Achieving long-term sobriety isn’t something that happens. It requires a commitment to the treatment programs one enters. As a chronic disease, addiction demands individuals constantly be aware of how to manage their lives and health. Fortunately, addiction is highly treatable. After an individual goes through medically supervised detox and completes an addiction treatment program, there are still resources available to help them make a lasting recovery. At Harmony Hills, we offer a complete continuum of care. Part of that includes aftercare programs and alumni programs designed to help individuals lay the foundations they need to make long-term sobriety their new normal.
Understanding Addiction is a Chronic Disease
For decades, addiction was portrayed and thought of as a moral failing or something that only occurred to individuals with a weak character. This kind of thinking caused millions of people to suffer. Medical professionals now understand that addiction is a chronic disease. Numerous factors are involved, but addiction can affect anyone at any time regardless of the quality of their character. In fact, addiction has nothing to do with morality or willpower.
Addiction or dependency on a drug or alcohol comes about when the substance changes an individual’s brain chemistry. Depending on the substance used, this can happen after just one use, like with heroin, fentanyl, or any prescription opioid, or after repeated use as when individuals binge drink or even use prescription medication as directed. When it comes to understanding addiction, it’s important to know how dependency comes about is not nearly as important as finding the right professional support to address the disease.
Long-Term Sobriety Means Being a Part of a Community
There is no universal treatment for addiction that will work for all people covering every substance. However, there are addiction treatment programs that have been proven effective. At Harmony Hills, we offer a wide range of programs designed to meet individuals’ unique needs. We work alongside clients to develop a therapeutic plan that establishes clear goals and treatment methods to achieve them. In the process, our therapeutic services help individuals identify their underlying issues contributing to substance abuse, learn new and healthy coping mechanisms, and eventually overcome and heal from the disease. Some of the therapeutic options we offer include:
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- EMDR Therapy
- Family Therapy Program
- Group Therapy Program
- Individual Therapy Program
- Trauma Therapy Program
After completing a treatment program, individuals can take advantage of these therapies in our aftercare and alumni programs. Here individuals can continue to be a part of a community of sober peers. By having others to turn to during stressful times, the likelihood of relapse is reduced. Also, being part of a sober community allows individuals to improve others’ health. By helping others hold themselves accountable and having the support to stay responsible during recovery, individuals can make a living with the chronic disease of addiction manageable.
Discover How Harmony Hills Can Help Make Your Recovery a Lasting One
Recovery from drug or alcohol addiction can be challenging. However, it’s not something anyone has to go through alone. At Harmony Hills, our experienced team of counselors, therapists, and addiction treatment professionals can provide the necessary support to help individuals identify their triggers, learn healthy coping mechanisms, build supportive relationships, and ultimately overcome their disease. Long-term sobriety is the goal, and it is achievable. Reach out to us today by calling 855.494.0357. Our admissions staff will answer your questions and guide you through our numerous treatment programs that include:
- Residential Treatment Program
- Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Harmony Hills Alumni Program
- Aftercare Program
So begin your journey today.