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When Should You Get Sober?

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In the US, 165 million Americans over 12 currently abuse either alcohol and/or drugs. While some are able to control their habits to some extent, for many others, they’re on the verge of spiraling out of control or already have.

When alcohol and drugs take over your life, it can feel like there’s no hope for sobriety. You might think that addiction is just something you need to deal with forever. But the truth is, the best time to get sober is right now!

Getting into recovery is possible through Tennessee rehab centers. Read on to find out what benefits you can get from getting into treatment now.

Safe Detox and Withdrawal

One major hurdle you need to get over at the beginning of recovery is detox. Many are unsuccessful when they try to detox on their own because the withdrawal symptoms are too uncomfortable and sometimes, even dangerous. This is also why relapse happens so often.

But in a rehab center, you’ll be able to get into a detox program that increases your chances of success. You’ll be under the care of a licensed doctor, who will supervise your detox process, every step of the way.

In some cases, they can prescribe medications to ease withdrawal symptoms and make it safer too. They’ll keep monitoring your progress and adjust your medications if needed.

Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment

When you’ve completely detoxed, then you’re in a better situation to focus on recovery. From there, you can transition to inpatient drug rehab. This is where you spend all of your time at the treatment facility, which means you’re immersed in learning to live a sober life.

Here are the elements that’ll help you recover from substance abuse.

24-Hour Care

Because you’re living at the rehab center, you’ll receive round-the-clock care from professional staff members. All of them will be properly certified and trained to provide you with quality care.

Also, APEX Recovery has a minimum stay length of 30 days. This ensures that you’ll spend enough time gaining the necessary knowledge and tools to handle triggers, trauma, and stress once you return to normal life.

Luxurious Accommodations and Amenities

Don’t like the idea of drug and alcohol rehab because people liken it to jail? They only think this way because they’ve been to the wrong rehab centers.

There are facilities like APEX Recovery that offer boutique-style treatment. This means your accommodations feel like you’re staying at a resort and the food you eat is not just healthy, but also delicious.

When you feel like you’re on vacation rather than in jail, this facilitates more progress in recovery.


There’s always a root cause for what drives someone to alcohol and drug use. Often, this is unresolved trauma in their past. It can feel like too much to deal with that, so substance use is a way to self-medicate.

Not surprisingly, many with substance use disorder often have mental health issues as well. This means that it’s important to address both the physical and mental sides of addiction.

A trained and licensed therapist can help you do so with evidence-based therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). They’ll work with you to figure out what triggered substance use in the first place. You’d be surprised at how beneficial it is to unpack trauma, no matter how difficult it is.

From there, they’ll also help you find out what keeps driving you to use these substances. Then, they’ll teach you healthier and more constructive ways to handle stressful situations that’d otherwise cause you to use again.

In addition, you’ll get to attend group therapy. This gives you a support system you might not have outside. You’ll all get a chance to speak about your experiences and this can combat feelings of isolation and loneliness as you walk the path to recovery.

Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment

If you can’t afford to go to inpatient drug treatment, a fantastic alternative is outpatient rehab. You’ll receive all the same services as in inpatient treatment, but on a more part-time basis.

This means you won’t have to pay as much and you won’t have to take time off of other obligations, such as school, work, or childcare/family care.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

For a blend of inpatient and outpatient care, try a partial hospitalization program (PHP). You’ll stay full-time at the rehab center to go through detox, but afterward, you’ll get treatment during PHP hours and then return home afterward.

This is a level above intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), which operate in a similar fashion. However, there’s less of a time commitment with IOPs.


If you’re reluctant to get into rehab right now because you aren’t confident you can get back to normal life afterward, then rest easy knowing there are aftercare programs. These are specifically set up to provide assistance while you transition out of you rehab program.

Again, you’ll receive much of the same care, such as individual and group therapy. But the time commitment is very minimal. You might also get help finding a job and housing so you won’t have to struggle as much and can focus more on recovery.

Looking for Tennessee Rehab Centers?

Are you now convinced that Tennessee rehab centers can get you on the right track to sobriety? Then consider APEX Recovery for treatment.

We’re a Tennessee state licensed rehab facility and we’re one of the very few that offer accredited care for a wide variety of substance abuse. Plus, we have upscale inpatient and detox amenities to offer you.

If you’re looking for premium care at a rehab center, then look no further than APEX Recovery. Get in touch with us today and one of our friendly intake coordinators will be more than happy to help you out.

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