To The Addict Still Suffering:
Thank you for taking the time to read about Origins Behavioral HealthCare. As men and women who have recovered from utterly hopeless states of addiction ourselves, we know all too well what it is like to battle addiction daily. We have taken that which we have learned along the way, excised anything unhelpful and unnecessary, infused it with the latest in medical research and innovative therapeutic methods and created what we know to be the absolute gold-standard in substance abuse treatment.
Presently you might be skeptical or wary of the prospect of inpatient drug and alcohol treatment in pursuit of sobriety. We certainly understand this, but before casting aside the idea altogether, please allow us to make the following appeal to you, as we have found that it is helpful in response to the inevitable question, “Why should I go to treatment?”
Quite simply, the short answer to this question is that if you do not take swift and decisive action toward overcoming your addiction, you very well may be another victim of this horribly tragic disease. However, we often find it helpful if you phrase the question a bit differently such as, “Why should I NOT go to treatment?”
Here are some typical thoughts we ourselves had when trying to determine if we should go to treatment, as well as our responses:
“I can’t afford it!” – We will work with you on this, whether or not you have insurance. Nothing is more expensive than continuing to drink and/or use.
“I can’t take the time off from work!” – Your addiction will most likely eventually rob you of your job anyway. Most organizations are required to allow you to take unpaid leave from your work in the event of illness and addiction is documented and medically recognized as a legitimate illness. If your organization will not allow you to take time off to get well, you probably don’t work for the greatest employer anyway and, moreover, you have to ask yourself if your job is worth possibly losing your life.
“My family needs me!” – We assure you that your family’s primary concern is your health and well being and, most likely, if you are presently chemically dependent then they are quite ready for some time away from you.
“Treatment doesn’t work!” – We have seen it work in ourselves and for countless others. The only way you can be certain it won’t work for you, is if you believe it will not work from the start. Are you willing to consider that it will work?
There are a whole host of other objections you can create, and we have heard them all. The simple fact is that if you are reading this, then you probably need very badly to be recovering within our facility, and we will do everything possible to help make that happen. These objections are very often just symptomatic of your illness; creations of your diseased mind to help keep you in the bondage that is alcoholism and drug addiction.
If you are ready to make a change, we can say with 100% assurance that our curriculum at Origins is the most impassioned, comprehensive and evidence-based approach that is presently available. Please feel free to continue to browse our website to familiarize yourself with our principles and philosophies.
We have organized this section by drug of choice so that you can seek information specified to that which brings you here. If your drug of choice is not listed below, please feel free to call us anytime at 1-888-U-GET-WELL to see if Origins is right for you.
I want you to know that everything you will find on this section of our website is authored by recovered drug addicts and alcoholics firmly in recovery. We have not relied upon the help of an ad agency or other similar entity in populating these pages. These are words sincerely created by individuals who have suffered the same as you, with the expressed intent and hope that they might help bring you into a life of sobriety, full of health and happiness.
Ben Levenson, Founder, Origins Behavioral HealthCare
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