Chicago, the third largest city in U.S.A., an urban kaleidoscope which is known for many things such as the deep dish pizza, the Bean, the Cubs and Chicago-style hotdogs. However, this is also a city that is grappling with a major problem of addiction. Let's look at some information regarding addiction:
Beginning treatment at a new place is found to be very effective for people suffering from addiction as it removes the usual triggers for addiction and obstacles to recovery that the person faces everyday. By learning to process and work through these triggers and obstacles in a safe and supportive environment, one can then return to their home in recovery, thus, integrating newly learnt patterns into their daily life.
Change in lifestyle in one of the pillars on which recovery for any addict begins. This change can be achieved in destination treatment through a holistic approach in treatment. In this approach, we focus on the physical, cognitive, emotional and spiritual upliftment of the individual.
This provides them with the resources and tools that they can use to achieve and sustain recovery. Individual and group therapy sessions help one in identifying and modifying dysfunctional patterns of thought, emotion and behavior which aided the addiction for eg. Negative thinking, aggressive behavior, low self confidence, etc.
Our destination treatment also focuses on meditation and mindfulness training as a way for one to learn to remain present, calm and gain insight into their impulsive or irrational thoughts and behavior. Thus, using different treatment modalities with a holistic approach and customizing therapy for each individual we help them sustain recovery and rediscover their individuality in being free from addiction.
Treatment for addiction can be selected based on one's needs and can be customized as well for the individual in many treatment services across the city. There are many inpatient rehabilitation centers which require one to live in a 24-hours care facility for a set amount of time (spanning from 28 to 90 days or more). Most rehabs focus on the following four areas:
Codependency is seen in relatives or loved ones of the person suffering from addiction, wherein they tend to become dependent on the addict. In that state of dependency, they derive their sense of self or their self esteem as well, from the addict and whether the addict can remain sober or clean.
They try to help the addict but in doing so become so invested that they are constantly affected by the addict's behavior. They can also enable the addict's addiction by covering up for them, tolerating maladaptive behavior, giving financial assistance and so on.
They can also indirectly increase the stress levels of the addict by making them feel guilty, blaming or fighting with them, etc., which in turn fuels the addict's addiction.
Codependency counselling aims to improve the functioning of the relationship between the addict and the codependent. This us done usually when the addict is in recovery and the codependent and the addict in recovery have individual or joint sessions with a trained mental health professional.
The expectations and needs of both parties are understood by the therapist and sessions are conducted to explore ways in which to fulfill them. Whatever resistance or obstacles come forth such as communication problems, mistrust, resentments, past grievances are processed in a healthy and adaptive way.
Thus, codependency counselling is beneficial for the codependent so that they can become free from their negative patterns and also for the addict as it helps rebuild the bond between the addict and the codependent. Thus the environment that the addict in recovery goes back to is one which is free from hostility, guilt and shame and instead is warm, supportive and welcoming.
The treatment to any kind of addiction begins from identification and acceptance which you need to provide to your loved ones. For further support, fill the form below and our expert counselor will contact you.