FAQs on Recovery from Addiction

  • What is addiction?

    Addiction is a chronic brain disease characterized by compulsive drug-seeking and drug use despite negative consequences. Addiction is often accompanied by physical and psychological dependence on the substance or behavior, as well as changes in brain function and structure.

  • How does addiction develop?

    Addiction develops over time as repeated exposure to drugs or addictive behaviors changes the brain’s reward system, leading to compulsive drug-seeking and drug use. Factors such as genetics, environmental influences, and mental health conditions can also contribute to the development of addiction.

  • What are the signs and symptoms of addiction?

    The signs and symptoms of addiction can vary depending on the substance or behavior involved, but may include:

    • Loss of control over drug use
    • Increased tolerance to the substance
    • Withdrawal symptoms when not using the substance
    • Continued use despite negative consequences
    • Neglect of responsibilities or obligations
    • Relationship problems
    • Financial difficulties
    • Physical or mental health problems
  • How is addiction treated?

    Addiction is typically treated through a combination of behavioral therapy, medication, and support from peers and family members. Treatment may involve detoxification, followed by counseling and therapy to address underlying issues related to addiction. Some people may also benefit from medications that can help manage withdrawal symptoms or reduce cravings.

  • What is the role of support groups in addiction recovery?

    Support groups can be an important part of addiction recovery, providing a safe and supportive environment where people can share their experiences, gain insight and understanding, and receive encouragement from others who are going through similar struggles. Support groups can also help people develop new coping skills, build social connections, and strengthen their resolve to remain sober.

  • Is addiction recovery a lifelong process?

    Yes, addiction recovery is generally considered to be a lifelong process. Even after completing treatment, people in recovery may need ongoing support and maintenance to prevent relapse and maintain sobriety. This may involve continued participation in support groups, ongoing counseling or therapy, and making lifestyle changes that support recovery.

  • Sober Living & Long-Term Sobriety Program Structure – Meditation for Addiction Recovery and Joy

    • Meditation and reflection are vital for individuals in recovery. We will start the day out with a morning meditation to help us prepare for the day ahead.
    • During the day, each resident will either need to work or seek a job, go to school, attend an intensive outpatient program, or be productive.
    • We will have two in-house meetings. One night a week will be a big book study and one weekly house meeting.
    • Each resident will have a simple daily chore and will keep their bed made.
    • The random weekly test will be given.
    • Fun activities within the community, such as Volleyball, a trip to the movies, Game Night, Road Trips, Fishing, and more

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    If you are currently in an addictive addiction, we would love to help. We are connected to many long-term sobriety treatment centers and medical detoxes that can help you start your path to recovery and freedom. For loved ones who might have a family member struggling, sometimes an intervention may be needed. We will help guide you in finding the right interventionist.

    After completing 30, 60, or 90 days, many individuals still need individual counseling or an intensive outpatient program. We have several options for individuals who might need this next step after detox or treatment with our sober transitional living location.