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Will Moving to a New Place Help With Drug Cravings?

a couple packs as they begin to move to a new location to avoid drug cravings

There is a commonly utilized saying that goes, “No matter where you go, there you are.” This saying is widely used in an addiction recovery setting and suggests that no matter how hard you try to escape yourself and your problems, you will never be able to do so. The only way that people can escape their problems is by effectively working through them. Still, many individuals suffering at the hands of substance abuse and all related personal consequences will consider a “geographical cure.” This essentially means moving away from personal problems in hopes of leaving them all behind.

Ultimately, the first step to successful recovery is a professional addiction treatment plan. Contact Evoke Wellness at Miramar today by calling 866.931.9312 to learn more about our drug detox center, treatment programs, and how we can help.

Geographical Changes and Addiction Recovery

If you find yourself thinking that a geographical change would do you good, ask yourself, “Am I running away from something, or am I running towards something?” Individuals suffering from a substance abuse disorder of any severity will undeniably experience at least several significant addiction-related consequences. These consequences could include interpersonal issues (problems with families or friends), legal issues, financial issues, problems at work or school, or emotional and psychological issues. Once these issues start to accumulate, you might think that you can effectively escape them by moving away. This is never the case. It certainly seems like a change of environment would be an effective way to “start over.”

However, the truth of the matter is that the only way to tackle an addictive disorder is by entering into an intensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment program and that problems will only continue to worsen and accumulate for as long as the addictive disorder is left untreated. Leaving the people, places, and things behind will not solve the core issues that had you using drugs in the first place.

Why Professional Addiction Treatment Is Important

If you’re not addressing and treating the root cause of addiction, you’re not treating addiction. Trauma, mental illness, and family history contribute to developing addiction, and these things need to be properly dealt with before real progress can be made.

Another major barrier to sobriety is withdrawal, unpleasant and, at times, dangerous symptoms during the process of the body ridding itself of drugs or alcohol. Withdrawal alone is enough to keep some people stuck in the cycle of addiction. In a professional addiction treatment facility, you will go through medical detox. During the detox process, your withdrawal symptoms will be monitored and managed by treatment specialists.

The risk of relapse is at zero percent while you remain in treatment, and individuals who complete a treatment program have higher success rates regarding recovery and maintaining long-term sobriety. There are also aftercare and relapse prevention programs to keep you focused and accountable once you’ve left treatment.

Benefits of Professional Addiction Treatment

There are many significant benefits of professional addiction treatment, one of which is the higher rate of recovery. If you’ve tried quitting drugs or alcohol on your own without success, professional treatment is likely what you need to regain control of your life. Some additional benefits include the following:

  1. Withdrawal symptoms are monitored and managed to help you get through detox as safely and comfortably as possible.
  2. You can customize your treatment plan to your own wants and needs with therapies and holistic treatment options.
  3. You can receive treatment for trauma or any co-occurring mental illness while you are receiving treatment for addiction.
  4. Access to educational resources and support keeps you on the right track during and after treatment.
  5. Alumni programs, peer support groups, and other aftercare programs keep you connected to the sober community you have come to rely on once you’ve completed treatment.

Getting professional care and support in an accredited addiction treatment facility is the best and safest way to begin your recovery journey and start healing from addiction.

Get Proper Treatment for Lasting Recovery at Evoke Wellness at Miramar

At Evoke Wellness at Miramar, we know that assuming a big move will lead to sobriety is never a good idea. We also believe that a change of scenery can be beneficial when coupled with intensive inpatient treatment. If you have been suffering at the hands of a substance abuse disorder and you have found it impossible to remain sober for an extended period, Evoke Wellness is available to help.

Our comprehensive program of recovery was specifically designed for individuals who have had little success in staying sober in the past. We sincerely believe that quality clinical care should be available to all who need it. For more information, call us today at 866.931.9312 or fill out our online contact form.