How to Find the Right Rehab Center for You

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Substance abuse and addiction is indeed a terrible disorder that affects the lives of addicts and their loved ones.  When you are ready to get help, finding a rehab center is a life-changing decision, and the first step in your recovery journey. Luckily, many treatment centers are committed to helping addicts recover from addiction and give them coping skills to take home with them.

But not all treatment facilities are created equally, plus the sheer number of treatment facilities available makes choosing one difficult. And the fact is that some treatment centers are more reliable than others. So how do you find a treatment center that suits you? 

With many rehab facilities in the United States, the right fit for your treatment needs does exist. Anchored Tides Recovery feels if you take the steps below, they will help you pick the right facility! 

How to Find a Rehab Center

Define Your Goals

The ideal treatment center offers various treatment programs that target specific behaviors that you would like to change. So take some time to define your goals and determine what behaviors you’ll like to change in your life. Once you’ve figured that out, you will want to know the timeline to attain those goals during your recovery.

Also, understand that the treatment facility you choose will measure your success in achieving their goals. 

Can you accept the rehab’s goals? Does it align with yours? You should consider your needs with respect to the recovery centers’, and then will you find a treatment center that can help you reach your goal.

Is It Accredited?

When looking for an addiction treatment center, another thing to consider is what accreditations do they have? 

Licensed and accredited rehab centers show that they are committed to providing the best care to addicts. Before enrolling in a program, determine if the rehab center is licensed to treat addiction.

Treatment Programs 

There are many treatment programs and therapy options available to help addicts get the help they seek. Some of these treatment facilities specialize in treating mental addiction, while others focus on treating co-occurring disorders. 

You probably won’t want to end up in a rehab center that doesn’t offer programs that are best suited for you. Make sure you research the available treatment before signing up for a program.

Location

Depending on your situation, you may fancy a rehab center close to your home, especially if you want to stay close to your loved ones.

However, choosing a rehab center that’s far away might be highly beneficial, since it breaks the link between you (the addict) and your previous life.

Cost

Before you find a rehab center, you will want to consider the cost. The truth is that prices vary greatly depending on the facility, the length of stay, the program’s intensity, and so on. A good program for you should feel financially feasible.

Commonly used options to help pay for rehab include:

  • Reduced cash pay rate
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Private health insurance
  • Personal loans

Gender Preference

Some addiction treatment centers are gender-specific, and deciding to go to one is completely dependent on your preference. Success rates of mixed gender & gender specific treatment centers can be the same, it’s really up to you whether or not you’d like to be surrounded by the same gender. There is a sense of safety and security that women feel when attending a women’s only treatment center, especially if they’ve experienced past trauma. 

Outpatient, Inpatient, and Specialty Programs

If you are in an inpatient program, you will live at the facility for a particular period, and this allows you to focus solely on your recovery for the duration of your stay.

Outpatient programs are available after the inpatient program and also act as stand alone treatment. You don’t need to live at the rehab center during this program. Outpatient programs allow for more flexibility in your schedule while seeking recovery. 

Begin Your Recovery Journey With Anchored Tides Recovery 

Anchored Tides Recovery center is a female-only addiction treatment center dedicated to helping women find recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, mental health issues, and past trauma. We incorporate mental, physical, academic, emotional, and vocational needs into each client’s treatment plan.

If you need help with drug or alcohol addiction, contact us today and let’s get started on your journey towards recovery. 

How PTSD and Addiction Are Linked

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PTSD, also known as post traumatic stress disorder, is often linked with addiction and substance abuse disorders. If you aren’t familiar with PTSD or addiction, or how the two can be intertwined, Anchored Tides Recovery is here to share with you more information regarding the two disorders. 

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Evelyn lost her parents at the age of 8 to a terrible accident. Since then, she has suffered several panic attacks and exhausting emotional outbursts.

Some nights, she hardly sleeps. And some days, anxiety and depression disconnect her from friends and family.

To cope with loneliness and feelings of depression and anxiety, she started experimenting with drugs and alcohol, and eventually became addicted to these substances. 

This is just one of the many examples of a person experiencing PTSD and addiction. Most people who, at any point in their lives, suffered trauma can often overcome the experience on their own. However, when PTSD ensues, the symptoms hardly go away.

 

What is PTSD and Addiction?

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a mental health and anxiety disorder. It happens when a person witnesses or experiences a life-threatening or traumatic event. Examples of such events are:

  • The death of loved ones
  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Fatal accidents and injuries
  • Natural disasters
  • War
  • Terrorist attacks

Sadly, you don’t need to have to witness any of the events above before suffering PTSD. You might develop PTSD when a loved one experiences life-endangering occurrences.

In another case, having a history of mental illness can also lead to PTSD. And if you’re a woman, the chances of having PTSD are unfortunately higher. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, women are more likely to develop PTSD than men.

How to Tell If You Have PTSD

When a person suffers PTSD, they may display specific symptoms. The common symptoms include (but are not limited to):

  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia and nightmares
  • Persistent anger
  • Mood swings
  • Excessive agitation and fear

Some people with PTSD may turn to alcohol and drugs to manage and cope with the symptoms, and ultimately end up becoming addicted to said substances. If you or someone you know is struggling with PTSD and addiction, please don’t hesitate to seek professional help.

At the earliest stages of PTSD with early intervention, it’s very possible to recover from PTSD without medications. However, when the symptoms of PTSD become disruptive and unmanageable, getting prescription drugs or treatments is a good option. Presently, the widely-approved medications for PTSD are antidepressants. Antidepressants are likely to suppress PTSD symptoms such as anger issues, fear, and agitation.

Another medication is Prazosin. It helps to suppress PTSD symptoms such as sleeplessness and nightmares.

How PTSD and Addiction Are Linked

The two disorders share a mutual link/nature. PTSD alters brain chemistry just as much as substance abuse.

For that reason, a singular trauma can simultaneously trigger PTSD and substance. And that is why substance abuse can lead to PTSD. Sudden withdrawal from drugs or alcohol will develop post-traumatic stress disorder in an addict.

Another connection between PTSD and substance abuse is PTSD medications. Indeed prescription drugs can help manage the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. However, one of the dangers of prescription drugs is that people living with PTSD often abuse them. For example, antidepressants such as Ativan and Xanax (Benzodiazepines) tend to create a high feeling. If someone suffering from PTSD takes too much of those, they are at risk for developing an addiction. 

Anchored Tides Recovery Can Help

Hope is not lost. Anchored Tides Recovery’s women’s drug rehab will help you live an addiction-free life. We are a comprehensive dual-diagnosis program created specifically for women who need help. 

We provide different levels of addiction treatment services including an Intensive Outpatient Program, Women’s Partial Hospitalization Program, Outpatient Program, and an aftercare program. If you or your loved one is struggling with PTSD, contact us NOW and begin your journey to full recovery.