Help For Yourself
Dealing with change in any aspect of life can be overwhelming. When you struggle with addiction, asking for help, and recognizing you need to change your life can present even more obstacles. Despite the difficulty, asking for help demonstrates you have courage. You may be feeling low, not knowing what recovery has in store for you. However, it is possible to recover and live a happy, sober life. All you have to do is ask for help.
How to Know You Need Help
Admitting you have a problem with addiction can be challenging. You may not even know what to look out for. It may be helpful to ask yourself these questions:
- Has my life become unmanageable? We recognize unmanageability in the first step of the 12 Steps, which is a significant part of our model at Spero Recovery Center. Has drinking or drug use led you to not be able to manage daily responsibilities? Even if you manage work, home, and a social life reasonably well, perhaps your emotional state has become unmanageable.
- Do I have the desire to quit but can’t seem to? The disease of addiction has a grip on us. We can’t seem to put the alcohol or drugs down despite our best efforts. When we become obsessive and compulsive over substance use, we can’t stop no matter how hard we try.
- Do I crave substances when I’m not using them? One significant sign of addiction is cravings. When you aren’t using substances, you may crave them.
- Is it impossible to live without drugs? Addiction is an insidious disease. It changes the way we think, feel, and interact with the world. It can get in the way of our relationships, jobs, financial responsibilities, and more. Some days it may even feel like you can’t get out of bed without taking a drink or using a drug.
If you are still questioning whether you need help, it is always best to talk to a medical provider.
Finding What Works Best For You
Finding a facility that fits your needs is essential in seeking care for addiction. Since you can choose from many options, it may feel overwhelming at times. You may want to look at the different programs a facility has, the levels of care they provide, and the options they offer for aftercare.
Spero Recovery Center is a peer-run, peer-led residential gender-specific program. We emphasize the 12 Steps and the importance of living a fulfilling life in recovery. We want our guests to learn how to understand the principles of recovery and apply them to life after the program to ensure the best opportunity for long-term sobriety. Spero Recovery Center offers a residential program for men and women. Guests stay at our site for a minimum of 30 days, with the option of staying up to 90 days. When they complete residential programming, our guests also have the opportunity to enter our sober living homes.
At Spero Recovery Center, we know how long it can take to get to the point of seeking help for addiction. We want our guests to maintain long-term recovery, which is why we emphasize creating an aftercare plan. An aftercare plan is designed based on your specific needs, to help you navigate life in early recovery outside of our program. Having a plan can help you maintain motivation and momentum as you move forward in recovery.
The Spero Recovery Center Difference
At Spero Recovery Center, we emphasize the importance of community. We believe that recovery is best learned from others who have gone through a similar experience; this is why our program is run and led by peers. We want our guests to learn to be honest with their peers. When you feel like you are getting something done as a team, instead of just being told what to do, you feel a sense of ownership. We want you to feel as if you are hanging out with friends and talking amongst your peers, helping you to feel comfortable and develop interpersonal skills. At Spero Recovery, we want you to become the person you have always wanted to be.
At Spero Recovery Center, you will also be immersed in a recovery community where you work through the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. You will be introduced to a new way of life by individuals who have walked a similar path. We share our experiences and strengths with each other. We will encourage you to find a sponsor, who you will be able to meet up with as you walk through the steps. We filter everything in our program through the lens of recovery. We believe in setting up our guests to live the principles of the 12 Steps outside of our program. This way, when individuals have completed our program, they have a better chance at long-term sobriety.
Accessibility to Care
Spero Recovery Center is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide accessible, high-quality care to all. We created this program to give hope to an underserved community that may be uninsured or unable to pay for treatment. We believe that access to quality care is a human right and have created an option for individuals with limited financial means.
Start With Spero Recovery Center Today
Finding help for yourself can be a daunting task; however, it is possible. Help is out there, and it may begin for you at Spero Recovery Center. To learn more about our program and what we have to offer you, call us at (303) 351-7888. You are not alone.