It is important now more than ever for those in our family, friend circle and community group to seek help for addiction. This is especially the case with the rise of substance abuse and a general lack of knowledge of the dangers of substances. Unfortunately, substance abuse has become a “norm” in our society as people rely on drugs to deal with mental health concerns, traumatic instances, and difficult life circumstances. Along with these different drugs comes different short and long-term consequences, and each person is affected differently. In fact, the following factors can have an intense impact on a person’s wellbeing:

  • Environment: where the person uses substances and who they use it with
  • Patterns of use: how often, how much, what time of day, the symptoms they experience and how long they last, and other factors
  • Personal demographics: the age, weight, gender, health, tolerance to drugs, previous history with abusing substances, personality and others

Since each person’s experience with addiction is different, it’s crucial for a person to receive personalized treatment when they seek help. Addiction can have a powerful influence over the mind and body, but these unique factors have to be addressed as well otherwise a person may be missing very important aspects of healing for optimized recovery.
Proper treatment should tend to the multiple needs of a person, not just their addiction and/or mental illness. The proper treatment and care for both mental and physical health are both equally important on the road to recovery. These types of treatment practices aim to address not only the physical and direct substance abuse problems but also the underlying mechanisms that make up their daily life, in addition to what builds up to create their life as a whole. It’s never too late to begin working towards a better life.

If you’re ready to learn more about how your treatment can be personalized to fit your unique needs, speak with a professional from Alta Loma today. We offer individualized treatment and recovery care while also understanding the link between mental health and substance abuse. Recovery is possible, and there is an entire team of healthcare professionals who truly care about your health and wellbeing. Alta Loma is a world-renowned, Texas state-licensed mental health and substance abuse recovery center exclusively for men. Call us today at (866) 457-3843 to start developing the tools you need to overcome life’s obstacles and be on the road towards happiness, health, and well-being.