If you are struggling with substance use disorder (SUD) or any other type of mental health disease you may feel alone. The International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction identified that feelings of loneliness are stronger and more prevalent in individuals who are substance dependent. In addition to this, feeling lonely is classified as a factor that increases the risk for both drug use and its maintenance. The study concluded that people with SUD felt lonelier in emotional, social, familial, and romantic areas of life.
It is stated that the feeling of loneliness has a direct relationship with depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse, and high-risk behavior. Researchers theorize that drug use could be a way to fill the emptiness and feel secure and in control. Substances could also be used to satisfy certain emotional and psychological needs. Because of this, it is very important to prevent and diminish these emotions during and after treatment. If the emotions cannot be changed, it is imperative to change how they are managed. Substance use is not the answer. You are not alone on the road to recovery.
Feeling lonely can lead people down a vicious cycle of drug use and isolation if not addressed. The disease of addiction can lead to further feelings of loneliness and emptiness. It becomes an endless cycle of using to feel better and needing to feel better because of the use itself.
Does Anybody Understand?
SUD is personal for each individual. The reasons why you began to use substances are unique to you. How these substances affect your personal life, health, and well-being is also individualized. Because of this, it may feel like no one truly understands what you are going through or your desire for things to change.
It can be hard to visualize how someone can help if they haven’t been in your shoes. If you accept that you have this disease and possess the desire to heal you have already taken two of the most difficult and brave steps possible. Although it is a possibility that no one knows exactly how you feel, this does not mean that you have to go through it alone. In fact, you should never try to go it alone in recovery.
A Guide to Substance Abuse Services for Primary Care Clinicians identifies the three main objectives of rehabilitation as:
- Reducing substance abuse or achieving a substance-free life
- Maximizing multiple aspects of life functioning
- Preventing or reducing the frequency and severity of relapse
It is true that there is no single treatment approach that will be effective for everyone going through addiction. That is why it is important to rely on an experienced and dedicated team that will not give up until they find the right solution for you. Your treatment plan should provide you with all the tools necessary to forgive, recover, and remain healthy. It is not guaranteed that a team will understand your every struggle and need. However, you can trust that at Twilight Recovery, we will never give up on or stop supporting you.
Twilight Recovery Is Here for You
At Twilight Recovery, we recognize that addiction is an illness and it is not your fault or anybody else’s. We also acknowledge that it is impossible for us to fully comprehend how and why this has affected you. The goal is not to put blame on anybody. All we can do is provide you with unlimited support to turn these feelings into actions that may yield different and better results in the future.
Though there are no guarantees that we will understand every detail of your disease, we promise to never stop trying to reach whatever recovery means to you. If the disorder of addiction is unique to everyone, recovery should be too. Your recovery goals are your own. We will never force you to do or attempt anything you do not want. However, we will always encourage you to follow what is best for you. This will be decided by you and us, together. We consider you family and just like family, we will be there every step of the way.
Highly Trained and Experienced Staff
At Twilight Recovery Center we have a highly trained staff with over 20 years of combined experience. Staff members have been trained in addiction therapy and rehabilitation techniques. We have specialists for individual, group, and family therapy. Our doctors and nurses are on-call 24/7 and will provide you with the most thorough and safest recovery possible. Because of our vast experience treating people with similar conditions, you will always be surrounded by a team that knows how to handle any situation that may arise.
Although no one may understand what addiction means to you, we do understand what recovery can mean for everyone struggling with addiction. When deciding to become sober, the staff that’s by your side often makes all of the difference. We offer individualized assessments, therapies, counseling, and much more to customize the sobriety journey for each one of our patients.
In addition to staff with years of experience, we also offer a staff that truly cares. This is why we offer individualized treatment that is catered to each one of your needs. All patients will be treated on an individual basis to ensure the best recovery outcome. You will also have the opportunity to participate in group settings. If anyone can sympathize with what you are going through, it’s other people going through similar circumstances. At Twilight Recovery Center, we provide you with the opportunity to connect with them, with us, and, most importantly, with yourself.