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Choosing Mental Health and Addiction Treatment for a Loved One: Aspen Valley Mental Health19The influential 20th-century psychiatrist Viktor Frankl once said, “The more one forgets himself – by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love – the more human he is.” This is the action we take when we choose to help a loved one that is struggling with issues of mental health and/or addiction. Most people will go to any length to help a loved one that is struggling. So it is important that that effort is matched by an exceptional recovery center and treatment program. Regarding Aspen Valley mental health, The Redpoint Center is a leader in recovery and shares that willingness to go the distance.

Reaching Out to a Loved One Struggling With Mental Health and Addiction Issues

It is important to remember that individuals struggling with issues of mental health and/or addictions like alcohol use disorder (AUD) and substance use disorder (SUD) need to be willing to accept help before any help can be given. With that in mind, the first step in getting them that help is recognizing the warning signs that they may need it. The following are just a few of the warning signs that a loved one may require some mental health care:

  • They have become unusually withdrawn, secretive, and isolated
  • An individual may exhibit extreme mood swings
  • They may express uncharacteristic feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and emptiness
  • If struggling with addiction, they may show physical signs of alcohol and substance abuse, such as poor coordination and slurred speech
  • They may appear to struggle with their sleep patterns, such as insomnia or sleeping too much
  • An individual may express feelings of self-harm or experience suicidal ideations

If any or many of these warning signs are present, we here at The Redpoint Center recommend reaching out to a mental health professional or a reputable recovery center right away. Getting help sooner than later can be the difference between short-term issues and long-term consequences for a struggling loved one.

Aspen Valley Mental Health: Reaching Out to the Right Mental Health Treatment Center

After making a connection with a struggling loved one, it is critical that a connection is made with a quality and qualified recovery center right away. Sometimes the window that a loved one is willing to get help is very short, especially with something like AUD, so it is important to take advantage of it.

An exceptional recovery center is going to be able to help determine the right path to start a loved one on their recovery journey. They can determine the severity of the situation and what level of treatment program to start with. For example, someone in the later stages of AUD will require a professionally supervised detox, most likely followed by a stay in a residential program.

However, a good recovery center will not just stop there; they will also work with the individual and their loved ones to create a long-term recovery plan moving forward. Again, for example, an individual struggling with AUD should also have a plan after residential treatment, such as transitioning to an effective outpatient program like the one offered at the Redpoint Center, a leader in Aspen Valley mental health.

Aspen Valley Mental Health: Choosing an Effective Outpatient Treatment Program

One of the keys to choosing an effective outpatient treatment program is to choose one that is going to keep the family and the home life front and center. After all, it can be very difficult for an individual to recover if they are hearing and seeing one thing in the recovery center, but experiencing something totally different at home.

Again, let us take someone in an outpatient program for AUD. For certain struggling individuals, it can be critical that steps are taken at home to make it a safe and alcohol-free environment. It can also be critical that an individual with AUD engages with a recovery and/or 12-Step community outside of the recovery center, and that their loved ones support that engagement.

Taking these steps while in an outpatient program can help a loved one make a smooth transition back into their day-to-day lives. It also allows the members of the family to get the help and support they need before their loved one is fully back home.

Aspen Valley Mental Health: The Recovery Mission at The Redpoint Center Aspen Valley Mental Health

Here at one of the premier Aspen Valley mental health facilities, The Redpoint Center, we believe in those previously quoted words of the iconic Viktor Frankl. Our mission is to serve others before we serve ourselves. It is our paramount purpose to help our clients recover.

The iconic Frankl also famously said: “Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.” Our goal is to remind each and every client that they have meaning. They have a purpose, and their mental health issues are not going to stop them from living the type of life that they desire and the type of long-term recovery they deserve.

Effective recovery from alcohol use disorder involves transformative changes both in a dedicated treatment facility as well as at home. Home environments can play an important role in continued sobriety. The key is to take advantage of the many tips and strategies for curating a new alcohol-free culture at home. It is also critical to maintain this alcohol-free home environment while also continuing to engage in an effective outpatient treatment program like the one offered at an Aspen Valley mental health facility such as The Redpoint Center. For more information on choosing the right mental health treatment for a loved one and the recovery options available, please reach out to The Redpoint Center today at (303) 710-8496.

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