I Was in Addiction…
A 12-Week Series on Addiction and Recovery (Part 3 of 12)
By: Matt Brown, ARC’s Senior Vice President of Administration
This week is week 3 of our “I Was in Addiction…” series. So far we have discussed my personal story and a definition of addition. As a reminder, addiction is one of the least understood and most complex diseases known to man. Simply put: An addiction is an urge to do something that is hard to control or stop.
When someone becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, their brain chemistry and addictive behaviors drive them to continue to use drugs and alcohol despite negative consequences. Once in addiction, people become very ill when they try to stop using.
The good news is that today there are many types of treatment available. There are two main types of addiction treatment: residential and outpatient.
In ARC’s residential programs, the person in addiction stays in a controlled environment and receives counseling, medical care, chaplaincy care, life skills and vocational training. These programs can last up to one year and are easy for people to get into.
In ARC’s outpatient programs, the person in addiction stays in their own home environment and receives counseling, medical care, chaplaincy care, life skills and vocational training at an ARC outpatient center or via telehealth on their phone, tablet, or computer.
The goal of ARC’s treatment programs is to provide stability, teach new coping skills, and help people move out of addiction and into a life of recovery and purpose. Said a different way, we help people discover hope and live their God-given destiny.
And the best news??? People can get the help they need very quickly and easily. Almost all insurances, including KY Medicaid, pay for addiction treatment and ARC has available beds and appointments today.
Getting a bed in residential treatment or an outpatient appointment for you or your loved one is quick and easy! Just call our addiction help hotline at 888.818.1434 or visit arccenters.com. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
– Matt Brown
Next week’s article, “What is Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT)?”