We’re Hiring In Florida!

Florida JobsWe are opening a brand new office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and we need someone to take on the position of Director of Admissions. If you live in the area and have experience in medical administration, behavioral health recovery, and managing an office please email us your resume at info@potentialllc.com.

Our new Fort Lauderdale office will help us expand the quality national work we have been doing from our current Brooklyn location. With medical professionals, experts, and facilities across the country we are uniquely equipped to help people coping with addictions, eating disorders, and other behavioral health conditions. This new office will allow us to be more hands on with the community in Florida and will expand our reach around the south!

Help us find the right addiction treatment for people who need help now!

The Language of Addiction

Substance Abuse RecoveryThe language of talking about addiction is a vital part of how we as a society perceive those afflicted with addiction. Experts also agree that those words can make a huge impact in the success of substance abuse recovery. When families and friends invest in intervention services knowing how to talk about addiction is a vital part of the work these experts offer.

The key many experts suggest, is in whether you allow the addiction itself to define the person in question. While phrases like “junkie” are should remain well out of your vocabulary there are still more subtle things to consider. As opposed to calling someone a “heroin addict” for example, it is advised that supportive players would refer to the person as “dealing with addiction.”

In a society obsessed with labeling people it can be difficult to avoid this kind of negative language, but the results of people using supportive terms is often a more lasting recovery. Addiction treatment is a tough row to hoe for anyone. It becomes a whole lot easier when there is a solid foundation of supportive people making their best efforts to avoid using phrases that diminish the person fighting the good fight.

Addressing Opiate Addiction Head On

Opiate RehabA quick search for keywords like “opiates,” “painkillers,” and “pills” on Twitter will reveal an attitude around the drugs that is disturbingly cavalier. People, teenagers, people in their 20’s, and even a number of folks who should be mature adults are posting statuses making light of burgeoning and even fully formed opiate addictions.

The truth is, as the use of prescription painkillers and other opioids increases among groups of younger people the fallout caused by these addictions can be greatly misunderstood and dangerously underestimated. Opiate rehab is widely available but for too many addicts the very idea that they have developed a habit does not hit home until it is too late. For many addicts the pills themselves, or the prescriptions to get them, become prohibitively expensive. The next step is far too often heroin.

If you suspect a loved one is developing a dependence on prescription medication or heroin you should not hesitate to engage with them about it. If you see this kind of cavalier attitude around the drugs that too is worth calling out. In order to encourage addiction treatment we must make it clear that this is a problem. For those who need assistance reaching out to a loved one intervention services are available.

Erasing the Stigma of Addiction Treatment

Addiction RecoveryWe spend a lot of time discussing the stigma of addiction at Potential. Our customers delve deep inside of themselves and call on the reserves of support of friends and family to face a relentless demon.

Once they have made it to the other side of addiction it can be hard to shake the feeling of “otherness” that comes with recovery. Worse still people seem eager to write off the accomplishments of those in recovery tossing off dismissals that suggest addiction was a choice and rewarding recovery is misguided.

We at Potential, all of whom are deeply experienced in the world of addiction treatment, beg to differ. Recovery, even for the most beloved patients, can be a long and lonely process. Even as we praise those successfully navigating opiate rehab and other substance abuse issues there is a sense of loss and regret that is impossible to shake. Positive reinforcement goes a long way in helping to fortify and maintain a patient’s recovery. It also helps encourage others to get the help they desperately need.

Addiction is a disease that can strike anyone anywhere. Those who dismiss recovery and the addicts who struggle through it are making it harder for anyone who makes the brave choice to strive for personal improvement.