Seeking treatment for a mental condition for yourself or a family member is never part of anyone’s life plan. Nobody ever anticipates the terrible consequences, the pain or all the drama associated with addiction. The decision to seek treatment usually happens only when there is no other choice. Yet the majority of those who complete treatment say that they wish they had done so sooner.
When deciding whether treatment is right for someone, consider the following questions:
- Is the problem getting better on its own?
- Is the problem preventing the person from achieving his or her full potential?
- Has the problem led to loss of reputation, relationships or material things?
- Could the problem lead to sudden injury or death?
- Are worries about money or stigma preventing the person from getting well?
Help is available for people who are struggling with behavioral problems, mental illness, eating disorders, substance use disorders and co-occurring conditions. Those with depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, suicidal ideation and other conditions find relief from distress and difficulties by receiving treatment. Treatment can break the cycle of addiction, resolve underlying problems, provide relief and support for families, and prevent potential tragedy.
The financial cost or time length involved with treatment can prevent people from seeking the help they need. Others fear that the withdrawal processes will be too uncomfortable, or that other people will find out that they went into treatment. In the meantime, the problem has more time to destroy the person’s life and the lives of those around him or her. At some point, the person might hit rock bottom, be it in jail, the hospital or other unfortunate situation. Alternatively, change can begin at a beautiful and private treatment center, such as Sovereign Health, surrounded by an understanding and compassionate team of professionals who can help patients and their families make a fresh start.
At Sovereign Health, we offer affordable, quality mental health care to patients and their families, from residential treatment to outpatient care. All of our services are completely confidential and private. Our adolescent treatment facility in Rancho San Diego, California, provides age-appropriate, developmentally sensitive care for teens from age 12 to 17.