Addiction is a complex and often misunderstood subject. When most people think of “addiction,” they picture people severely dependent on drugs or alcohol. But the truth is that addiction is on a broad spectrum, affecting people of all ages and backgrounds. Now more than ever, it’s crucial to learn about addiction, its causes, and how we can help those affected.
September 2022: Addiction Awareness Month
In1989, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) made September the official Addiction Awareness Month. This month is a time of observance to raise awareness about the disease and promote new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices—the time to learn about addiction’s impact on individuals, families, and communities nationwide. Individuals who have suffered from the disease have used their stories to inspire others and remind them that they can make a difference. These inspirational stories build knowledge around addiction, including its causes, symptoms, treatment, and ways to help.
Welwynn Addiction Services
Although inpatient addiction treatment centers provide the most intensive care through a structured treatment environment, many outpatient options are available here at Welwynn to patients requiring less intensive care. In some cases, outpatient treatment is the best option for those ready to commit to their recovery but who don’t have the time or money to put their lives on hold and enter an inpatient program.
Outpatient treatment aids those who need a little support to continue progressing in their recovery while still going about their daily routines. It also gives those still in early recovery a chance to experience life without substance use. This period can be helpful by helping to identify their triggers.
When providing treatment, we offer a wide range of practices and approaches to help individuals overcome addiction. While at Welwynn, you will learn new coping mechanisms and relapse prevention techniques to help you maintain sobriety long after your treatment.
Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Welwynn has committed to providing discreet care to high-level professionals and their families in their fight against addiction and substance use. Get in touch with us today to get the help you and your loved ones deserve.