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.

Addiction Treatment and Finding the Light At the End of Your Tunnel

intervention for substance abuseThe grasp of addiction can be startlingly hard to break. Many of us have seen someone struggle with addiction with some emotional distance to their struggle missing their humanity, missing that it might someday be us. As the grasp of addiction takes hold you often do not see it until it is too late. We are too busy enjoying  the trappings of our addictions, of our illnesses, of the thing that takes us out of ourselves and out of the moment.

Getting back into the moment is a struggle and some of us need a little push, all of us need a helpful hand. Potential is the best first step to finding intervention services and the proper rehabilitation strategy no matter what your addiction is. Whether you are struggling with an opiate addiction or an eating disorder that has taken control of your life, we can help. Our experts have helped people find the light at the end of the tunnel after time in the darkness, no matter what the substance.

Through addiction treatment you can take control of your life. On this blog we plan to share inspiring stories, helpful tips on bettering yourself, and anything else that strikes us as helpful for coping with addiction.

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”
                                                                                                   -Hellen Keller