Substance abuse is an ongoing pattern of harmful use of substances like alcohol, opiates, prescription medications, heroin, or methamphetamines used to alter your mood. Over time, substance abuse and causes changes to the structure and function of the brain, which leads to drug addiction and dependence. People who have a drug addiction often continue to use their substance of abuse no matter the harmful consequences to their health and well-being.
You may feel as though your addiction rules your life and you’ll never be able to change. We at North Tampa want you to know this: change is possible with proper rehab and support. We are dedicated to providing you with a safe environment to work through your drug addiction and the underlying causes for your addiction. Addiction is a lonely disease, but you’re not alone. North Tampa is ready to start you on your journey toward recovery.
How To Help A Loved One Enter Inpatient Rehab for Substance Abuse
You’ve been watching your loved one spiral downward into drug abuse and you feel helpless, angry, frustrated, and alone. You may be afraid to say anything at all because you might make it worse. There are ways in which you can help your loved one seek the rehab they desperately need at a drug addiction treatment center and recover from substance abuse.
Learn as much as you can about substance abuse so that you can be an advocate for your loved one. This will allow you to speak openly and honestly with treatment providers and understand the choices that need to be made.
Come to terms with and accept the emotions you’re feeling. Substance abuse and addiction is a family disease; it affects everyone in different ways. Seek the support you need, whether you find comfort in Nar-Anon or a therapist, you must be able to take care of yourself during this time.
Talk openly with your loved one about substance abuse using “I” statements, such as “I notice you’ve been feeling down – would you like to talk about it?” Listen and don’t judge – people who struggle with substance abuse are deeply ashamed by their addiction. Assure your loved one that you will stand by them no matter what.
Don’t issue ultimatums. Instead, research leading addiction centers and arrange for you and your loved one to take a tour of the center. This can help both of you alleviate some of the fears associated with an inpatient rehab center.
Why Should You Consider Inpatient Treatment at North Tampa?
Drug addiction is a very serious illness that can cause all kinds of problems in your life. Maybe substance abuse has caused you problems at home, with your job, at school, or with your friendships. You might be hopeless and depressed about the future and anxious about what it may bring. You may have noticed that the more you abuse drugs, the more the drugs run your life. Abusing substances can cause serious health problems in almost all organ systems. It can cause brain damage, infections of the blood vessels, liver failure, collapsed veins, and weakened immune systems. If the drug abuse is severe enough, it can lead to death.
The reasons people abuse substances are as varied as the person. Some use substances to escape their reality or to numb strong emotions when the pain is too great to handle. Others use to forget traumas or cope with stressful life events. Unfortunately, substance abuse is a short-term fix to a long-term problem. Being sober may feel like an impossibility and you may not know how to cope with your problems without using.
Our inpatient substance abuse and addiction treatment center is a highly effective form of rehab. We work hard to provide you with the stable foundation you need to begin your recovery journey. You are our top priority and in our hospital, you can begin to heal and move forward with your life. We also work alongside you to create a discharge plan for recovery so you can continue on your journey to live a clean, sober, and healthy life.
Rehab Philosophy and Benefits
From the moment you walk through our doors, our dedicated staff at Tampa’s leading drug addiction treatment center is ready to help you battle your addiction. We’re ready to give you the private, confidential, essential care that you need to begin your journey toward recovery. We know that addiction treatment isn’t a cookie-cutter solution, which is why during your intake assessment we’re going get to know the real you so we can develop a rehab plan tailored to your needs. You will be an active participant in your recovery process and the most important member of our treatment team from the very beginning.
At our inpatient drug addiction treatment center, we believe in integrating wellness into the body as a whole while we determine the best course of rehab for you. Our accepting, compassionate staff and environment provide the perfect setting for you to begin your treatment process. During your stay, you will meet others who are on a similar journey, gaining support and understanding as you progress in your recovery. We want you to feel at home with us. North Tampa employs a variety of eclectic treatment techniques and approaches that allow you the help you need on your voyage of self-discovery.
Types of Therapy We Use to Treat Substance Abuse
There are a number of different effective inpatient treatment modalities that can be used to help people living with substance abuse. The types of treatment used depends upon your situation, but behavioral therapies and medication-based approaches are the most common. Medications may be used in all aspects of the rehab process to aid in reestablishing normal brain function, prevent a relapse, and assist with cravings. You and your treatment team will decide if medication will be a part of your treatment plan.
Group therapy is another important part of the rehab process we use at North Tampa, because it is through these groups that you can connect with other people going through similar situations. The different types of group therapy at North Tampa are process groups, psycho-educational groups, and skill-based groups. In process groups, you will have the opportunity to share your struggles and concerns while receiving support and encouragement from others. Psycho-educational groups will educate you about topics related to addiction, your medication, as well as topics specific to your rehab process. Additionally, other groups may include learning effective coping strategies, how to deal with triggers, and how to prevent a relapse.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form therapy in which negative thoughts about you and your environment are explored and changed to promote a more positive, constructive pattern of thinking. Additionally, we will help you to recognize, cope with, and avoid situations that may trigger a relapse.
As change begins at home, we feel that family involvement is an essential part of the rehab process. Family consultation is used to discuss family dynamics that may have contributed to your substance abuse. We take the time to help connect your loved ones with outside resources so that they can process their feelings and concerns about living with someone who is struggling with substance abuse. We want to re-establish family ties, providing you with the outside support you need.
Closer to the time you are discharged, treatment will be tightly focused on determining the next steps of your treatment and ensuring you have access to local and community resources around Tampa & Wesley Chapel. At North Tampa, we will make sure that you are involved in your post-discharge plan of care and are comfortable with the next steps in your recovery process.
Continuing Care – What Comes Next?
Once it has been established that you no longer need inpatient care, a discharge plan will be created by you and your treatment team. Depending on your discharge needs, you may be set up with our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) or our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). If you no longer need the intense treatment and supervision of an inpatient center, but are not quite ready to leave an inpatient setting, a residential center may be the next step. Some individuals may feel they’ve made enough progress in their recovery that they’re ready to return home with appointments set up in our outpatient treatment. Wherever you are in your recovery, North Tampa is ready to make sure you get the help you need to beat your substance addiction.