“I have a dream…”
Many people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol have seen the destruction their addiction has done to themselves, their lives, and the people who love and care about them. They see the negative side of addiction and yet still cannot find the strength on their own to fight their addiction, to take a stand for themselves, their lives, and their happiness. For most addicts waking up in the morning, their first thought is, “how do I get my fix?” They may have moments of clarity when they realize the destruction and want to make a change. However, they are too afraid to make that stand by taking the first step. For those addicts who think they do not have the strength or willpower to stand up to their addiction, their oppressor, there is hope.
The number one factor in getting clean is the desire to overcome it. Becoming sober is the hardest part of sobriety but every year thousands of people accomplish this goal. Thousands of people make the change in their life for something better, for freedom from their addiction. They have a dream to survive, they have a dream to do and be better, they have a dream to create a life for themselves that drugs and alcohol took away. They see what has held them back from achieving their full potential and they confront it head-on. These people reached that moment of clarity where they knew that if they didn’t change their substance was going to consume them completely. They would either end up in jail or dead from an overdose or some other drug-related occurrence.
Standing Up to Addiction
Even after years or decades of abuse, there is still hope. Every day there are new discoveries in ways to help one overcome their addiction, more understanding of the addiction and any co-occurring disorders, and more people overcoming their addiction who know what works and what helps. Every day is another step in the right direction. There are thousands of people who stand up for those afflicted with addiction everyday. Most everyone has been affected by addiction in some way or another. People have their own addictions or have had family members or friends with addiction, and far too many lives have been taken because of it.
With new therapies being used such as recreational therapies, sensory integration therapy, occupational therapy, and looking at co-occurring disorders, all help those with addiction get clean and maintain their sobriety. The use of alumni programs allows newly sober people and long-term sober people to keep in touch with and meet each other, to meet other people who know exactly what they have gone through and can offer tips and advice for those who need it.
Make Your Dream of Sobriety a Reality!
Call our team to review your benefits and help place you in the most appropriate rehab facility. Help, hope, and freedom from addiction are available.
Many people have found strength for many different reasons with the words spoken by Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963, “I have a dream today … I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low. The rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight.” We all know why these words were spoken in their original context, but in today’s world, there are new oppressors and new freedoms being sought. One of the biggest oppressors in our time is drugs. Whether it is the people being forced to pick coca leaves to support their families, the women and children being used as drug mules to avoid death or thousand of citizens who fall prey to the drugs for numerous reasons.
Get Help to End Your Addiction
Once someone becomes addicted there is little anyone else can do to end the addiction. The substance has taken control of their life. Every time you use drugs, they change your brain chemistry and cause you to become dependent, even after just one use. Thousands of dollars are spent by a single user every year to support their habit. Families are broken up because the user’s main concern becomes the drug instead of their loved ones. They stop caring about school, work, their futures, and themselves.
With the right help, the right support, and the right recovery treatment, these users can find the way back to their dreams. With these things, these users have the chance, the opportunity to achieve their dreams that drugs and alcohol stole from them. It is time to stand up to your oppressor and free yourself from your addiction. Free yourself from the downward spiral drugs bring into everyone’s life. Free yourself from a life without dreams, a life without hope, and a life without happiness. Stand up and take those things back for yourself. What dreams have drugs or alcohol addiction kept you from achieving?
Do You Have a Dream of Sobriety?
If you want to make that dream of freedom from addiction a reality, there is hope! Contact our admissions team by calling 888.986.7848 and the can help review your insurance to find out if it can cover any costs associated with addiction treatment or rehab. We offer a variety of treatment programs, including:
Don’t wait to change our life and get freedom from addiction to drugs, alcohol or mental health issues.