Client education is an important aspect of addiction treatment and recovery. Clients and their loved ones often do not fully understand why a person has developed a substance abuse disorder and the root causes of why a person turns to drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism. The programs and services offered by Fresh Start Recovery Center, located in Maryland, can help clients and their families better understand that addiction is a disease and often connected to mental health issues.
In treatment, clients learn coping skills that will help them manage high-risk triggers in real-world situations. They will also learn coping mechanisms that are positive and healthy that can improve their well-being. These new life skills help with relapse prevention and promote lasting sobriety. Reach out to the professionals at Fresh Start today at 833.625.0398 to speak with a trained representative who can tell you more about the benefits of our addiction treatment programs and mental health services designed to meet your personal needs.
Why Client Education Matters
Too often, those who find themselves addicted to drugs or alcohol do not fully understand the reasons why they turned to substances in the first place.
Fresh Start’s treatment plans are tailored to fit the individual needs of our clients. Some clients will benefit from learning self-awareness and coping mechanisms that they can use to navigate high-risk triggers in real-world situations to avoid relapse.
Our mental health professionals integrate the use of traditional and holistic therapy techniques, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Individual therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
Clients work with mental health counselors to develop a personalized treatment plan that helps address the core issues that led to substance abuse. Understanding why you turned to substances for relief helps prevent making the same mistakes in the future.
The Impact of Trauma on Mental Health and Addiction
Trauma and abuse are common reasons why people turn to substances as coping mechanisms. Women often say they turned to substances as a result of domestic abuse or personal trauma.
Trauma-focused therapy can help clients address the difficult and traumatic experiences in their past to begin the healing process. To start moving forward, it is important to address trauma and other issues that negatively impact your mental health. Poor mental health is a common reason for turning to substances as a coping mechanism.
You can break the cycle of abuse by addressing the issues that make substance abuse appealing in the first place. Once you have decided to address issues impacting your mental health, you can look forward to improved well-being and a more balanced and healthy state of mind. This will make it much easier to stay on the path to lasting sobriety.
Common Risk Factors Associated with Substance Abuse
Risk factors associated with substance abuse can include:
- Regular drinker or has an alcohol abuse disorder (AUD)
- History of addiction
- Family history of substance abuse problems
- Mental health issues
- Environmental issues
- Peer influence
- Low-income household
- Low-income community
- Easy access to prescription medications in the household
- Lack of education about risk factors associated with drug abuse
Common Signs of Substance Abuse and Addiction
A person who is abusing drugs or has developed an addiction is likely to display at least some of the following common signs and symptoms:
- Relationship issues
- Work problems
- Change in social behaviors and activities
- Sleep problems
Commonly, those abusing substances have changes in their emotional and mental health. Common signs can include:
- Mood changes
Fresh Start Can Teach You How to Move Forward
Client education can make all the difference. Understanding the root causes of substance abuse and addiction allows for choosing healthy and positive ways to cope with the anxiety and stressors of everyday life.
Fresh Start offers a range of programs and services, including:
- Gender-specific rehab center
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Outpatient treatment (OT)
- Aftercare services
- Relapse Prevention
Contact Fresh Start today for information about our substance abuse and addiction treatment programs and services. All of our programs and services are tailored to fit the individual needs of our clients. We look forward to helping you better understand the cycle of abuse and how to break the habit. Contact us today at 833.625.0398 to speak with a trained professional.