Understanding Addiction

Understanding Alcohol and Drug Addiction

It is very difficult for most people to understand why or how others become addicted to drugs or alcohol. It is often assumed that drug abusers and addicts lack moral principles or willpower. They could stop using drugs simply by choosing to change their behavior, most think. In reality, alcohol and drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions or just will power. In fact, because drugs change the brain in ways that create compulsive drug abuse, quitting is very difficult, even for those who are ready to quit. Through scientific advances, we know more today about how drugs work in the brain than ever. We also know that drug addiction can be successfully treated to help people stop abusing drugs and lead very productive and full lives.

Understanding addiction is power. Once our clients understand the role their addictions play in their lives, we'll work together to develop a smart, targeted, custom recovery plan.

 Understanding Addiction

Science of Addiction

Addiction is a chronic brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use. Although the initial choice to use alcohol or drugs is voluntary for most people, the brain changes that take place over time challenge a person’s self- control and ability to resist intense impulses.

Fortunately, there are treatments available to help people counter addiction’s powerful disruptive effects. Research shows that combining addiction treatment with behavioral therapy is the best way to ensure success for most patients. Our recovery coaches develop a treatment method that is tailored to each patient’s specific needs.

Types of Addiction

There are many different types of addiction and the same individual may have multiple addictions with varying degrees of severity. The HelpNest recovery coaches commonly help with the following addictions:

  • Drug Addiction Recovery
  • Alcohol Addiction Recovery
  • Prescription Medication Addiction Recovery
  • Co-occurring Addiction

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How to Deal with an Addict

Because each addict is a unique person with his or her own needs, obstacles, and strengths, each addict’s path to overcoming addiction is a personal and unique one. That’s why we at HelpNest work with each of our recovery coaching clients to assess addiction.

HelpNest also manages interventions and creates a custom recovery plan that matches you with the very best addiction treatment providers and substance abuse counselors in the area. We’ll consult with you about your unique situation and help you choose the next step and take it.

Recovery Resources

An important part of our job is connecting you with valuable third-party recovery resources. Here are some that are available online:

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We Have Helped Others Find Their Way

They also took the time to get to know my son and the situation my family was in. In doing so they were able to find the best treatment facility for my son. They helped us to locate the resources to get my son into treatment. We are so very thankful for all their knowledge and compassion in this complicated situation Holly, Concerned Mother
My family had pretty much given up on me because I had tried to quit 4-5 times over the past few years and had always started drinking within days. Well, soon it will be my 3rd year sober for me and it truly is a miracle. I am so grateful for my life today, and I will always be so thankful to HelpNest and everyone who played a part in my recovery! Jody, Alcoholic, Addict
I have recently returned to the treatment facility where I got sober. Only this time as an employee. I am now helping others who suffer from this terrible disease. Who would have thought it possible? There is hope. There is a solution. HelpNest will help, if you are willing. Shauna B. , Alcoholic
HelpNest gave me the hope, guidance and support I so desperately needed to face reality. Because of them, I can be clean and sober and live a happy carefree life today. I have my family back, but most of all, I’m back. It all starts with honesty and the willingness to make a change. Shauna B., Alcoholic
Helpnest didn’t just walk away, they continue to check on him and monitor his progress. We feel that our family has been saved due to the amazing efforts of this organization. Holly, Concerned Mother
[John from HelpNest] helped me decide what my plans were for after detox. John did all the calling, trying to setup my financing, setting everything up with the treatment center. John helped me get into a facility and also called and spoke to my family. It just amazed me that someone who didn’t even know me would go out of their way to help me like that. Jody, Alcoholic, Addict

HelpNest Recovery Services

Overcoming Addiction

Because our recovery coaching services are comprehensive, it is difficult to provide a full list of the services our recovery coaches provide. The first step in a addiction recovery plan is usually a carefully planned and executed intervention. Many of HelpNest’s recovery coaches are certified interventionists, meaning they know how to conduct interventions so that addicts understand better the results of their behavior on themselves and those around them. When the addict reacts to the intervention by choosing to receive help, the recovery coach will provide valuable assistance in choosing what type of medical recovery treatment is necessary and where to get it. The recovery coach will assist in the addiction counseling process, collaborating with skilled substance abuse counselors, and help ensure that the addict has everything else he or she needs to enable recovery behaviors. And in the event that relapse occurs, the recovery coach will be there to help.

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Free Addiction Recovery Consultation

Addiction Recovery Services

The journey of lifelong recovery begins with a single phone call. If you or your loved one is ready to start changing today, call HelpNest. We’ll consult with you about your situation and help you choose the next step and take it. While we are not medically trained substance abuse counselors, we have the expertise to match you with the medical addiction counseling services that you need. Whether you choose HelpNest recovery coaching to help you or your loved one on the path to recovery, we want to help you understand the options available to you. Call us today, because the only time you can start the addiction recovery process is right now.

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