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Charleston is a tough place to get sober
If you’re trying to get sober yourself, take a look at our list of resources for getting sober in Charleston, SC.
Trying to avoid alcohol in the lowcountry without a little bit of help is a bit like trying to avoid mosquitoes here in August. Everywhere you turn in the lowcountry there’s a reason to drink. Our culture here is one that celebrates overindulgence.
Paired with that culture of overindulgence is a culture of secrecy and shame. So we provide our community with every reason to keep drinking, and few ways to ask for and get help. Instead addiction treats our families like frogs in pot of water coming up to boil. In communities like ours, we don’t notice that we’re in real trouble until it’s too late.
Working with Stop Pause Play means creating a discreet, quiet intervention for your loved one. One that focuses and respects the privacy of your family, is focused on healing for the long term, and one that is tailored to your unique situation.
You don’t have to do this alone
And you don’t have to live like this anymore. I will work with your family to create open, honest, invitational interventions that preserve and encourage dignity and respect in your family. That’s one reason why we use a no-surprise approach to our interventions when we can.
95% of our clients seek treatment after engaging with us.
If you’re ready to get started, send us a text to 833-594-7146. We’ll schedule a call, usually within the next 24 hours, to get started. There is no charge for our first conversation. We work with clients worldwide, and do most of our interventions online.Schedule your First Call Now
Don’t wait for your loved one to “find their bottom." If your loved one is suffering from addiction, please know that it is a progressive disease. The longer you wait, the more dangerous of a situation you will be in. Hundreds of thousands of people die each year from drug and alcohol-related deaths every year. Don’t let your loved one’s bottom be at their funeral.
How our process works
From the start we will start crafting a strategy for long-term recovery. Our objective is not to get your loved one to go to rehab, our objective is to get your loved one healthy. In-patient Treatment is one of the tools we use for that long term recovery. During our first call call we will craft a list of people to invite to the initial “family meeting,” including your loved one.
At that family meeting, we’ll discus your family’s strengths and resiliencies. From there we will draft a strategy, with the whole family – including your loved one of concern – should they choose to participate. We’ll discuss how the addiction is affecting the family, the roots of the addiction in the family, and what we need to do in order to erradicate it from the family. The strategy will include treatment options for your loved one, as well as resources for each member of the family that has been impacted by the disease.
While your loved one is in treatment, we will work as their chief advocate, to make sure that they get the most out of treatment. We will also work together as a family to understand more about disease and determine what needs to be worked on within the family to prepare for your loved one’s return.
Treatment centers we work with
Look, we’ll be straight with you: there are a lot of rotten treatment centers out there. Many of them have been purchased in the past few decades by private equity firms who are seeking to squeeze out every ounce of profit from their facility. Some of them even budget for people to return, which creates a perverse financial incentive for them to financially depend on your loved one’s failure to stay sober.
At Stop Pause Play, our bottom line is your recovery, not their profit. We want to put the disease into long-term remission, so we regularly meet with treatment centers, develop relationships with their clinical staff, and only send our clients to facilities who are aligned with our mission: recovery first.
After treatment, we work with the family to monitor success. We will continue to meet weekly for up to six months, monitoring progress and helping the family stay vigilant. Should it be desired, we will provide active monitoring of drug tests and breathalyzer data, and share that with relevant family members.
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