Addiction is not a character flaw – it’s an illness. Any individual living with an untreated addiction to any form of substance, such as alcohol or drugs, can lead to a number of deteriorating effects on his/her health, career, relationships and social life.
Some of the common symptoms 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 individually using a customized treatment program that includes a mix of detox program, psychotherapies and medications. This is why our staff members pay special attention to each patient and do what they can to craft a customized treatment plan that best suits their unique needs.
When to seek professional help
If you are currently struggling with substance addiction, you will certainly benefit from meeting a treatment professional. Their wide knowledge and years of experience make them capable enough to guide you about the most suitable treatment plan. They also have the ability to understand your entire situation, both emotionally and biologically, which, in turn, helps them plan a customized treatment plan, including a detoxification treatment, suiting your individual requirements.
One should seek immediate help from an expert if any of the symptoms exist:
- 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.