When you were 5, and they asked what you wanted to be when you grew up, it bet you didn’t say drug addict – but like many other things in life, it just happened. No one ever sets out to become an addict, but yet becoming an addict is a reality that many individuals face every year.
In the United States, it is estimated that about 23.5 million people suffer from an addiction to alcohol or drugs – this is about 8% of the population, one in every 12 persons. That is a lot of people, so you are not alone
The biggest hurdle to cross is the one where you admit to being an addict. No one wants to believe they’ve lost control. As humans, we always want to believe that we have control over our actions, over our destiny, and so the acceptance of the loss of power or control is counterintuitive to our make-up. But thankfully, you are here.
Being here means you’ve come or are at least in the process of coming to terms with the fact that there’s something wrong – welcome. At Oasis Tropical, we’ll lead you right back to the straight and narrow path.
While your roadmap is unique, our alcohol rehabilitation process follows standard steps, as contained in Hazelden’s Living in Balance program.
Living in Balance combines experiential, cognitive-behavioral, and Twelve Step models and is recognized by the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. The conceptual framework for the living in balance program is that addiction is a chronic, progressive, relapsing disease that involves compulsion, loss of control, continued use despite negative consequences and relapse.
In addition, we also use a myriad of effective therapies and techniques such as group, individual, and family therapy, and incorporate alternative therapies like yoga and acupuncture to promote a holistic lifestyle. We also have published staff members and professors educating via lectures, videos and meditation to help our clients gain a better understanding of their addiction.