For many years, mental illnesses were perceived in a negative light and carried a certain stigma around them. This made seeking help for mental illnesses, somewhat of a secret and an uphill task. Even if someone managed to get to the right doctor and get a prognosis, they would often get no support from their family or friends. All this is changing with correct understanding and increasing awareness about the importance of seeking help for mental disorders, however, people still find it difficult to seek treatment either for themselves or a loved one in such a situation.
When it comes to addiction, the story is no different. What compounds the problem in case of any kind of substance abuse is the suffering that loved ones undergo, watching someone they love destroy their life. What is more, no one is prepared for the pain or is even aware of the many ways this habit can destroy one’s body, mind and soul. People usually seek treatment as the last resort. Yet, in retrospect, most people who go through with treatment, wish they had done it earlier.
So if you are mulling over seeking treatment for yourself or someone you love, maybe considering the answers to the following questions would help you take the final call:
Whether it be substance abuse and related disorders or co-occurring conditions, mental disorders and/or behavioral problems, help is available. With proper treatment, people struggling with problems such as, depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, suicidal ideation and other conditions, can find relief from distress and lead a fruitful life. A good treatment program not only breaks the cycle of substance abuse and resolves underlying problems but also provides support to families resulting in long-term successful recovery.
When it comes to addiction or a severe mental illness, many factors prevent people from seeking timely help. One of the biggest inhibitors is the financial cost involved. Another reason is the amount of time one needs to commit for recovery. Added to this, lack of proper awareness results in people being scared of the withdrawal process. Some even fear the stigma attached to recovery and are apprehensive of others finding out that they went into treatment. However, all this only leads to delay in seeking the much-needed help, resulting in the problem destroying the life of the affected individual and of those around them. Meanwhile the person could hit rock bottom, become suicidal, land in jail or suffer other unfortunate consequences.
But this does not have to be the case. Take charge of your life and that of your loved one, by choosing hope and positive change. At ADEONA Healthcare, our skilled and compassionate team of professionals can be a catalyst of change for you and your family to make a fresh start.
ADEONA Healthcare offers affordable, quality mental health care from residential treatment center programs to outpatient programs. All of our services are completely confidential and private. Our adolescent treatment facility in Rancho San Diego, California, provides age-appropriate, developmentally sensitive care for teens between the ages 12 and 17.
Our treatment facility at Rancho San Diego is well-known for providing specialized treatment to adolescents with behavioral health disorders, mental illness, substance abuse and dual diagnosis. Our trained health care professionals work closely with our young patients and their families to meet their goals, using evidence-based practices. To learn more about our adolescent programs or any of our specialized services, please call our 24/7 helpline (888) 379-9360. You my even chat online with our representatives for quick assistance.