Addiction is not a character flaw – it’s an illness. When people live with untreated substance addiction, their health, career, relationships and social life all suffer.
Common signs of addiction include:
- Erratic behavior
- Social isolation
- Poor diet
- Mood swings
- Missed deadlines at work or school
As with most illnesses, the sooner addiction is treated, the better the outcome. Individuals who leave their addiction untreated for a long period of time are at risk of developing long-term issues including cognitive decline, psychosis, organ failure and numerous other serious conditions.
At Sovereign Health, our addiction treatment team is comprised of experts who are highly trained and second-to-none in their respective fields.
Our treatment team typically includes:
- Primary therapists
- Group counselors
- Case managers
- Clinical concierge
- Intake coordinators
- Patient advocates
We believe in treating our patients like people – not a diagnosis. For this reason, staff members pay special attention to each patient and do what they can to craft a treatment plan that best suits the patient’s unique needs.
Do I need treatment professionals to stay healthy?
If you are currently struggling with substance addiction, you will almost certainly benefit from meeting with a treatment professional. This is because addiction has nothing to do with willpower and everything to do with biology. People who are addicted to drugs have distinct, unhealthy brain chemistry that makes it more difficult for them to stay healthy. Treatment professionals can address these brain issues head on, reducing the risk of relapse.
Signs that you might benefit from receiving treatment from a professional team include:
- A physical dependence on drugs or alcohol
- A history of failed treatment attempts
- Worsening symptoms of addiction
- A diagnosis of both addiction and mental illness
- A negative effect of addiction on your daily life
- Concern from friends and/or loved ones
- Feelings of hopelessness
Addiction is treatable. By discussing your addiction with professional clinicians, you take one step closer to getting your life back on track.
For more information about Sovereign Health’s addiction treatment team, contact our 24/7 helpline.