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What Is the First Step in the Addiction Treatment Process?

What Is the First Step in the Addiction Treatment Process?

By on Dec 15, 2023 in Blog

It’s time to stop letting drugs or alcohol control your health and future. The problem is that you’re not sure where to get started. When you’re facing addiction, there is no wrong answer here. Your first and primary goal should be to get the type and level of help you need right now.

At Victory Addiction Recovery Center, we are always available to you – 24/7 – when you need fast, reliable support. Feel free to contact us anytime

Know You Are Not Alone in the Addiction Battle

One of the most important things for you to know is that no matter how alone you may feel right now, help and support are available for you every step of the way. In 2021, 20.4 million people in the U.S. were diagnosed with a substance use disorder, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. You’re not alone. What you don’t want to be is one of the over 100,000 people who die of a drug overdose each year. 

Your First Step Depends on You

Typically, people believe that the first step in addiction treatment is admitting you have a problem. Yet, for some people, that’s not simple to do. Addiction happens over time, and it’s not always easy to notice the signs of addiction in a person who is still functioning in their everyday life. That’s why you don’t always have to admit you have a substance use disorder to get help.

If you are experiencing the following symptoms of addiction, we recommend that you reach out to an addiction treatment center like our own for guidance.

  • Trouble with controlling how much you use
  • Trying to stop using substances but failing to do so
  • Feeling cravings when you try to stop using substances
  • Feeling like you cannot function without substances
  • Your family and friends are telling you that you need help
  • You cannot stop thinking about your next dose
  • You’ve overdosed in the past

When Your Life is on the Line

If you are struggling with active addiction, reach out immediately. Our medical detox program is available to help you avoid overdose and to provide you with the strategies you need to protect your life.

However, if a family member is nonresponsive or in and out of consciousness, call 911 and get them to the emergency room. Once they are stabilized, they can transition to detox and inpatient treatment. 

What Is an Intake Call Like?

Once you make the call to our treatment center in Lafayette, we can provide you with the hands-on support you need. During this intake call, we don’t judge or pressure you. We don’t scold you. We show compassion and understanding for what you are facing.

You may be nervous, but there’s no need to be. It’s normal to feel anxiety and even fear about what’s to come. We will simply talk to you about what you’re facing and feeling. We want to get some insight into what your specific needs are. Once we fully understand your mental and physical health, we can work with you to determine your next steps.

Your intake call will take only a few minutes, but it can be one of the best calls you ever have. We will provide you with information about:

  • Access to mental health treatment
  • Care for your physical needs
  • Support for cravings and withdrawal symptoms
  • Support for your medical conditions
  • A caring, positive environment where you will feel supported fully

This call is one of the most comfortable experiences you will have when it comes to talking about your addiction and asking for help. There’s absolutely no judgment, but there are answers to your questions. That includes answers about health insurance, costs, timelines, and what to do next.

Are You Ready to Take the First Step in Recovery?

You have so many opportunities ahead of you when you reach out to Victory Addiction Recovery Center. Our compassionate counselors can provide you with the support and guidance you need now to get you to a stable, healthy, and even happy place in your life.

When you reach out to our team, we’ll provide you with all of the information you need without any obligation to work with us. There’s no harm in learning more.

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