Addiction is a complex disease, often chronic in nature, which affects the functioning of the brain and body. It also causes serious damage to families, relationships, schools, workplaces and neighborhoods. The most common symptoms of addiction are severe loss of control, continued use despite serious consequences, preoccupation with using, failed attempts to quit, tolerance and withdrawal. Addiction can be effectively prevented, treated and managed by healthcare professionals in combination with family or peer support.
THE DISEASE MODEL OF ADDICTION
Addiction is defined as a disease by most medical associations, including the American Medical Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Like diabetes, cancer and heart disease, addiction is caused by a combination of behavioral, environmental and biological factors. Genetic risks factors account for about half of the likelihood that an individual will develop addiction.
Addiction involves changes in the functioning of the brain and body. These changes may be brought on by risky substance use or may pre-exist.
The consequences of untreated addiction often include other physical and mental health disorders that require medical attention. If left untreated over time, addiction becomes more severe, disabling and life threatening.
IS ADDICTION A CHRONIC DISEASE?
A chronic disease is a long-lasting condition that can be controlled but not cured.
About 25-50% of people with a substance use problem appear to have a severe, chronic disorder. For them, addiction is a progressive, relapsing disease that requires intensive treatments and continuing aftercare, monitoring and family or peer support to manage their recovery.
The good news is that even the most severe, chronic form of the disorder can be manageable and reversible, usually with long term treatment and continued monitoring and support for recovery.
ARE PEOPLE WITH ADDICTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS?
People with addiction should not be blamed for suffering from the disease. All people make choices about whether to use substances. However, people do not choose how their brain and body respond to drugs and alcohol, which is why people with addiction cannot control their use while others can. People with addiction can still stop using – it’s just much harder than it is for someone who has not become addicted.
People with addiction are responsible for seeking treatment and maintaining recovery. Often they need the help and support of family, friends and peers to stay in treatment and increase their chances of survival and recovery.
THE ADDICTIVE PROCESS
Let’s start with a basic assumption: human beings have a desire to feel happy and to find peace of mind and soul. In our best of times, we seek to be transformed by love and meaning. At times in our lives, we randomly or due to hard work we experience this sense of wholeness, but then it slips away and is gone, only to return at another time. When it leaves us, we feel a sense of sadness and even a slight (for some a profound) sense of mourning. This is one of the natural cycles of life. It’s not a cycle we can control.
There are things we can do to influence this natural cycle of life, but much of it is out of our control. We either accept this cycle and learn from it, or fight it. It is in the fighting of and trying to get control over this cycle that we can get lost. We do this by trying to be happy all the time. If we do this we also train ourselves to be controlling. We do this by seeking sensations instead of meaning. We do this by seeking pleasure and power instead of love, and in so doing, turn our lives upside down.
Addiction can be viewed as an attempt to control, instead of learn from, this uncontrollable cycle.
But, the beginning is not the end point—addiction is progressive. It is an illness that develops from a definite, though often seemingly unclear beginning, toward a definite end point. The end point of the addictive process is total control of the Self by the illness.
At Clear Meadows Recovery, you’ll become part of a vibrant, caring community where each resident supports one another through the challenges of recovery, and we celebrate the joys of healthy, sober living together.
Unlike inpatient care, our residential treatment is set to provide best of facilities that would help the patients recovery easier and faster. The rooms are spacious and comfortable ,The diet of the patient is taken care with the help of dietitians and doctors taken in account the physical condition and needs of the patient.
For recreational activities we have well designed area where we have all indoor games combined with a gym and Table tennis where there physical fitness is taken care of.
1. An Atmosphere of Healing
Our secluded recovery center provides a peaceful, focused setting for recovery.
2. A Caring Support System
Compassionate, experienced counselors and therapists provide support through every stage of your journey.
3.A Path to Recovery
A variety of innovative, evidence-based therapies teach valuable life skills and set you on the path to success.
How Recovery Works
Recovery isn’t just one step. It’s a lifelong journey that’s best understood as three distinct phases, each as crucial as the next.
Phase 1 – Detox
Your first step is to rid your body of its unhealthy chemical dependencies. Our medically-supervised detox program is designed to guide you through this process. It will help you begin your recovery with a clear mind, as well as increase your energy and physical wellness.
Phase 2- Residential Treatment
Once your body is clean, it needs to be kept clean. That means learning how to live responsibly, maintain your health, and enjoy your new life. You will learn the tools to live sober in a supportive and uplifting environment.
Phase 3 – Lifelong Perspective
Recovery never ends. It’s a process that will last a lifetime, as you encounter new challenges and old temptations. We give you the tools to manage and overcome those issues day by day. We build a plan for aftercare into our comprehensive treatment programs.
Beginning The Journey
Are you serious about recovery and eager for a fresh start? Are you ready to step onto a new road and walk through a new door? A respectful detox evaluation is the first service you’ll receive when you arrive at Clear Meadows Recovery.
To prepare you for recovery, we offer a medically-sound program to address your physical and mental needs. We aim to start your recovery on the right track, whether by protecting you from a potentially dangerous detox or managing any symptoms you may experience.
At Clear meadows Recovery, our experienced clinical team will gather your vital information and our medical team will assess your medical history and perform a complete physical exam. This knowledge helps them develop the best treatment plan to suit you. After you begin the detox process, physicians will be on call 24/7 to monitor your health and make any necessary adjustments.
A Place for Healing:
If you want to start writing the next chapter of your life, there’s no better place than Clear Meadows Recovery
- Delicious meals, catered to suit any dietary need
- Peaceful natural surroundings to stimulate the mind and soothe the senses
- Tastefully decorated semi-private rooms and lounge areas that encourage fellowship between residents
- A focus on physical health and wellness, including a yoga program and fitness equipment
- Quick access to nearby dining and entertainment
- Personal time that helps you relax and reflect on your recovery journey
A Change That Lasts
Many people who struggle with addictions and co-occurring conditions have been through previous short-term rehabilitation programs or outpatient therapies. Unfortunately, many of these treatments are not successful because they fail to address the deeper questions and issues at the heart of addiction.
Clear Meadows Recovery is different. Our therapies are based on awareness of the problem, respect for one’s own self, and honesty with others. Our goal is to help clients find joy in everyday life and to regain their own sense of dignity and peace. At Clear Meadows Recovery, we believe that long-term care in a compassionate, goal-oriented environment is the best way to help you on your recovery journey. By supporting you through every stage of the process, we can break the cycle of unhealthy behavior to create lasting change.
This holistic, comprehensive treatment approach addresses both harmful addictions and the behavioral issues that often accompany them. If your addiction habits have prevented you from leading a happy and healthy life, Clear Meadows Recovery can help. Our staff specializes in treating addiction and co-occurring disorders. We want to see you discover the joys of sobriety, the stability of living clean, and the excitement of a full life.