It is obvious to those affected by alcoholism and drug addiction, that these are very complex problems.
At Bridges Sober Living, we believe that clients who participate in as many recovery resources as possible are increasing their odds of achieving long term and contented recovery.
While we aren't doctors or clinicians and we don't claim to know everything about addiction, our vast experience working to help people suffering from an addiction has helped us to see some patterns. There appear to be many aspects to the problem of alcoholism and addiction. Here are a few issues that we have seen:
Social - Including issues with; self, friends, family, coworkers etc., in past, current and possible future situations
Mental health, behavioral health and emotional issues (co-occurring disorders & trauma). This may be the most overlooked aspect by the sufferers when working to recover from addiction.
Although this is a very general and incomplete list that has been compiled by lay-people, it is easy to see how multiple resources might be incredibly helpful in the recovery process. Some of these resources include:
Partial-Hospitalization Treatment (PHP)
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
Sober Living Environments (including sober living homes)
Recovery Groups: evidence based, 12-step, religious and non-spiritual
Other support groups
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