Relapse after Spring Break – You thought you could handle it. You were going to have a fantastic spring break with your friends. You weren’t going to drink or do drugs too much. You promised yourself. Or you promised your loved one. Yet you did. Relapse! How and why can that happen? Why can addiction get the best of you no matter how determined you are, not to let it?
Addiction affects you on far more levels than you might first believe
Addiction doesn’t affect you just on the physical level. It affects you on the mental, emotional, and spiritual levels as well. Your relapse doesn’t mean your addiction is incurable. Nor does it mean that you simply don’t have enough willpower. What it can mean is that you have been attempting to deal with your addiction on one level or another, but you haven’t addressed the encompassing areas that your addiction has touched you at. If you relapsed, take a serious look at getting help again. If you have been trying to break your addictions by yourself, consider getting professional help. Also, consider a long term program. A long term rehab program can last a few months and up to four months.
These programs are designed to take the time to address your addiction on all the levels. Not just on a behavioral level. Or on a physical level. Or on a social level. It takes time to address you addiction on all the levels. There really is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all rehab program. Each person faces completely different personal experiences because of their addiction, and those experiences will require attention. Each person’s physical makeup is unique and must be treated accordingly. Medicine has made great advancements and it is important to find a center that employs those advancements.
Understanding the nature of addiction, and finding a personalized rehab program that will address your addiction on all its levels, rather than just one or the other, can help you finally be free from the addiction. So Spring Break caused you to relapse. It’s time to take the time to get rid of your addiction. Spring Break next year can be totally different…or you might be vacationing in a totally different place, because you are totally different.
We guarantee you will…
∙ Get the attention you deserve in an intimate, individually focused program with people just like you.
∙ Heal through an effective blend of integrated therapies at one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
∙ Discover why this has happened to you and learn how to live free from you problem.
More on Dr. Reeves – Destin Florida
Dr. Reeves is the Medical director of Destin Recovery and South Walton Medical Center (Destin Florida)
Director of Addiction Medicine at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast; is a Member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine; a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons; and is Triple Board Certified in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, and Addiction Medicine.