What is Kodiak Recovery and who do you treat?

Kodiak Recovery provides multiple levels of care to individuals and their families facing problems or even just questions around substance use. We currently have a mental health clinic serving a wide range of clients, regardless of current motivation, stage of change, or level of severity of the substance use, including those that are questioning their own use of substances and or their family members. We also work with clients who also may be struggling with other mental health problems issues such as eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, or other conditions.  We treat both men and women ages 18 and older.

 

How do I know if my child, friend, spouse, or a family member has a problem with drugs or alcohol?

While individuals may experience a variety of issues related to their use of alcohol and or drugs some symptoms can be subtle and missed both by loved ones and by
professionals.

The most common signs and symptoms that your loved one may be struggling are:

  • An increase in the use of the substance over time
  • Unsuccessful attempts to stop or cut down use
  • Continuing to use despite negative consequences (i.e. a DUI legal or a doctor recommends reducing or stopping alcohol use due to medical concerns)
  • No longer participating in hobbies or activities once enjoyed
  • Little pleasure and interest in things
  • Loss of relationships with self or others
  • Loss of or neglecting responsibilities at work or and home
  • Personality or mood changes
  • Increased isolation

Signs and symptoms of family members or friends of those struggling with addiction related issues are:

  • An increase in overlooking or allowing accepting your family members
    harmful or negative behavior
  • Unable to follow through on previously set boundaries
  • Rescuing and or preventing natural consequences of your family member
  • No longer participating in hobbies or activities once enjoyed
  • Little pleasure and interest in things
  • Loss of relationship with loved one and little time for self
  • Possible frustration around increase in responsibilities at home as loved one slips further into addiction if loved one is not participating
  • Increased worry and or concern for loved one’s well-being
  • Unable to sleep and/or relax
  • Walking on “egg shells” around loved one

 

How do I talk to my loved one about my concerns?

At Kodiak Recovery we recognize that starting the conversation with your loved one is often a scary and intimidating thing to do. While we encourage families to be open and honest we understand this may be uncomfortable to some. This is why we are always willing to help provide you and your family support, structure and accountability around steps and or tips on how to talk to your loved one about this difficult and often painful subject.

 

What if my loved one refuses to get help when I share my concerns with them?

Unfortunately, this does happen. It does not mean your loved one will not get help or does not care what you have to say. It simply means the disease of addiction they are struggling with has a tight grip. Often individuals need time to think and or decide if they are willing to make changes. Also, motivation to change can increase once a client is in a supportive therapeutic environment and starts to feel more hope that recovery can happen. The caring staff at Kodiak Recovery is here to support the entire family system and to help each member through the entire process. discover their own path.