Does Overcoming Addiction Mean Losing Who I Am?

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Does Overcoming Addiction Mean Losing Who I Am?

Addiction is all-consuming. It can completely take over your life and make you lose your entire sense of self. Over time, you begin to think more and more about it. You find that your world revolves around it. Addiction is what causes you to lose yourself. It becomes who you are. Overcoming addiction is the very act that will allow you to regain control and find yourself again.

How Does Addiction Affect My Mind?

Addiction, as defined by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), is “a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use despite adverse consequences.” Whether you are addicted to drugs or alcohol, addiction to these harmful substances does not discriminate.

With continued use of one or more of these substances, the brain gradually undergoes chemical changes that can last long after treatment. These changes are centered around the brain circuits that are involved in reward, stress, and self-control.

Because of the nature of addiction and its chemical alterations on the brain, over time, individuals’ lives will begin to revolve around their substance of choice. Their identity shifts to an unrecognizable being. Addiction will make them lose themselves entirely to the substance.

Can I Find Myself Again?

What is lost can be found again. The world is an ever-changing, always-revolving place. At Avalon Malibu, we welcome all walks of life at any stage of addiction. As you progress through our recovery program at the Cottage House, you will gradually shed the skin of the past.

The addiction will disappear, revealing your true sense of self again. Will you be different? It’s likely, but that’s okay. Change isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it can be of great help. The changes you find will be blocks that build your foundation stronger and more durable than ever.

Overcoming Addiction at the Cottage House

Every individual is unique with their own set of personal needs. Not all recovery stories are the same. At Avalon Malibu, we value the uniqueness that our clients bring and strive to always adapt to the ever-changing circumstances of each case. We offer two invaluable programs to accommodate all walks of life.

Whether intensive outpatient or residential inpatient, every client receives nothing but the highest quality of care needed to overcome addiction. We take a unique approach to treating addiction by emphasizing the integration of the mind, body, and spirit into every customized health plan. In our evidenced-based therapeutic techniques, we use multiple modalities as a vital medium for lasting change.

Intensive Outpatient

Life gets busy, and a lot of times, you can’t press “pause” on responsibilities. Because of this, we offer our intensive outpatient program (IOP). We have built this program specifically for those who still need to work and tend to responsibilities outside our facility. Clients will receive top-quality care while maintaining full control of their schedule to be able to heal their minds, bodies, and spirits without putting life on hold.

Residential Inpatient

For extreme addiction cases, we offer our residential program, which takes place in a home-like environment where our clients have 24/7 access to our full medical team of professionals. In this program, clients are able to fully press “pause” on reality outside of our facility and place their focus and energy on their healing recovery journey.

Achieving Greatness By Overcoming Addiction

What may seem like an impossible feat is far more attainable than you realize. Recovery can be yours. You deserve healing and happiness. Overcoming addiction is a powerful and exciting accomplishment, and nothing can stop you from achieving it. At Avalon Malibu, our mission is to help people cross the finish line into recovery.

We know without a shadow of a doubt that you can have your own successful recovery story, and we want to help you write it. Don’t let past mistakes keep you from excelling in the ways we know you can. One day in the not-so-distant future, you will look back on this day and smile, knowing that today was the day your life changed in all the best ways.

Imagine your life in one year. A thriving and happy version of you smiling and succeeding in life. Fulfilled entirely and loving every second that you are granted. That’s not a dream. That is the future you deserve that you will achieve. It can all start with a simple phone call. One call that will change the course of time and set the tone for what is to come.

Let Avalon Malibu pave the path to freedom from addiction, to the bright future you crave, and to the best years of your life. You are brave and powerful, and above all, you can do this. Be proud of this accomplishment just as we are proud of you. You will achieve your dreams, and we can help you get there.

By overcoming addiction, you will not only find yourself again, but you will also accomplish a lasting recovery to be eternally proud of. Entering treatment is a step a lot of people fear, so making it this far is a wonderful achievement, and all of us at Avalon Malibu are proud of you. Losing who you are to substances is a scary and difficult thing to go through. We understand how you feel and what you are dealing with. Let us help you overcome these challenges and walk you down the path to recovery. You can achieve greatness and can help do that and much more. Call Avalon Malibu today at (844) 857-5992 for more information. 

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