Addiction is a disease that can completely take over your life. This can impact your self-confidence and ability to make healthy decisions. In recovery, it’s crucial to maintain a sense of optimism and understand your potential for long-term sobriety.
Spero Recovery strives to do more than assist our patients in overcoming addiction. We aspire to help you grow your confidence so you can find your potential and be the leader of your own recovery. While recognizing your own potential may be easier said than done during recovery, getting the right diagnosis and creating an individualized care plan plays an important role in setting you up for success.
Getting the Right Diagnosis
Receiving the right diagnosis offers those struggling with substance use disorder (SUD) the best chance at overcoming addiction and maintaining long-term sobriety. When you know what you are facing, you can start to develop a plan on how to accurately treat it. The right diagnosis gives you a starting point because once you know what disorder you have you can discuss with your psychiatrist what the most effective forms of treatment will be for you.
For example, a person may be unknowingly experiencing symptoms of psychosis and may try to use drugs as a way to cope. They may be insecure and wonder what’s wrong with them because they don’t understand what’s going on. After speaking with a psychiatrist, they realize that they have a psychotic disorder and that the necessary treatment for that is to find the right medications along with therapy and other supportive forms of treatment.
When dealing with an addiction, people commonly also have a co-occurring disorder or a dual diagnosis. Most often one disorder may be diagnosed before the second is diagnosed. For example, a person may be diagnosed with SUD before they are diagnosed with a mental disorder or vice versa. That is because SUD and mental health disorders have very similar symptoms, which can make it harder to distinguish between the two. Often when a person receives treatment for their SUD, they will notice the symptoms of their mental health disorder later and then get the diagnosis. Underlying mental health disorders often influence the use of addictive substances because people will use substances to self-medicate and cope with the uncomfortable feelings caused by their mental illness.
Creating an Individualized Care Plan
Every woman has different and unique circumstances that should be taken into account when creating a care plan. To get the best results from recovery, creating an individualized treatment plan is essential. It’s important to get the proper diagnosis to ensure you know what kind of treatment will work best with your mental health diagnoses. When you are creating a plan with your therapist, you should take consider these factors:
- Medical diagnosis
- If you would benefit from a sober living home
- Outpatient treatment
- Holistic treatment
- Contact list of all your possible resources
- Gender-specific options
Women experience symptoms differently than men, which is why it is necessary to not only have a care plan centered around the diagnosis but also women-specific treatment. Creating a plan specific to your needs is important in recovery because it allows you to have an active role in your treatment. It gives you the chance to learn how to advocate for yourself and teaches you how to trust yourself, which is good for growing your self-confidence.
Addiction treatment allows you to recognize the potential you have to take control over your life. At Spero Recovery, we are here to help teach you the tools needed to thrive and help you stay optimistic about recovery. Every day won’t be easy but that is why our staff and peer supports are here to help you stay on the right path and keep your enthusiasm. We offer traditional and holistic classes that provide a clinical approach to medically treating the addiction and will help you learn how to heal yourself by connecting within.
One area that should be a focus for women in recovery is learning how to build healthy and meaningful relationships. Due to the roles society has placed on women, the need for deep and meaningful connections is a big issue. Unfortunately, many women with SUD come from a background of toxic and abusive relationships, both romantically and with friends or family.
Spero Recovery will help you develop skills for building relationships. We bring in people from the community, such as mediation teachers and chefs that help cultivate the importance of relationships. At Spero, you will find woodworking classes and outdoor activities to teach you the power of healthy coping skills and healthy habits. These various therapeutic approaches help women find the treatment they need to overcome addiction and find their potential for living a healthy life.
The first step in leading your recovery with potential is knowing when you need to reach out and ask for help. Overcoming addictions that include a dual diagnosis is not task that should be done alone, which is why Spero Recovery is here to help. Our staff understands the importance of individualized care plans, which is why we have both a men’s residential facility and a women’s residential facility. We strive to teach the importance of self-resiliency and independency, which is why we incorporate our patients in both their treatment plan and leading the facility. Our programs are designed help you physically overcome addiction while regaining and building new skills that drugs or alcohol may have taken from you. If you are ready to make the changes necessary to live a healthy, fulfilling, and sober life, call Spero Recovery at (303) 351-7888 today.