A Cry for Help
What Do You Do When You Hear an Addict’s Cry for Help?
When someone is in the grips of drug addiction or alcoholism, the ability to willfully emerge from darkness and despair is gone. They are unable to seek help or any meaningful treatment for their disease, and they suffer alone with their pain. Sometimes, there may be signals or indications that the addict or alcoholic has moved toward the light of sobriety by subtle gestures or indications. Other times, the addict or alcoholic will lash out at their surroundings in a destructive manner. These are commonly referred to as “burning down the house” behaviors and events, whereby the addict or alcoholic has reached a level of despair and anger that manifests destructive action. Essentially, there are several ways to interpret this behavior, but it is, at its essence, a cry for help.
Bradford Health has been treating patients suffering from the diseases of alcoholism and drug addiction for more than 30 years. Our treatment facilities and services are designed to handle patients who might exhibit aggressive or destructive behaviors. Our Addiction Counselors assist and guide patients and families toward a recovery and treatment program that manages the patient’s emotional needs as well. The fragile nature of addiction and alcoholism is such that the patient’s decision-making and rational perception may be temporarily or even permanently affected. Hearing a patient’s cry for help before it’s too late is essential for achieving success in recovery from addiction and alcoholism.
Bradford Health Services believes chemical dependency is a chronic, progressive illness, which exists when the use of mood-altering substances causes increasingly severe problems in major areas of a person’s life, including physical, psychological, emotional, social, vocational, and spiritual aspects. We are constantly seeking new and innovative ways to diagnose and treat patients who need a cure for the diseases of addiction and alcoholism.
The ultimate goal of Bradford’s treatment programs are to assist and guide patients with becoming functional citizens leading healthy lives. Sobriety is the immediate and absolute primary goal for patients. Recovery begins with the cessation of alcohol or drug use and persists during treatment, with instruction in new activities and behaviors to support a sober lifestyle. Helping patients discover a healthy and fulfilling life is the genuine, heartfelt mission of Bradford Health.