Does someone you love have an addiction problem?

Help them get the help they need.

image of serious man facing cameraHave you ever noticed when you are in a low mood it feels impossible to find a solution for a problem?  Or that while in that low mood everyone you deal with seems to have an attitude and that you don’t have time to deal with their foolishness?  Even the people you love most manage to get on your last nerve.

Have you noticed too, when you are in a good mood everything falls into place more easily?  You might even have compassion for irritable people, and you recognize how lucky you are to have the people you love in your life.

Moods affect the way we see the world.  Moods are a direct outcome of our thoughts.  It is impossible to be in a good mood while having negative thoughts, and it is equally impossible to have pleasant thoughts and be in a lousy mood.  Thoughts come first; the mood is the result.  Once you understand, it is easier not to be disturbed by the way your moods fluctuate, because you know as your thoughts change, your mood will too.

Okay, so this is all well and good, but what does it have to do with getting a loved one into addiction treatment?  For people with addiction, they have learned that there is one way to feel better and that is to have their substance of choice available and ready whenever they start feeling bad.  Except that they know it doesn’t last and they must constantly feed their addiction to maintain some semblance of normalcy.

But even with that bit of normalcy, they have thoughts.  Often those thoughts include guilt that they are using, shame for things they do to get their substance of choice, and recognition of how much pain they are causing to those they care most about.  As those thoughts race in their head, their mood takes a free fall.  The good feeling from the substance is short-lived as their thought-created mood pushes them again back into the abyss, and the only solution they can see in that low, dark mood is to use again.  It is a vicious circle that seems to have no end.

This can be part of the reason it is difficult to talk to someone with an addiction issue about getting treatment.  When they are in a low mood, which can be most of the time, they can’t see a possible solution.  They aren’t trying to be difficult; it is simply hard for them to see that life could be different and better.  The harder you push, the more they push back, and no progress is made.

Good timing can be essential for a positive outcome.

image of young coupleFor the best chance for a good outcome, try to find a time that you are in a good mood, and the person with the addiction is in a place where they are at least willing to listen.  Don’t be disappointed if your first conversation doesn’t result in their willingness to get treatment for their addiction.  But don’t give up.

When you have again monitored both your mood and theirs, try again.  Always let them know that they are loved and supported and that you know they can lead a happy, substance-free lifestyle.  They probably don’t believe it but keep reminding them that you do believe it and that you believe in them.

Even before you start these discussions, do your research.  Find a quality treatment program to recommend to them.  All treatment programs are not the same. Some programs offer extraordinarily little individualized treatment.  Some are 12-step, some are not.  Some are holistic, and some are not.

As you are comparing treatment programs, be sure to consider what Gulf Breeze Recovery offers.  Gulf Breeze Recovery is a non-12-step, holistic treatment program that treats the whole person, not just the addiction.  With a well trained and qualified staff of medical, clinical and support staff, expert care begins with medically supervised detoxification if needed, and continues with one-on-one counseling, professionally led group sessions, spa treatment, neurofeedback, meditation, exercise, nutrition and specialized care for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), if needed.

Gulf Breeze Recovery offers a nurturing environment in a beautiful setting where each guest is treated with dignity and respect.

Gulf Breeze Recovery strives to offer the best and most comprehensive alcohol and substance abuse treatment options in the country, with plans of treatment tailored to fit your individual needs.  Our professional and medical staff are available to meet all your needs for high-quality substance abuse treatment.

If you or someone you care about, has an ongoing history of alcohol or substance use and/or relapse, contact Gulf Breeze Recovery or call: (855) 433-4480 to speak to an addiction expert to learn more about their residential program, out-patient program, and intensive out-patient program, and which of these can best fit your individual needs.  These programs have helped many people overcome their addiction and embrace their new happy, healthy, substance-free lifestyle.

We help people not just to survive, but to THRIVE!

Help them get the help they need.

image of serious man facing cameraHave you ever noticed when you are in a low mood it feels impossible to find a solution for a problem?  Or that while in that low mood everyone you deal with seems to have an attitude and that you don’t have time to deal with their foolishness?  Even the people you love most manage to get on your last nerve.

Have you noticed too, when you are in a good mood everything falls into place more easily?  You might even have compassion for irritable people, and you recognize how lucky you are to have the people you love in your life.

Moods affect the way we see the world.  Moods are a direct outcome of our thoughts.  It is impossible to be in a good mood while having negative thoughts, and it is equally impossible to have pleasant thoughts and be in a lousy mood.  Thoughts come first; the mood is the result.  Once you understand, it is easier not to be disturbed by the way your moods fluctuate, because you know as your thoughts change, your mood will too.

Okay, so this is all well and good, but what does it have to do with getting a loved one into addiction treatment?  For people with addiction, they have learned that there is one way to feel better and that is to have their substance of choice available and ready whenever they start feeling bad.  Except that they know it doesn’t last and they must constantly feed their addiction to maintain some semblance of normalcy.

But even with that bit of normalcy, they have thoughts.  Often those thoughts include guilt that they are using, shame for things they do to get their substance of choice, and recognition of how much pain they are causing to those they care most about.  As those thoughts race in their head, their mood takes a free fall.  The good feeling from the substance is short-lived as their thought-created mood pushes them again back into the abyss, and the only solution they can see in that low, dark mood is to use again.  It is a vicious circle that seems to have no end.

This can be part of the reason it is difficult to talk to someone with an addiction issue about getting treatment.  When they are in a low mood, which can be most of the time, they can’t see a possible solution.  They aren’t trying to be difficult; it is simply hard for them to see that life could be different and better.  The harder you push, the more they push back, and no progress is made.

Good timing can be essential for a positive outcome.

image of young coupleFor the best chance for a good outcome, try to find a time that you are in a good mood, and the person with the addiction is in a place where they are at least willing to listen.  Don’t be disappointed if your first conversation doesn’t result in their willingness to get treatment for their addiction.  But don’t give up.

When you have again monitored both your mood and theirs, try again.  Always let them know that they are loved and supported and that you know they can lead a happy, substance-free lifestyle.  They probably don’t believe it but keep reminding them that you do believe it and that you believe in them.

Even before you start these discussions, do your research.  Find a quality treatment program to recommend to them.  All treatment programs are not the same. Some programs offer extraordinarily little individualized treatment.  Some are 12-step, some are not.  Some are holistic, and some are not.

As you are comparing treatment programs, be sure to consider what Gulf Breeze Recovery offers.  Gulf Breeze Recovery is a non-12-step, holistic treatment program that treats the whole person, not just the addiction.  With a well trained and qualified staff of medical, clinical and support staff, expert care begins with medically supervised detoxification if needed, and continues with one-on-one counseling, professionally led group sessions, spa treatment, neurofeedback, meditation, exercise, nutrition and specialized care for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), if needed.

Gulf Breeze Recovery offers a nurturing environment in a beautiful setting where each guest is treated with dignity and respect.

Gulf Breeze Recovery strives to offer the best and most comprehensive alcohol and substance abuse treatment options in the country, with plans of treatment tailored to fit your individual needs.  Our professional and medical staff are available to meet all your needs for high-quality substance abuse treatment.

If you or someone you care about, has an ongoing history of alcohol or substance use and/or relapse, contact Gulf Breeze Recovery or call: (855) 433-4480 to speak to an addiction expert to learn more about their residential program, out-patient program, and intensive out-patient program, and which of these can best fit your individual needs.  These programs have helped many people overcome their addiction and embrace their new happy, healthy, substance-free lifestyle.

We help people not just to survive, but to THRIVE!

The front of Gulf Breeze Recovery a non 12 step holistic drug and alcohol rehab specializing in helping guests overcome chronic relapse

About Gulf Breeze Recovery:

Gulf Breeze Recovery, unlike other treatment centers in Florida, is a non 12 step holistic drug and alcohol rehab that is changing the future of addiction treatment with their THRIVE® (Total Health Recovery) program focused on overcoming chronic relapse.
Gulf Breeze Recovery’s THRIVE® program is a non 12-step approach designed for those who are looking for a drug and alcohol treatment program to produce a different and positive result.
This non-12 step program allows you to drive beyond your addictions and promotes a new outlook on life.
We are licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families, and our last audit scored 99.7! Also, we are gold certified by the Joint Commission.

Program logo: Gulf Breeze Recovery offers a true non-12-Step, holistic drug treatment program with licensed mental health professionals who have small caseloads so that they can offer individualized and intensive care and it's called THRIVE®

End Chronic Relapse and Start a New Life!

At Gulf Breeze Recovery we don’t want you to have just a great recovery, we want you to have a great life!

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