Addiction is a painful, exhausting disease that can make you feel isolated, hopeless, and worthless. Don’t believe the lie. The kind and compassionate providers at All Day Medical Care Clinic can provide the help you need at both their primary offices in Gaithersburg, Bethesda, Urbana, Maryland, Columbia, Maryland, and their satellite office in Silver Spring, Maryland. Your life and your sobriety are worth fighting for, so choose them today. To get started with addiction therapy, pick up the phone or send an appointment request via the online booking tool today.
What is addiction?
Addiction is a disease that warps your thinking and forces you to prioritize and compulsively use a substance, even if and when it causes your professional and personal life to suffer.
It’s important to remember that, even if you or someone in your life initially chooses to use a substance, they did not choose addiction. Just like physical illnesses like diabetes and heart disease, addiction develops as a result of a variety of factors related to:
- Mental health
Addiction alters your brain chemistry and changes its functions related to behavioral control, decision making, judgment, learning, and memory. When you suffer from addiction, even after you’ve come down from a high, you still crave the drug.
How can you treat addiction?
Like any other chronic disease, you can get treatment for addiction. For treatment to be successful and sobriety lasting, you must want to accept help. Often, to help you reach a point of recognition, friends and family stage interventions. Or, you may come to this realization on your own after hitting “rock bottom.”
Regardless, once you’ve made the courageous choice to seek treatment, All Day Medical Care Clinic offers you countless resources and forms of support and treatment.
The hallmark treatments at All Day Medical Care Clinic include individual counseling and group therapy.
How can addiction therapy help with recovery?
Individual and group therapy are two of the most common forms of addiction treatment.
Individual therapy helps you find and address what motivates you to make the choices that you do and helps you rebuild your relationship with yourself.
Therapy teaches you coping skills, helps you develop better self-esteem, and helps you understand and work through underlying mental health issues, like depression.
Group therapy typically meets once a week and consists of approximately 15 people who suffer from the same or similar issues as you, with one or two therapists facilitating.
During group therapy, you can talk out situations and your struggles with peers who truly understand what you’re going through. Group therapy gives you a support network and reminds you that you’re not alone.
Also, when you listen to others discuss their struggles, you gain the opportunity to step outside of yourself, gain perspective, and consider new ways to approach situations. Through group therapy, you also learn new strategies.
If addiction has been holding you underwater, reach out for a helping hand today. You can get better. Start on the path to sobriety and wholeness by scheduling an appointment with All Day Medical Care Clinic online or over the phone today.