognitive-based therapy and sober support systems such as AA, NA or others.
Philosophically, we believe in providing all available treatment protocols and techniques to help each patient have a realistic opportunity to learn to maintain abstinence and become a non-drinker and/or non-user. Your addiction has many different sides and affects your mind, body and spirit. We give our patients access to tools that address each aspect of addiction.
Customized Addiction Treatment Plans That Address Each Patient’s Mental, Physical and Spiritual Needs
We know that each patient is unique – your needs may not be the same as someone else struggling with the same addiction. Your addiction treatment will be tailored to those needs, giving you the best chance for a life in recovery. Awakening’s program gives each patient the opportunity and tools to explore their own mental health. Understanding how past experiences, environments or biological factors may have contributed to your addiction can give you insight into how you can achieve sobriety. With the help of Awakening’s therapists and counselors, patients learn how to make positive changes in their lives.
Addiction recovery requires both personal dedication and outside support. Awakening Recovery Center patients will always be provided the latest and most cutting-edge techniques to help them better manage their lives and to help them learn to live a new way of life.
We are dedicated to remaining a top addiction treatment program. Led by our team of experts that includes board-certified addiction medicine physicians and therapists, our comprehensive addiction treatment and rehabilitation program is based on evidence and research to give our patients the best chance at achieving a life free from drug and/or alcohol dependency.
If you’ve tried kicking your addiction on your own with limited success, it may be time to reach out for help. Awakening Recovery Center in Jacksonville, Florida, is ready to provide you the helping hand you need.