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Financial Responsibility in Recovery

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Developing an addiction to drugs or alcohol can damage every aspect of your life, including your finances.  Whether you struggled financially before your addiction or lived comfortably, substance abuse will undoubtedly leave you in a worse financial situation than before you started.  This may be due to several factors including the high cost of drugs and alcohol, irresponsible decisions made under the influence, or job loss during active addiction. Part of recovery is learning to pick up the pieces of your life and create a strong foundation on which to build a sober lifestyle.  This includes a reassessment of your financial situation and a renewed commitment to responsibility.

Addiction Takes Away Your Ability to Differentiate Between Wants and Needs

In recovery, you can begin to take a serious look at your spending habits and build a budget based on what you need.  If the prospect of planning for the future feels too overwhelming, start by budgeting for just a week at a time. Financial troubles are very stressful and can feel like you are drowning under a mountain of debt and bills.  By taking it one step at a time and choosing the next most responsible move, you will begin to see improvements in your situation and alleviate some of the burdens on yourself and your loved ones. Seeking recovery during addiction can be worrisome when faced with major financial issues.  The good news is that many insurance plans include coverage for addiction treatment. It is also important to remember that overcoming addiction is an investment in your future, and you will always be better off personally and financially in life without substance abuse.  Many treatment programs also offer resources for developing life skills and may be able to help you plan for your financial future.

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, now is the time to reach out for help.  At Arbor Behavioral Healthcare, you will meet knowledgeable, compassionate professionals that understand addiction in all its forms.  We use an integrative and holistic approach to treat addiction and mental health issues. No treatment is one-size-fits-all, and at The Arbor, you will have a team of experts prepared to create your customized treatment plan.  We offer care for your mind, body, and spirit so that you can heal from the inside out and look forward to a lifetime of sobriety and wellness. If you are ready to take the first step in your recovery, please call us at 844-413-2690.