Families and loved ones of individuals involved off-and-on with drugs or alcohol need to be aware of the secondary effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on America.
There’s expected to be a rise in substance abuse throughout the pandemic and increased rates of addiction afterward due to the stress of isolation, boredom, decreased access to recovery resources and unemployment.
In fact, the pandemic seems like the perfect storm to drive teens and young adults into addictions that older family members may have also experienced. But whether you or a loved one fell into a new addiction, or relapsed during the isolating shut-downs of schools, work places, churches, and communities, you need to find help now. Just like any other chronic condition, alcohol, drugs and other addictions must be treated soon, before causing life-threatening situations, or suicides.
Before you dive into the internet search, think about how you, or your addicted son, daughter or loved one, would be willing to do to break an addiction? Making that decision often comes when one finally hits rock bottom, and realizes they must find a way out of addiction, or else lose everything. Are they willing to take the time and effort to find hope and a new purpose for living?
“If you are not going to adhere to the guidelines of your program, it doesn’t matter which treatment option you choose—it will not work. For this reason, you need to pick a treatment option that fits into your life and will be what you need to get better.” 1
As you look over many of the rehab centers, you may be surprised to find many programs that offer short-term treatment, or outpatient services. Unfortunately, it may take a long-term commitment, and on-campus therapy, work, boarding and support in order to leave an addiction behind.
“An effective treatment program addresses the whole person and not just the addiction. People who struggle with addiction are people with feelings, hopes, and needs. Finding a program that addresses more than just addiction is crucial. Many times, people who struggle with addiction also need mental health services, counseling, legal assistance, vocational training, and nutritional guidelines. Whole person care also includes deepening the spiritual life or working on the character development produced by the 12-step programs.” 1
In order to find the best fit for you, or your loved one’s needs, you can explore the websites of rehab centers with a proven history of success. Whether you need a rehab for a young teen boy or girl, young adult man or women, you can find some of the best rehab and recovery centers in America on these websites:
Look over the featured rehab websites, or call the contact number listed on the site. Either way, you’re sure to find information and guidance for placing yourself or a loved one in the best rehab center for you and your family in 2021.
Great Lakes Women’s Rehab, an Adult and Teen Challenge treatment center in Milwaukee, WI, understands that you need to find help for your loved one who is caught up in addiction to — and we want to help! We are a low cost drug and alcohol addiction treatment center with separate residential home locations for men and women.
Our Robby Dawson Home for Women is a beautiful and spacious facility located in downtown Milwaukee’s historic Concordia Neighborhood.
Give us a call, 414-748-4357 to learn more about how Great Lakes Women’s Rehab ATC helps adult women (18+) find hope, and a new life!