Recurrence is likely.
Long-term treatment is key to long-term recovery. Addiction is an illness that needs a long term approach for a lifelong solution.
Recovery is possible.
It is possible to recover from addiction. There is hope for those who want long-term healing from this crippling disease.
Addiction is a Disease
Understanding and accepting this fundamental truth about substance abuse is a critical first step in researching care and treatment for your loved one.
The U.S. Surgeon General has written, “Addiction is not a character flaw – it is a chronic illness that we must approach with the same skill and compassion with which we approach heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.”
The challenge to caregivers, to friends and to families is to remove all moral judgments and preconceived notions about addiction and recovery.
We know of no disease that is cured quickly and effectively with a week or two or three of treatment, and addiction is no exception.
This is why we are such strong proponents of long-term treatment. It’s not that the 28-day programs are bad… it’s that the disease is bad, and we know the body cannot heal physically, emotionally and spiritually in a matter of weeks.
Why do we believe so strongly in long-term treatment at Desert Rose?
Time to heal
The brain and the body take longer than a few weeks to heal.
Treating the whole person
Substance abuse can increase a person’s risk for other mental and physical illnesses, and those must be addressed to achieve any degree of wellness.
Building trust takes time
It takes time for the addicted person to develop trust in our clinicians, to redevelop a sense of self-worth and strength, and to embrace a healthy lifestyle.
It took time to get here
Most people have been drinking or using for years. It took them a long time to get here, and it takes them a long time to get better.
Every person is an individual
Every person’s recovery journey is different, and can’t be fit into a one-month box.
The Desert Rose family
We’re a family. We want time to love people and help them learn to love themselves.
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For a long time, the term “intervention” meant a surprise confrontation intended to persuade a loved one to quit their addiction or to enter treatment.
The practice of staging interventions was developed in the 1960s. On some levels, we understand the concern and frustration behind it. Most families and friends have been dealing with the fallout of the addictive behavior for so long that they’re willing to try almost anything.
Here’s the problem: The angry intervention presumes the person’s drug abuse is a choice and a character flaw. It presumes the person can flip a switch and suddenly be ready and willing to stop the drug or alcohol use and get help. It ignores the fact that addiction is a complex mental and physical disease.
Current research has shown that in-your-face interventions don’t achieve the desired result, and often damage fragile relationships even further. Confrontational counseling methods can backfire in a profound way by making the person more resistant to treatment or by further diminishing their self-esteem. Not a single clinical trial shows any effectiveness of this method, and quite a bit of harm. Read More Here.
We’re going to go out on a limb and guess you may be breathing a sigh of relief to know that you don’t have to put your loved one, your family and your friends through this. You may be wrestling with what to do about your addicted loved one, and that’s a common (and heartbreaking) situation. The best piece of advice we’ve heard on the topic came from a parent: “Whatever you decide to do, just be sure you can live with it.”
The good news is that in a clinical setting, the term “intervention” has taken on a new definition. In today’s treatment landscape, behavioral interventions are professionally delivered programs or services designed to treat an individual’s substance abuse disorder.
At Desert Rose, we utilize a number of evidence-based approaches proven to help addicted people get clean and stay clean:
Body-image and self-awareness groups
People struggling with addiction pay a terrible price:
Physical, mental and spiritual illness
Lost wages, lost jobs, lost years of productivity
Treatment is not cheap. But treatment is much, much less costly than addiction.
Let us help you understand how to pay for the care your loved one needs. Every day we speak with parents and spouses in totally free, 100% confidential consultations. We will review your health insurance, explain your coverage, and discuss payment options. We’ll help find the right program, whether it’s here at Desert Rose or with another facility we know and trust.
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