Some people put off getting help addressing a substance use disorder due to a fear of the unknown. Residential treatment can seem scary—especially when you do not quite know what to expect.
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There are a couple of different ways to think about what is involved in treatment. The first might be the most obvious—a chronological description of how the treatment process proceeds. Treatment starts with medically supervised detoxification, continues with a rehabilitation period that can also address co-occurring mental health disorders, and extends into a continuum of care that promises ongoing support as your recovery journey gets underway.
That is an accurate recounting of the process of treatment, but it might not address your real concerns. Those concerns might include questions like:
- Do these people really know what they are doing?
- Will the staff be judgmental (or just plain mean)?
- Does treatment even work or is it a waste of time?
Those questions and others like them are perfectly reasonable. When it comes to Bel Aire Recovery Center, we have some answers.
Our Work is Built Around Evidence
At Bel Aire Recovery Center, much of our approach to treating substance use disorders is grounded in brain-based research. Breakthroughs in neuroscience—particularly in the area of neuroplasticity—are central to our thinking about how to help you regain and maintain your sobriety.
Neuroplasticity is the word for your brain’s ability to replace old pathways (like those that keep you using drugs or alcohol) with new, healthier pathways.
The evidence is clear that substance use disorders are, in fact, brain disorders with physical and chemical characteristics that must be addressed in order for you to reclaim your sobriety.
We Have the Expertise You Would Expect
There are plenty of people in the world who would be more than happy to offer you advice (usually sketchy advice) about how to stop using drugs or alcohol. They might refer to ideas like willpower or character or faith. They might advocate for a “cold turkey” approach. They might suggest some sort of “alternative” medicine approach—even if that alternative is short on evidence of effectiveness.
Our team here in Kansas, in contrast, is highly trained in the treatment of substance use disorders. Our expertise is the firm foundation of our approach to treating those who are struggling with drugs or alcohol.
You Can Count on Our Experience
Expertise is, of course, essential—but it is not the end of the story when it comes to the team at Bel Aire Recovery Center. We also have the experience necessary to find the right treatment approach for you. You will not encounter cookie-cutter treatment strategies at Bel Aire, because we understand that each individual is just that—an individual.
We are committed to ongoing learning, and we use the full range of our experience to provide treatment that is personalized and effective.
Rest Assured You Will Encounter Empathy
You might be perfectly comfortable with the idea that we rely on evidence, expertise, and experience. But you still might be hesitant to commit to treatment because you are concerned that you will be met with judgment or harshness. Given the stigma that is unfortunately still attached to substance use disorders (and mental health disorders, too), that worry is understandable.
We want to put you at ease. We are fully committed to a treatment approach that considers the whole person and which is built upon a spirit of empathy. You can count on us to treat you with the respect and kindness that every person deserves. Our job is not to judge you; our job is to help you get and stay sober.
To Sum Up: We Can Help You Take Your Life Back
When you are struggling with drugs or alcohol, it can feel as though your entire life is spiraling out of control. You might feel isolated, embarrassed, and unable to find a path forward. Meanwhile, your health—both physical and mental—may be worsening in alarming ways. That, too, might feel so overwhelming that you just don’t know how you will ever find your way back to sobriety.
Fortunately, we know how to help you find that path back to sober living. When you are ready to put drugs and alcohol behind you, we are ready to help with a personalized approach to treatment that will prepare you to start your recovery journey with confidence.