Last week, we discussed the ways addiction impacts the female system. This week, in the interest of equal representation, we want to discuss how substance abuse and alcohol affects men.The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that men are more likely than women to abuse illicit drugs and alcohol. In fact, 11.5% of males over 12 years of age have active substance use disorders, compared to just 6.4% of those deemed the “fairer sex.” It hardly seems fair, does it? Continue reading
If you think you hear more about men using drugs and drinking alcohol to excess than women, you are right. Research shows that women use substances at lower levels than men. However, equally true and yet not widely known, women typically progress from substance use to addiction more quickly than their male counterparts. What’s more, they almost immediately experience associated severe health consequences. These include cancer, heart disease, memory problems and even death. Continue reading
While few deny that drug and alcohol use compromise quality of life for millions of affected Americans, its close companion, Overdose (OD), dramatically claims life itself. In fact, OD is currently the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Opioid addiction drives the epidemic, with more than 47,700 overdose-related deaths associated with prescription opioids and illicit drugs (heroin and illicit fentanyl). Continue reading
Thousands of rehab and recovery centers across the country offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT), which often consists of little more than writing and fulfilling prescriptions. In stark contrast, the MAT Therapy that MFI offers is part of whole-person care. Like a warm blanket enveloping alcohol and drug addicts at their time of need, our personalized plans include many scientific-based tools in combination, to help clients persevere during and after treatment. Continue reading
According to Forbes, although 40 percent of Americans set resolutions on January 1, only eight percent actually follow through. When it comes to sobriety, the problem with resolving to overcome addiction at the start of a new year is that failure to follow through can wreak havoc on your confidence – further undermining your ability to get clean. So, instead of setting yourself up for failed resolutions, make 2019 the year you stop making resolutions and start actively seeking help.
Statistics and our staff experiences show that people in rehab are more successful when they rely on others for help.
Program Coordinator Jerry Paredes, at the Murrieta MFI points out the importance of community, “After program completion, the relapse rate is high for people who return to their old way of life. To prevent that, we work together as a team during and after the program to offer clients the tools they need to maintain their sobriety. In Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) like Murrieta, we help them begin the next chapter of their lives, so they don’t just go back to the same triggers they faced during their addiction.”
This type of helps is invaluable. After all; if you could pull yourself up by your bootstraps, wouldn’t you have already done it? Recognizing the need for assistance is an important step on the road to recovery. But it isn’t the end of the journey. It’s the start. At MFI, we use science-based programs, such as the Matrix Model, to provide people in recovery with a structure of support.
Drawing on several research-based methods, this model blends the best modalities into an extremely strong system of recovery. Our clinicians are specially trained in optimizing The Matrix Model for each individual client, creating a highly personalized treatment program for every participant. Various modalities can include behavior modification, 12 step recovery program introduction, cognitive behavioral therapy, and family systems techniques, including the family in group therapy. Helping clients and families understand addictions, while taking steps to create a lifestyle of recovery, are the key principles which make The Matrix Model successful.
Are you wondering if you or someone you love has a problem with drugs or alcohol? Answer these questions:
- Are you unable to control the amount, length, or frequency of substance use, or to stop use altogether?
- Does substance use interfere with your personal responsibilities, relationships, and other activities?
- Do you continue substance use despite physical or mental health problems, or other consequences?
- Do you experience cravings for the substance or withdrawal symptoms if the substance use is stopped?
Did you answer “yes” to one or more of the above questions?
If so, you could have a problem with substance abuse. If this is the case, we have good news. We offer hope to help interrupt the cycle of abuse. MFI Recovery Center has 10 locations in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, staffed by 200 caring and highly-trained people whose job it is to help you reclaim your life.
Former client, Edward S. recommends MFI for anyone who wants to regain control of their life: “MFI is a great facility if you want to turn your life around. I don’t want to see anyone else go through what I did. If you hang around people who are like you after you recover, you’ll end up doing the same thing you did before. MFI helped me to change not just my habits but my surroundings and my friends. MFI helped me move on with my life. I’m happier now. I’m at peace.”
About MFI Recovery
In addition to the Matrix Model, we rely on proven modalities to provide whole family care. Our programs are gender and age specific to ensure we meet individual needs. We furnish a comfortable and warm, home-like environment with structured, evidence-based methods of behavior modification and cognitive behavioral therapies. Our family systems approach treats the whole family to re-establish trust and mutual respect where it may have been damaged by substance use. For someone who is struggling with substance abuse, recovering alone is almost impossible. Our program helps individuals rebuild the close connections that are essential to successful recovery.
To find out more, call today (866) 218-4697, or for non-admission related information, contact us at (951) 683-6596.